Education of the Gifted and Talented

Author: Gary A. Davis
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780135056073
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For courses in Giftedness, and Gifted/Talented Education. "This top-selling comprehensive text by leaders in the field presents the best practices in gifted education." The sixth edition has been thoroughly revised, most notably with the latest research on acceleration, curriculum models, underachievement, culturally and economically disadvantaged students, gender issues, and dual exceptionalities. The content is further supported and enhanced by the inclusion of numerous practical strategies that can be implemented in the classroom, case studies that help teachers identify student needs, summaries of research on effective programs, emphasis on pedagogy and on social-emotional needs, heightened awareness of less visible sub-groups within gifted populations, and an amusing, witty writing style that adds to the appeal of this best-selling book. NEW! Readability, comprehensiveness, and humor enhance the excellence of this best-selling text, long recognized as the most popular introductory text in the field. Readers will acquire a thorough knowledge of the field, will be intrinsically motivated to read the material, and will enjoy the amusing writing style of the sixth edition. NEW! Thoroughly updated descriptions of acceleration, enrichment, and grouping options such as the Templeton Report on acceleration and the Parallel Curriculum Model are highlighted in the text to help teachers in both their understanding of what is available for gifted students and planning a program that includes sensible options. This broad overview of classroom approaches meets the pedagogical needs of gifted students and will have foundational research to gain support from school administration for initiating sound programs. Found in Chapters 5, 6, & 7. NEW! Discussion of underachievement, cultural and economic disadvantage, female underachievement, learning and emotional disabilities (dual exceptionalities), over-diagnosis and misdiagnosis of disorders is located in Chapters 12 through 15. Pre-service teachers will be sensitized to the psychological and cultural issues that cause some children s gifted performance to become invisible in their schools, and learn practical strategies for engaging these children in achievement and understand them better. Case studies of underachieving giftedness give readers a deeper insight into these pertinent issues as well. NEW! Teacher s Guidebook for instructors available for adopters of the sixth edition text. The instructor s guide will feature a wealth of information to use with students, including discussion questions, project suggestions, and sample tests. "

Education of the Gifted and Talented

Author: Sylvia B. Rimm
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780133827101
Format: PDF
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A best-selling, comprehensive guide to best practices in gifted education. Practical strategies and the latest research on critical topics and on best practices make Education of the Gifted and Talented an indispensable resource for those who work or will work with gifted students. The content is supported and enhanced by the inclusion of practical strategies that can be implemented in the classroom, case studies that help teachers identify student needs, and summaries of research on effective programs. Emphasis is placed on pedagogy and on social-emotional needs, and the title includes a heightened awareness of less visible sub-groups within gifted populations. The Seventh Edition features new directions, new programs, thoroughly updated topics, and current research to keep readers on top of the latest advances in the field.

Education of the Gifted and Talented

Author: Sylvia B. Rimm
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134575776
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A best-selling, comprehensive guide to best practices in gifted education. Practical strategies and the latest research on critical topics and on best practices make Education of the Gifted and Talented an indispensable resource for those who work or will work with gifted students. The content is supported and enhanced by the inclusion of practical strategies that can be implemented in the classroom, case studies that help teachers identify student needs, and summaries of research on effective programs. Emphasis is placed on pedagogy and on social-emotional needs, and the title includes a heightened awareness of less visible sub-groups within gifted populations. The Seventh Edition features new directions, new programs, thoroughly updated topics, and current research to keep readers on top of the latest advances in the field.

Handbook of Gifted Education

Author: Nicholas Colangelo
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205340637
Format: PDF
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Written by well-known scholars in the field, Handbook of Gifted Education is the most complete book in the field of gifted education and contains an excellent balance of research and practical applications. This book includes topics such as high-risk gifted learners, the development of social skills in gifted learners, the science and politics of intelligence, creativity; thinking skills, exceptional special abilities, theory and conceptions of creativity, transforming gifts into talents, gifted education in rural schools, and technology in gidted education. Teachers of special education.

Academic Competitions for Gifted Students

Author: Mary K. Tallent-Runnels
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294895
Format: PDF, ePub
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This handbook covers 170 competitions, criteria for selecting events that match students' strengths/weaknesses, strategies for maximizing the benefits of competitions, and ways to avoid potential problems.

Educational Assessment of Students

Author: Anthony J. Nitko
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133859754
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For a wide variety of courses in classroom assessment. This highly respected text offers the most comprehensive discussion of traditional and alternative assessments of any classroom assessment text—explaining, giving examples, discussing pros and cons, and showing how to construct virtually all of the traditional and alternative assessments teachers use in the classroom. The author explores assessment theories and research findings as they affect teaching and learning, and examines why, when, and how teachers should use assessment in the classroom. To the text's hundreds of practical examples are added checklists to aid in evaluating assessment vehicles and scores of strategies for assessing higher-order thinking, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills. NEW TO THIS EDITION: NEW - Coverage of current topics in assessment including: formative assessment, differentiated instruction, response to intervention, universal design, and using technology for accommodations. NEW - Two new appendices: Implementing the Principles of Universal Design via Technology-Based Testing and Answers to Even-numbered Exercises NEW - Additional practical examples of classroom assessment “as it happens”–Throughout the text. Show students the exceptional range of assessment tools available–provide models for developing assessments, aligning assessments with lesson plans and standards, and creating both traditional and alternative assessments. NEW - Coverage of ways to assess students' writing skills. Teaches students how to write prompts that effectively assess different writing genres–explains the development and use of rubrics to evaluate writing. NEW - An introductory overview in every chapter–Poses the key questions that each chapter addresses and describes how each chapter is organized. Engages students' interest in chapter content–readies them for what's important in each chapter and helps them gauge their understanding. NEW - A glossary. Provides for easy look-up of important terms and concepts.

Exploring Critical Issues in Gifted Education

Author: Cecelia Boswell
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618211536
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Although the best way to provide professional development for educators is through field experiences and hands-on practice, it is not always easy or even possible to organize such encounters, especially in the field of gifted education. In order to better prepare educators to work with gifted and talented students, Exploring Critical Issues in Gifted Education: A Case Studies Approach presents problem-based learning scenarios that explore authentic situations found in K 12 classrooms. The scenarios can be read and discussed in a short amount of time, allow the reader to gain greater understanding through empathy, require an analysis of multiple perspectives, and support the standards of excellence set forth in the 2010 NAGC Pre-K Grade 12 Gifted Education Programming Standards. Using the cases in the book, educators will gain the insight needed to improve the identification of and services for gifted and talented students in light of these standards.

Assessment of Giftedness A Concise and Practical Guide Second Edition

Author: Julie Lamb Milligan
Publisher: YBK Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 0982401299
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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SECOND EDITION What tests are used to identify giftedness? How are decisions made about placement and services after a battery of tests have been administered? Beyond standardized testing, how do students qualify for services? A guide for parents, teachers, and university students seeking to identify and/or work with the gifted. It conveys: a history of assessing and identifying giftedness traditional and non-traditional measures for identifying the gifted procedures and test instruments used for appropriate and accurate assessment guidance for identifying giftedness among subpopulations methods for recognizing giftedness in the primary grades the importance of classroom teachers in the assessment process It also provides: many practical classroom ideas and activities for nurturing potential giftedness an Activity Book for students and teachers for each chapter About the author: Julie Lamb Milligan is a professor at Arkansas State University. She was for eighteen years a teacher and administrator in school districts throughout Arkansas before becoming a professor of education at the university. Dr. Milligan's Ph.D. in gifted education and curriculum and instruction is from Kent State University. In the past decade she has published numerous articles in professional journals and publications that concern themselves with educating the gifted.

Conceptions of Giftedness

Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521547307
Format: PDF
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This book explores the major conceptions of what it means to be gifted.