Designing Services and Programs for High-Ability Learners: A Guidebook for Gifted Education / Edition 1

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Build a program from the ground up or improve existing services with the guidelines, practical tips, templates, and action plans in this comprehensive yet practical guide.

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Curriculum Connections
"Twenty-nine leaders in the field contribute to this comprehensive guide for K-12 educators wishing to establish or improve a gifted program."
Curriculum Connections
"Twenty-nine leaders in the field contribute to this comprehensive guide for K-12 educators wishing to establish or improve a gifted program."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412926171
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 313,920
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeanne H. Purcell is the consultant to the Connecticut State Depart­ment of Education for gifted and talented education. She is also director of UConn Mentor Connection, a nationally recognized summer mentorship program for talented teenagers that is part of the NEAG Center for Talent Development at the University of Con­necticut. Prior to her work at the State Department of Connecticut, she was an administrator for Rocky Hill Public Schools (CT); a pro­gram specialist with the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, where she worked collaboratively with other researchers on national issues related to high-achieving young people; an instructor of Teaching the Talented, a graduate-level program in gifted education; and a staff developer to school districts across the country and Canada. She has been an En­glish teacher, community service coordinator, and teacher of the gifted, K-12, for 18 years in Connecticut school districts and has published many articles that have appeared in Educational Leadership, Gifted Child Quarterly, Roeper Review, Educa­tional and Psychological Measurement, National Association of Secondary School Principals’ Bulletin, Our Children: The National PTA Magazine, Parenting for High Potential, and Journal for the Education of the Gifted. She is active in the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and serves on the Awards Committee and the Curriculum Committee of NAGC, for which she is the co-chair for the annual Curriculum Awards Competition.

Rebecca D. Eckert, Ph D is the gifted resource specialist for the National Association for Gifted Children. Her previous work at the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented included participation on the research team that developed and implemented the Schoolwide Enrichment Reading Model. Her research interests include talented readers, recruitment and preparation of new teachers, university and community partnerships, and public policy and gifted education. She is a former middle school teacher with experience in geography, history, and theatre arts.

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Table of Contents

Foreword - Pat O’Connell Ross Guest Foreword - Eric J. Smith Preface - Jeanne H. Purcell and Rebecca D. Eckert Acknowledgments About the Editors Introduction - Sandra N. Kaplan and Joseph S. Renzulli
1. Identifying Students’ Cognitive and Affective Needs - Mary S. Landrum
2. Developing a Mission Statement on the Educational Needs of Gifted and Talented Students - Rebecca D. Eckert
3. Developing a Definition of Giftedness - Sidney M. Moon
4. Providing Programs for Special Populations of Gifted and Talented Students - Christine J. Briggs, Sally M. Reis, Rebecca D. Eckert, and Susan Baum
5. Constructing Identification Procedures - E. Jean Gubbins
6. Articulating Gifted Education Program Goals - Cheryll M. Adams
7. Comprehensive Program Design - Sally M. Reis
8. Curriculum for Gifted Education Students - Deborah E. Burns, Jeanne H. Purcell, and Holly Hertberg
9. Developing Services That Meet the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Children - Maureen Neihart
10. Creating a Comprehensive and Defensible Budget for Gifted Programs and Services - Carolyn R. Cooper
11. Selecting Learning Resources in the Education of the Gifted - Ugur Sak and C. June Maker
12. Managing a Communication Initiative in Gifted Education - Kelly A. Hedrick
13. Roles, Responsibilities, and Professional Qualifications of Key Personnel for Gifted Education Services - Jann H. Leppien and Karen L. Westberg
14. Designing a Professional Development Plan - Marcia B. Imbeau
15. Developing a Plan for Evaluating a Program in Gifted Education - Carolyn M. Callahan
16. Connecting Program Design and District Policies - Karen B. Rogers
17. Aligning Gifted Education Services With General Education - Carol Ann Tomlinson, Kristine J. Doubet, and Marla Read Capper
18. Planning for Advocacy - Julia Link Roberts
19. State Policies in Gifted Education - Joyce Van Tassel-Baska
20. Using Scientifically-Based Research to Make Decisions About Gifted Education Programs, Services, and Resources - Tonya R. Moon and Deborah E. Burns
21. Strategic Planning and Gifted Programs - Linda Smith Appendix: Establishing a Gifted Education Advisory Committee - Jann H. Leppien and Karen L. Westberg Index

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