Acceleration for Gifted Learners, K-5

Acceleration for Gifted Learners, K-5

by Joan F. (Franklin) Smutny, Sally Y. Walker, Elizabeth A. Meckstroth
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412925665

ISBN-13: 9781412925662

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Written for K–5 teachers, this practical guide corrects misunderstandings in the field of acceleration and provides the tools necessary to effectively determine the most appropriate learning options for gifted students. Through real-life stories, well-known authors in gifted education, Joan Smutny, Sally Y. Walker, and Elizabeth A. Meckstroth, dispel the common

Overview

Written for K–5 teachers, this practical guide corrects misunderstandings in the field of acceleration and provides the tools necessary to effectively determine the most appropriate learning options for gifted students. Through real-life stories, well-known authors in gifted education, Joan Smutny, Sally Y. Walker, and Elizabeth A. Meckstroth, dispel the common myths about acceleration and describe what it is, what forms it takes, and what it can do for gifted learners—intellectually, socially, and emotionally.

Presenting nuts-and-bolts guidance, this valuable resource provides:

  • Numerous case studies, helpful checklists, and reproducible forms
  • Prevailing theories and current research
  • Social-emotional aspects of acceleration practices
  • Instructional strategies for implementation in various school settings
  • Learning opportunities for underserved groups, such as multicultural and urban students
  • Bibliographies and helpful Web sites

Offering a new perspective on how prevailing attitudes have deprived students of opportunities to develop their talents, Acceleration for Gifted Learners, K–5, directly reflects the 2004 Templeton Report in validating the urgency to meet gifted students' needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412925662
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Preface   Miraca U. M. Gross     ix
Acknowledgments     xiii
About the Authors     xv
Introduction     xvii
Acceleration: Issues and Applications for Gifted Learners (K-5)     1
Acceleration and the K-5 Gifted Child     3
Acceleration in a Differentiated Classroom     19
Acceleration and Creativity: Closing the Gap     37
Assessment for Accelerated Learners     55
Appropriate Academic-Classroom Acceleration     73
Acceleration of Content     75
The Thinking Process     91
Product Development     107
Standards and Policy     121
Social and Emotional Aspects of Effective Acceleration     133
Obstacles to Acceleration     135
Adaptations to Personality     147
Facilitating Acceleration     159
Social Relationships     169
Facilitating Acceleration for Parents and Educators     179
Bibliography     191
Index     199

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