Re-Forming Gifted Education: How Parents and Teachers Can Match the Program to the Child / Edition 1

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Finalist in the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Competition

Because current programs for gifted students are often inadequate and do not fit the child, parents need to present schools with workable educational plans.

Dr. Rogers explains several models for acceleration and enrichment, as well as various grouping practices. For each educational option, she delineates what current research says about the benefit or lack of benefit to certain types of gifted children.

This book is an eye-opener for educators and parents unfamiliar with the full body of research in the field of gifted education curriculum.
Features include:

  • An inventory which can be used to determine a child's strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles
  • Guidelines to design an educational plan to fit a child's academic and social needs
  • Practical explanations of current gifted education research
  • Benefits of various gifted educational options
  • Recommendations for matching each option to a gifted child
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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
"a wonderful guide for parents of gifted children."
Defines gifted educational strategies and programs thoroughly...recommended.
Davidson Institute for Talent Development
Rogers' book is a must-read for parents and others determined to make a difference in the lives of gifted young people.
Feedback Magazine
Dr. Rogers has written a splendid and informative absolute must for the parents of G/T children.
Gifted and Talented International
Re-Forming Gifted Education uses research evidence and professional experiences to present a clear, concise blueprint for crafting an educational plan across all levels of schooling for gifted learners
Outlook Magazine
Re-Forming Gifted Education is...comprehensive, well-organized, and child-centered...a superb advocacy manual...for families with gifted children.
Virginia Association Gifted News
Equips teachers with a strong knowledge base and alternative ways for accelerating and enriching gifted students in the classroom.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780910707466
  • Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 981,856
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 1.04 (d)

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As a parent of a bright child, you have probably experienced some degree of frustration with schools--public or private. It is my belief, after more than 25 years of consulting with schools, that most public schools are not doing even a minimally adequate job of managing the education of gifted and talented learners...

The primary purpose of this book is to provide a series of blueprints to help children with high ability succeed in the K-12 school systems of our country, which are currently designed and structured for average and slower learners, and which are often stifling environments for rapid or advanced learners. The information in this book will help children who are advanced learners survive the system and come out with a strong foundation of knowledge and skills to sustain them in their adult years. Appropriate education will help these advanced learners be self-confident, prepared, and ready to make contributions to society and the world. Can one book do all of this? I hope so. You, the parents and teachers, will be the judge of that...
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Who Needs an Educational Plan, and Who Makes It?
Chapter 2: What Kinds of gifted Child Do You Have?
Chapter 3: What Else Do You Need to Know about Your Gifted Child?
Chapter 4: What Kind of Education Do You Want for Your Gifted Child?
Chapter 5: Subject-Based Acceleration: Which Option Matches Which Child Best at What Age?
Chapter 6: Grade-Based Acceleration: Which Option Matches Which Child Best at What Age?
Chapter 7: Program Provisions (Grouping) within the School
Chapter 8: More Program Provisions in School
Chapter 9: Out-of-School Provisions for Gifted Children
Chapter 10: Developing Your Child's Plan and What Happens Next
Appendix A: Supplementary Materials
Appendix B: Sources of Materials
About the Author
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2002

    Outstanding Resource for Schools, Teachers, and Parents

    This book clearly spells out and categorizes ways for schools, teachers, and parents to meet the needs of gifted children, including which students will benefit from particular instructional delivery methods and how each student need can best be addressed. Dr. Rogers uses examples of real-life individual students as she outlines the recommended steps for writing individual education plans (IEPs) for gifted students. The key question this book asks is 'What Kind of Education Do You Want for Your Gifted Child?' This research-based book discusses acceleration of students, grouping within the school setting, and program provisions both in and outside of school. The supplementary materials appendix contains a wealth of information with interest and attitude inventories in the four core academic areas. You won't want to miss the section on Bibliotherapy which offers a excellent list of books to help students overcome personal issues and fears. My favorite section addresses 'When They Say..., What Will You Say?' The recommended responses when confronted with 'elitist' and 'ability grouping' claims made by anti-grouping advocates and educators are thoroughly outlined, including the research studies which support these answers. This outstanding book includes recommended efforts that should be placed on academic progress, academic remediation, psychological adjustment, and socialization for gifted students. This book is a 'must have' for all parents and educators of the gifted!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2002

    Re-Forming Gifted Education: How Parents and Teachers Can Match the Program to the Child

    Finally, a book that is user-friendly for teachers and parents is now available. Dr. Rogers has approached the subject of gifted education from the perspective of what the parent and teacher need to know about services for gifted students, what the students are like, and distinguishes giftedness from talent in a clear, well-organized manner. I found the Supplementary Materials particularly helpful in providing understandable, readily available inventories for all interested parties. I have recently used the 'Interest and Attitudes about Arts Learning' in a session designed to integrate the arts into interdisciplinary, thematic planning and teaching. The teacher audience took copies of the survey with them and were anxious to secure their own copy of Dr. Rogers' book. As a university instructor, I find the book one that I plan to use as a graduate text for both 'Characteristics of Gifted' and 'Methods and Materials for Teaching Gifted.' Portions are applicable for both courses, when combined with additional supplemental books to provide a really sound knowledge base for combining pedagogy and practice. I applaud Dr. Rogers for her creativity and grounded logic in providing a much needed approach to the world of practice for the gifted and talented. what an asset to the current body of knowledge relative to gifted education. We have needed another practical, well-organized refreshing approach for a long time. Thank you, Karen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2002

    Re-Forming Gifted Education: How Parents and Teachers Can Match the Program to the Child

    I own a lot of books on gifted children, and this one is a MUST READ for parents and teachers of gifted children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2002

    Re-Forming Gifted Education: How Parents and Teachers Can Match the Program to the Child

    This book is a comprehensive resource for parents written by one of the best researchers in the gifted education field. Rogers gives parents detailed information on understanding giftedness and many important topics including subject-based acceleration, grade-based acceleration, program provisions, out-of-school provisions and developing the child's educational plan. The book also contains checklists parents can use to identify gifted children's learning potential and strengths, and their interests in reading/language, mathematics, science, social studies, and the arts. Each chapter has a clear discussion based on current research. In addition, informative tables and relevant accounts of particular gifted children highlight the topics being discussed. We highly recommend Rogers' book for both parents and teachers who are seeking a comprehensive resource for selecting the best possible education for their gifted children or students.

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