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Gifted Children and Gifted Education: A Handbook for Teachers and Parents

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Frankenstein is identified as gifted, while Pinocchio has trouble thinking logically. In his new book, Gary A. Davis, Ph.D., begins each chapter with humorous anecdotes as a gateway to explaining how to cultivate the talents of gifted children. There are noteworthy obstacles to achieving the successful education of gifted and talented students, but they can be overcome. This book, as a resource for teachers and parents, is a valuable tool for doing so. The author’s dry humor, combined with useful explanations, ...
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Overview

Frankenstein is identified as gifted, while Pinocchio has trouble thinking logically. In his new book, Gary A. Davis, Ph.D., begins each chapter with humorous anecdotes as a gateway to explaining how to cultivate the talents of gifted children. There are noteworthy obstacles to achieving the successful education of gifted and talented students, but they can be overcome. This book, as a resource for teachers and parents, is a valuable tool for doing so. The author’s dry humor, combined with useful explanations, will guide parents and educators through an enjoyable learning experience!
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What People Are Saying

Bob Spear
"As a parent of two gifted children who are now grown and well-adjusted to society, I could have used this book to help me understand what to expect from my children and the educational system. The book covers such things as what giftedness is, the characteristics of the gifted, how they are identified, what accelerated programs might be available, how gifted students are grouped, and potential problem areas in the educational systems as well as potential problems with gifted children. This treatise is of benefit to both parents and teachers/administrators of gifted programs. We rated it four hearts."--(Bob Spear, Publisher, Heartland Reviews)
Donna S. Pfautsch
"...A concise and easy-to-understand explanation of giftedness along with practical advice on how to cultivate the talents of gifted children. This is an 'everything you need to know' book by a highly knowledgeable author. Parents looking for one resource book on the subject of giftedness will find it especially useful. Veteran teachers will find it to be a valuable refresher and how-to guide. College instructors will find it to be a valuable text for their students. The author believes that gifted education can and should be a pleasurable experience... and this work goes a long way to guide all of us along that path. Gary Davis manages to bring a chuckle to the reader, while imparting essential information in gifted education. For this veteran teacher of 35 years, I found this book refreshing and imperative in evaluating gifted education in my school. This book is a must read!"--(Donna S. Pfautsch, Program Vice President, Gifted Association of Missouri)
Elaine S. Wiener
"This should be standard reading for every teacher, gifted program or not. It is the finest book on this topic that I have ever read and reviewed... Please convey my admiration to Dr. Davis. I feel like there is so much information about gifted children which hovers in the universe. There are wonderful pockets of programs which different segments of our population advocate. But this book corals it all in, organizes it, and somehow with heart and a finesse of expression, provides a whole education. And it was painless. Gosh! I wish I had the ability to have done that!"--(Elaine S. Wiener, Associate Editor for Book Reviews, Gifted Education Communicator)
Joseph S. Renzulli
"A concise, easy to understand, and very practical explanation of what is meant by the concept of giftedness and how parents and teachers can provide opportunities to develop giftedness in young people."--(Joseph S. Renzulli, Ph.D., Director, The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, University of Connecticut, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Raymond and Lynn Neag Professor of Gifted Education and Talent Development)
Nicholas Colangelo
"The text is comprehensive and highly readable with a touch of humor. Davis does a very effective job of presenting the important issues in gifted education to a wide audience of educators and parents. An impressive coverage of the field by a highly knowledgeable author."--(Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D., Director, Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Myron And Jacqueline Blank Professor of Gifted Education, The University of Iowa)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780910707732
  • Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 331
  • Sales rank: 321,226
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Preface

This condensed overview of gifted students and gifted education is intended for several groups--parents of gifted students, teachers of gifted students, "regular" teachers at any grade level, and other curious readers who did not take a three-credit gifted course in college. The book describes cornerstone components of today's school programs for gifted and talented students.

American education continually tries to help below average, culturally disadvantaged, minority, and physically impaired children become "more equal." Promoting equity is a long-standing virtue, and sensibly so. However, a widespread interest in cultivating the talents of our brightest and most talented students--promoting excellence--has been less consistent.

Of course, the futures of all young people are precious to themselves, their families, and society. As the same time, gifted and talented students will fill special roles. They are tomorrow's doctors, engineers, political leaders, authors, playwrights, business entrepreneurs, musicians, actors, producers, corporation presidents, and lawyers. Gifted students have special, often enormous talent to share with society. Their talent must be promoted, not squandered.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1. Gifted Students and Gifted Education
Chapter 2. Characteristics of the Gifted
Chapter 3. Definitions, Theories, and Legal Questions
Chapter 4: Identification of Gifted and Talented Students
Chapter 5: Acceleration
Chapter 6: Enrichment
Chapter 7: Grouping Gifted Students
Chapter 8: Planning a Gifted Program
Chapter 9: Models that Guide Teaching the Gifted
Chapter 10: Thinking Skills
Chapter 11: Creativity and Teaching for Creative Growth
Chapter 12: Problems and Counseling Needs
References
Endnotes
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Author
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    good

    I used this book for a class. It was good, but I wish it had more ideas I could turn around and use in my classroom. It was basically on HOW to have a gifted program.

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