Handbook of School Counseling for Students with Gifts and Talents: Critical Issues for Programs and Services

Handbook of School Counseling for Students with Gifts and Talents: Critical Issues for Programs and Services

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ISBN-13: 9781593639112
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 728
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Tracy L. Cross, Ph.D., holds an endowed chair, the Jody and Layton Smith Professor of Psychology and Gifted Education, and is the executive director of the Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary. He has published more than 150 articles, book chapters, and columns, as well as four books, and has made more than 200 presentations at conferences.

Jennifer Riedl Cross, Ph.D., received her doctorate in educational psychology from Ball State University. Her area of specialization is cognitive and social processes, with an emphasis in gifted studies. She serves The College of William and Mary's Center for Gifted Education as a postdoctoral research fellow.

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Handbook of School Counseling for Students With Gifts and Talents: Critical Issues for Programs and Services 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Ceolach on LibraryThing 5 months ago
An excellent reference text, with plenty of background research and practical advice for addressing the needs of gifted students. While written primarily for Counsellors, Teachers and others within the educational field will find this book very helpful in designing or adapting lesson plans to meet both the pedagogical and emotional needs of the gifted students.
dekan on LibraryThing 5 months ago
this book shows not to throw these children under the same regimen. it does a good job of showing that you must rethink and take a different approach. i would say because..... well this could be a class so i'll leave it at this:Handbook for Counselors Serving Students With Gifts and Talents provides the definitive overview of research on the general knowledge that has been amassed regarding the psychology of gifted students, introducing the reader to the varied conceptions of giftedness, issues specific to gifted children, and various intervention methods. Additionally, this handbook describes programs designed to fulfill the need these children have for challenge. With chapters authored by leading experts in the field, Handbook for Counselors Serving Students With Gifts and Talents offers a place for professionals to turn for answers to a wide variety of questions about gifted children.
laVermeer on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Handbook for Counselors Serving Students with Gifts and Talents: Development, Relationships, School Issues, and Counseling Needs/Interventions is a valuable, wide-reaching text that should be on the shelf of every conscientious school counsellor.The content in this text is impressively encompassing. Authors consider giftedness from a variety of perspectives, including urban and rural settings, LGBTQ students, and issues of age, gender, and race. The book's structure underscores the dual roles of the typical school counsellor, giving generous space to personal counselling (including extensive discussion of the gifted self and social relationships) and providing coverage of academic counselling (including college planning and career planning). The chapters are thoughtfully organized and descriptively titled, so a practitioner should be able to find what she is looking for by scanning the table of contents (the book does not contain an index).This book is written for professionals and practitioners. Although the language was intended to be accessible, the chapters are not meant for general readers and will likely repel non-specialists. The chapters are fairly short and are packed with facts, figures, examples, and authorities; this structure is exactly the way a handbook of this type should be organized.Scholars and specialists in the field will observe that the chapters are limited in their orientations and development. If we keep in mind that this volume was built as a handbook, for the purpose of on-the-spot reference, that observation becomes much less pertinent. Every chapter includes a list of references for further reading and research, and the volume presents articles from dozens of scholars and professionals to give a more inclusive view of the topic. While the book cannot offer depth (although the body stretches to almost 700 pages), it does offer breadth and supports the diverse and dynamic work of practising school counsellors.My main criticism of the volume is the limitation of its application. It is United States centred, and some of the information conveys that bias. Counsellors from outside the United States may be able to adapt ideas to their local settings, but the bias does limit the potential reach of this volume.There has recently been a resurgence in research and publishing on the gifted and talented. Those who work with gifted and talented students should appreciate Handbook for Counselors... as a significant and timely resource.
JulieDillard on LibraryThing 5 months ago
What a gift to have such a comprehensive resource to use in working with gifted and talented young people. It is definitely geared towards School Counselors but has so much information that anyone working with this population will get something out of it! It explains what gifted vs. talented is, the intensities/overexcitablilities of this population (why they act the way the do) and discusses ways to work with them. It discusses pretty much any kind of population one might work with as a school counselor, but then applies giftedness to it, or makes it gifted-specific. The handbook is formatted effectively, so it will be easy to pick and chose the things I want to review and to easily gather information for problem solving/advising. I was thrilled to see the book was coming out, knowing that it would help fill the gaps in serving GT students, but was even more pleased to actually have it in hand and see how thorough and thoughtful a resource it is. The text offers a wholistic view of not only the issues that may come up in working with such kids (testing, teaching, counseling), but offers a wholistic view of the students as having academic, social, and emotional needs.
fugitive on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is a thorough and deep work on almost anything and everything you'd need to know about gifted children. But it has one, HUGE, almost unforgivable flaw: there is no index. For a 700+ page work that is encyclopedic in nature, it's mystifying that a crucial finding aid, such as an index, is omitted. For example, if you wish to find references to the Stanford-Binet IQ test you can make the (correct) leap that it will be mentioned in chapter 5, "The Use of Intelligence Tests in Gifted Identification." But if you wish to find any other references you'll have to read the entire work cover to cover, and remember (or personally annotate) other references to that IQ test. The deeper and broader a work, the greater necessity for an index.There are 17 pages of "about the authors" included, but zero pages dedicated to an index which tells me that ego is trumping utility here.Still, the quality of the content is top notch. I give it 4 out of 5 stars (with an index, this would be an easy 5 out of 5) and would still recommend this as a must purchase for any academic library that has education, counseling, or psychology programs.
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