Growing Up Gifted: Developing the Potential of Children at School and at Home / Edition 8

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Growing Up Gifted, 8e features the most up-to-date research on gifted and talented education and covers students from preschool through secondary education.

Written by an internationally-known expert, this text explores who gifted learners are, how they become gifted, and discusses methods used to support their learning, growth, and development. Grounded in the latest research on brain function, this edition considers how these new findings can improve teaching tools and learning experiences for gifted students. Revised chapters address culturally responsive teaching, alternative environments, and various models for gifted education. Building on its trusted reputation, this edition helps readers understand intelligence, create environments that maximize gifts and talents, and implement services that develop the potential of gifted learners.

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A new edition of the text examining educational systems and attitudes geared toward nurturing gifted students in elementary and secondary schools. The volume considers questions of excellence and equity, defines concepts of intelligence and creativity, outlines the particular development challenges of the gifted student, and evaluates programs for optimizing learning through differentiated content, individualized instruction, and a continuum of services for continuity. Includes the most frequently asked questions about gifted students and education with thoughtful responses in addition to illustrations and case study examples. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132620666
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 5/2/2012
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 344,532
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Gifted Education and Talent Development: An Issue of Excellence and Equity 3
Ch. 2 Who Are the Gifted Individuals? 24
Ch. 3 Creativity: The Highest Form of Giftedness 64
Ch. 4 Becoming Gifted 91
Ch. 5 Growing Up Gifted 140
Ch. 6 Programs for Gifted Learners 189
Ch. 7 Developing Support Systems for Programs for Gifted Learners 251
Ch. 8 Finding Gifted Students in the Schools 270
Ch. 9 Optimizing Learning: The Foundation for Educating Gifted Learners 311
Ch. 10 Differentiating Content and Individualizing Instruction for Gifted Learners 391
Ch. 11 Providing Continuity to a Continuum of Services for Gifted Learners 447
Ch. 12 Issues and Concerns in the Education of Gifted Learners 483
Epilog: Education of Gifted Learners: A Predictor of Future Possibilities for Society 551
References 553
Name Index 587
Subject Index 595
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