Education of the Gifted and Talented (5th Edition)

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This comprehensive text by leaders in the field presents the best practices in gifted education. After a brief overview of current issues in the field, Education of the Gifted and Talented discusses the characteristics of gifted students as well as challenges of parenting and the understanding and counseling of gifted children. The authors address crucial topics in the field, including strategies for identifying gifted students, considerations in planning a sound gifted and talented program, contemporary program models, problems of minority, disabled and female students, and the evaluation of gifted programs.

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This practical resource presents the best ideas and practices in the field of gifted education. From planning a sound gifted and talented program to the evaluation of a program, this leading text explores contemporary program models, problems of minority, disabled, and female gifted students. Chapters on creativity and teaching thinking skills—two concepts central to gifted education—help the reader understand creative students, creative processes, and how to foster high levels of creative thinking (Chs. 10 & 11).

“(Education of the Gifted and Talented, 4/e) is current and accurate. Couldn't ask for a better text.”
Michael F. Shaughnessy, Eastern New Mexico University

“The authors have mastered the fine art (of) writing in an interesting and intellectually challenging manner: no small feat...I love this book!”
Amy P. Dietrich, The University of Memphis

“The comprehensiveness of the coverage for an introductory text is a major strength.”
Sally M. Reis, University of Connecticut

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Dr. Gary A. Davis

 

Dr. Sylvia B. Rimm’s nine years as a contributing correspondent to NBC’s Today Show and on national public radio make her a familiar child psychologist to parents and educators. She is a psychologist, directs Family Achievement Clinic, and has authored many books on gifted children. Her specialty area is preventing and reversing underachievement. Her book, See Jane Win®, was a New York Times Bestseller and was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Dr. Rimm has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children.

 

Dr. Del Siegle is an associate professor of educational psychology in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut where he was honored as a teaching fellow. Prior to earning his PhD, Del worked as a gifted and talented coordinator in Montana. He is past president of the National Association of Gifted Children and serves on the board of directors of The Association for the Gifted (CEC-TAG). He is co-editor of the Journal of Advanced Academics and authors a technology column for Gifted Child Today.

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