Written by well-known experts in the field, this textbook covers issues, problems, and practical strategies in all the central components of gifted education. Nineteen new authors contributed to the third edition, and new topics have been added, including social policy, teaching thinking skills, artistic giftedness, high-risk learners, exceptional spatial abilities, the use of computer technology with gifted students, and gifted education in rural areas. Intended as a text for college senior and graduate courses, as a resource for university educators and scholar-practitioners in the field, and as a handbook for teachers, counselors, and administrators working with gifted students. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR
Forty-four chapters by educational and psychiatric experts examine important challenges and developments in gifted education. The book discusses a variety of curriculum and instructional models that foster academic and creative growth, including acceleration and enrichment programs. It also explores the negative impact of the de-tracking and cooperative learning movements on gifted education, and addresses psychological issues such as motivation, underachievement, perfectionism, and emotional giftedness. Additional topics include behavioral genetics, counseling issues, gifted adolescents and minority students, and services for gifted students with disabilities. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.