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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.
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Mary K. Tallent-Runnels is a Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at Texas Tech University. She has over 30 years of experience working with parents and teachers of gifted children ages of 4 to 17. In addition to her time as both a public and private school teacher of gifted students and administrator of gifted programs, she is the former director of the IDEAL program at Texas Tech University. She is the recipient of several teaching and research awards at both the public school and university levels. Her research interests are gifted children and online instruction. She is the author of numerous articles in gifted and talented education as well as in online teaching. She has published in journals such as Gifted Child Quarterly, The Journal for the Education of the Gifted, Roeper Review, G/C/T, Contemporary Educational Psychology, Review of Educational Research, and the Journal of Experimental Education.
"The book makes an excellent case for competitions as a means to meet the educational needs of gifted students at a time when funding has significantly decreased." (Joan Smutny, Gifted Specialist, National-Louis University 2007-04-13)
"The chapters are cohesive and well integrated." (Kay L. Gibson, Professor of Curriculum & Instruction 2007-04-13)
"The authors are knowledgeable and respected experts in the field of gifted education. There is no other book that I am aware of that provides this valuable information to teachers, parents, and coordinators of gifted programs." (Barbara Polnick, Assistant Professor 2007-04-13)
"A key resource perfect for anyone who would understand academic competitions for Grades K-12." (The Bookwatch, June 2008 2008-07-15)
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