Education of the Gifted and Talented / Edition 5

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In the mid 1970s, interest in accommodating the educational needs of gifted and talented children began its climb to higher levels with greater public awareness. Federal statements, definitions, funds, and professional staff were created, and state legislation formalized the existence and needs of gifted children. Now, as we head into a new millennium, this movement has taken a step backward due to a rise in a recommitment to equity in education, growing cooperative teaching, and the economics of funding a program. This book, however, continues to outline the best ideas that have come from leaders in gifted education. This up-to-date and well- organized best-seller begins with an overview of current issues and proceeds to characteristics of gifted students, program planning, and identification issues and methods. The problem of underachievement is covered as well as the challenges of parenting, understanding, and counseling gifted children. Designed for teachers and administrators who are seeking to teach gifted children, or to develop or enhance a program for gifted children.
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Editorial Reviews

**** A standard introductory textbook in gifted education. The most notable change for this edition is a new chapter on counseling that addresses the social, emotional, and education/career needs and problems of gifted children, and outlines specific counseling-related roles for teachers, parents, counselors, and even school administrators. The first edition (1985) is cited in BCL3. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Discusses the special needs and problems of gifted students, describing all aspects of program planning and development, including formalizing goals and objectives, identifying students, outlining theory-based acceleration and enrichment activities, and evaluating a program. Presents specific rating forms and questionnaires for identification and evaluation, and reviews curriculum models for program planning and evaluation. Changes in this fourth edition include a response to the infamous and updated material on theories and models of giftedness. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205388509
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/14/2003
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 534
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Gary A. Davis

Dr. Sylvia B. Rimm’s nine years as a contributing correspondent to NBC’s Today Show and on national public radio make her a familiar child psychologist to parents and educators. She is a psychologist, directs Family Achievement Clinic, and has authored many books on gifted children. Her specialty area is preventing and reversing underachievement. Her book, See Jane Win®, was a New York Times Bestseller and was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Dr. Rimm has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children.

Dr. Del Siegle is an associate professor of educational psychology in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut where he was honored as a teaching fellow. Prior to earning his PhD, Del worked as a gifted and talented coordinator in Montana. He is past president of the National Association of Gifted Children and serves on the board of directors of The Association for the Gifted (CEC-TAG). He is co-editor of the Journal of Advanced Academics and authors a technology column for Gifted Child Today.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Gifted Education: Matching Instruction with Needs 1
Ch. 2 Characteristics of Gifted Students 32
Ch. 3 Program Planning 54
Ch. 4 Identifying Gifted and Talented Students 80
Ch. 5 Acceleration 118
Ch. 6 Enrichment and Grouping 139
Ch. 7 Curriculum Models 165
Ch. 8 Leadership, Affective Learning, and Character Education 191
Ch. 9 Creativity I: The Creative Person, Creative Process, and Creative Dramatics 208
Ch. 10 Creativity II: Teaching for Creative Growth 223
Ch. 11 Teaching Thinking Skills 244
Ch. 12 Cultural Diversity and Children from Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds: The Invisible Gifted 272
Ch. 13 Underachievement: Diagnosis and Treatment 305
Ch. 14 The Cultural Underachievement of Females 339
Ch. 15 Gifted Children with Disabilities 378
Ch. 16 Parenting the Gifted Child 399
Ch. 17 Understanding and Counseling Gifted Students 425
Ch. 18 Program Evaluation 452
References 475
Name Index 511
Subject Index 525
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