Being Smart about Gifted Education: A Guidebook for Educators and Parentsby Dona Matthews, Joanne Foster
Written for both parents and educators who work with children of advanced abilities, Drs. Matthews and Foster present practical strategies to identify and nurture exceptionally high ability in children. They promote the "mastery" (rather than the "mystery") model of gifted education and challenge several common practices and assumptions. They offer ways to… See more details below
Written for both parents and educators who work with children of advanced abilities, Drs. Matthews and Foster present practical strategies to identify and nurture exceptionally high ability in children. They promote the "mastery" (rather than the "mystery") model of gifted education and challenge several common practices and assumptions. They offer ways to determine each child's level of learning and say that it is simply appropriate to provide the educational experiences that every child needs at a particular time. Features include: "Mastery" vs. "Mystery" models, How giftedness develops, Relevant brain research, Use and misuse of assessment, Programming options, Social and behavioral concerns, Teacher development processes, Parenting strategies, and more.
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Rich with examples, this book highlights the importance of an optimal match between challenging and engaging school and home experiences and opportunities to develop gifts and talents! A practical, thoughtful contribution by two leading experts! (Sally M. Reis, Ph.D., Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Teaching Fellow, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut)
A highly readable and accessible volume about the development of children with gifts and talents. Both practical and theoretical, it is informed by the most recent research, and it is filled with useful information and insights. It will be valued by teachers, parents, and counselors. (Frances Degen Horowitz, Ph.D.,University Professor; President Emerita, The City University of New York Graduate Center)
By presenting exciting new work on mindsets, as well as recent research findings on expertise and cognitive neuroscience, these authors show the importance of habits of mind in cognitive development. This book will prompt re-examination of many long-held beliefs! (Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.,Lewis & Virginia EatonProfessor of Psychology, Stanford University)
Meet the Author
Dona Matthews holds an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Special Education (Gifted), both from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. She has been involved in teaching, writing, counseling, consulting and conducting research on gifted-related issues since 1985. Dr. Matthews teaches Child and Adolescent Development at the University of Toronto. She was founding director of the Center for Gifted Studies and Education, Hunter College, City University of New York, and has published and presented extensively on gifted education and development.
Joanne Foster holds a Masters degree in Special Education and Adaptive Instruction, and a Doctoral degree in Human Development and Applied Psychology, both from the University of Toronto. She has worked in the field of gifted education for almost 30 years, focusing on ways to encourage and support high-ability learners. Joanne teaches Psychological Foundations of Learning and Development as well as Gifted Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. She is also a Gifted Education Consultant.
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