Talent Development for English Language Learners: Identifying and Developing Potential

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Talent Development for English Language Learners offers concrete guidance to teachers, schools, and administrators seeking to maximize the potential of all of their students. Each chapter will focus thematically on an issue relevant to developing the talents and potential of gifted English language learners (ELLs) in inclusive educational settings. Examples are provided of how schools or educators might conventionally conceptualize and handle the issues related to ELLs and what the concerns or unintended negative...
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Overview

Talent Development for English Language Learners offers concrete guidance to teachers, schools, and administrators seeking to maximize the potential of all of their students. Each chapter will focus thematically on an issue relevant to developing the talents and potential of gifted English language learners (ELLs) in inclusive educational settings. Examples are provided of how schools or educators might conventionally conceptualize and handle the issues related to ELLs and what the concerns or unintended negative outcomes are for gifted ELLs. The authors focus on what an "ideal" response might be from the lens of both the gifted education and the language education field, and how collaborative efforts across these perspectives yield effective interventions in schools and related educational settings for students who are both English language learners and highly academically able.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781618211057
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/15/2013
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 329,678
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael S. Matthews, Ph.D., is associate professor of gifted education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Matthews is the author of "Encouraging Your Child's Science Talent," "Working With Gifted English Language Learners," more than 15 research articles in gifted education, and numerous other publications. He is co-editor of the Journal of Advanced Academics and was the 2010 recipient of the Early Scholar Award from the National Association for Gifted Children.
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