Talented Children and Adults: Their Development and Education

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This extremely comprehensive book takes a developmental approach to giftedness and to talent development in all domains. Designed to cover both the characteristics of gifted students and to present important information on how to teach them, it is appropriate for introductory courses for gifted education and for methods courses. It contains the latest results of federal research projects, suggestions for inclusion, and definitions of who is gifted and talented. In addition, it is the only book in the field with an entire chapter devoted to talented adults. The author's readable prose and case examples written by real teachers contribute to the book's overall usefulness, prompting some readers to call it their "handbook".

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This text focuses on factors that encourage talent from birth through adulthood. Based on the latest research in cognition and development, Talented Children and Adults takes into account the latest school reform initiatives, and explores the many ways teachers of the talented can use such strategies as cooperative learning, outcome-based education, authentic assessment, and individual education plans. Included are actual curriculum units and educational plans, plus case studies involving real students. The author brings to this text fifteen years of experience in the field of education of the gifted and talented...which, combined with a readable, conversational writing style and a well-focused presentation, creates a practical text that gives future teachers a solid foundation for working with talented individuals.

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This extremely comprehensive book takes a developmental approach to giftedness and to talent development in all domains. This book is designed to cover both the characteristics of gifted students and to present important information on how to teach them It contains the latest results of federal research projects, suggestions for inclusion, and definitions of who is gifted and talented. General educators.

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