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Acceleration for Gifted Learners, K-5 / Edition 1

Acceleration for Gifted Learners, K-5 / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9781412925679
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Joan Franklin Smutny is founder and director of the Center for Gifted, a Northern Illinois University Partner. She directs programs for thousands of bright, talented, and gifted children in the Chicago area annually. She also teaches creative writing in many of these programs as well as courses on gifted education for graduate students at the university level. She is editor of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children Journal, contributing editor of Understanding Our Gifted, and a regular contributor to the Gifted Education Communicator, Parenting for High Potential, and the Gifted Education Press Quarterly. Smutny has authored, co-authored, and edited many articles and books on gifted education for teachers, parents, and administrators, including Challenging High Potential Spanish Speaking Students (2012), Teaching Advanced Learners in the General Education Classroom (2011), Manifesto of the Gifted Girl (2010), Differentiating for the Young Child, Second Edition (2010), Igniting Creativity in Gifted Learners, K–6 (2009), Acceleration for Gifted Learners, K–5 (2007), Reclaiming the Lives of Gifted Girls and Women (2007), Designing and Developing Programs for Gifted Students (2003), Underserved Gifted Populations (2003), Gifted Education: Promising Practices (2003), Stand Up for Your Gifted Child (2001), The Young Gifted Child: Potential and Promise, an Anthology (1998), and Teaching Young Gifted Children in the Regular Classroom (1997). In 1996, she won the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the field of gifted education.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Part I: Acceleration: Issues and Applications for Gifted Learners (K-5)
1. Acceleration and the K-5 Gifted Child
2. Acceleration in a Differentiated Classroom
3. Acceleration and Creativity: Closing the Gap
4. Assessment for Accelerated Learners
Part II: Appropriate Academic-Classroom Acceleration
5. Acceleration of Content
6. The Thinking Process
7. Product Development
8. Standards and Policy
Part III: Social and Emotional Aspects of Effective Acceleration
9. Obstacles to Acceleration
10. Adaptations to Personality
11. Facilitating Acceleration
12. Social Relationships
13. Facilitating Acceleration for Parents and Educators

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