Handbook of Gifted Education / Edition 2

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This is the most complete book in the field of gifted education. The contributors are all well known scholars in gifted education. The book covers all the main topics in the field and contains an excellent balance of research and practical applications. The contributors are the leading people in the field of gifted education. Chapters contain case studies and scenarios designed to bring out the lives of gifted children. Deals with counseling the gifted as well as social and emotional issues. Covers gifted/disabled. For professionals working with the gifted.
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Forty-four chapters by educational and psychiatric experts examine important challenges and developments in gifted education. The book discusses a variety of curriculum and instructional models that foster academic and creative growth, including acceleration and enrichment programs. It also explores the negative impact of the de-tracking and cooperative learning movements on gifted education, and addresses psychological issues such as motivation, underachievement, perfectionism, and emotional giftedness. Additional topics include behavioral genetics, counseling issues, gifted adolescents and minority students, and services for gifted students with disabilities. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205260850
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/16/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 582
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Table of Contents

Guest Foreword
Pt. I Introduction 1
1 Introduction and Overview 3
2 Issues and Challenges in the Education of Gifted Students 11
3 The Science and Politics of Intelligence in Gifted Education 24
Pt. II Conceptions and Identification 41
4 Nature and Nurture of Giftedness 45
5 Transforming Gifts into Talents: The DMGT as a Developmental Theory 60
6 Conception of Giftedness and Its Relationship to the Development of Social Capital 75
7 Giftedness According to the Theory of Successful Intelligence 88
8 Multiple Intelligences: A Perspective on Giftedness 100
9 The Relationship Between Genetics and Intelligence 113
10 Psychological and Educational Assessment of Gifted Children 124
11 Excellence with Justice in Identification and Programming 146
Pt. III Instructional Models and Practices 159
12 New Directions in Enrichment and Acceleration 163
13 What Matters in Curriculum for Gifted Learners: Reflections on Theory, Research, and Practice 174
14 The Schoolwide Enrichment Model: Developing Creative and Productive Giftedness 184
15 Talent Searches: Meeting the Needs of Academically Talented Youth 204
16 Special Summer and Saturday Programs for Gifted Students 219
17 Talented Youth at the Secondary Level 229
18 State-Supported Residential High Schools 238
19 Developing Talent: Time, Task, and Context 247
20 Mentoring the Gifted and Talented 254
21 Grouping and Tracking 268
22 Cooperative Learning and High Ability Students 282
23 Evaluating Gifted Programs: A Broader Perspective 293
Pt. IV Creativity, Thinking Skills, and Eminence 309
24 Identifying Creative Students, Teaching for Creative Growth 311
25 In the Habit of Skillful Thinking 325
26 Artistic Giftedness 335
27 Talent, Accomplishment, and Eminence 350
28 When Does Giftedness Become Genius? And When Not? 358
Pt. V Psychological and Counseling Issues 371
29 Counseling Gifted Students 373
30 Counseling Families 388
31 Emotional and Spiritual Giftedness 403
32 Motivational Issues: Potential to Performance 417
33 Underachievement: A National Epidemic 424
34 High Risk Gifted Learners 444
Pt. VI Populations of Giftedness 453
35 Extreme Precocity: Prodigies, Savants, and Children of Extraordinarily High IQ 455
36 Young Gifted Children 470
37 Gifted Adolescents 483
38 Gender and Giftedness 493
39 Equity and Excellence: Culturally Diverse Students in Gifted Education 506
40 Exceptional Spatial Abilities 521
41 Gifted Children with Learning Disabilities 533
Pt. VII Special Topics 545
42 International Perspectives 547
43 Teachers of the Gifted: Gifted Teachers 558
44 Gifted Education in Rural Schools 572
45 Technology and the Gifted 582
46 Gifted Education and Legal Issues: Procedures and Recent Decisions 590
47 Federal Involvement in Gifted and Talented Education 604
App Journals in Gifted Education 609
Name Index 610
Subject Index 618
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