Methods And Materials For Teaching The Gifted

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Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted, 2nd Edition offers strategies and resources for differentiating instruction for gifted learners. The book acts as an excellent introduction to gifted education curriculum planning, instructional unit design, evaluation, and teaching methods. This new edition expands upon the best-selling first edition with new chapters and fully updated information and research.

The chapters of this comprehensive textbook are written by respected leaders in the field of gifted education. The authors review:

  • the needs of gifted learners,
  • curricular planning and evaluation,
  • instructional practices, and
  • ongoing enhancement and support of gifted programs.
Chapters include topics such as differentiated curricular design, process skills development, building instructional units that challenge students, and evaluating learner outcomes. Also, instructional practices such as problem-based learning, creative teaching strategies, independent study, mentorships, classroom simulations, and more are addressed.

The book’s contributing authors include nationally recognized leaders in the field of gifted education such as Carolyn M. Callahan, Ph.D., Susan K. Johnsen, Ph.D., Sandra Kaplan, Ph.D., Sally Reis, Ph.D., Julia Link Roberts, Ph.D., and Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Ph.D.

Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Methods and Materials also lists an array of up-to-date books, teaching materials, Web sites, and other resources.

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About the Author:

Frances A. Karnes is professor of curriculum, instruction, and special education at The University of Southern Mississippi. She is widely known for her teaching, research, publications, innovative program developments, and service activities in gifted education and leadership training.

Dr. Suzanne M. Bean is Director of the Roger F. Wicker Center for Creative Learning and Professor of Education at Mississippi University for Women (MUW). For the past 27 years she has served in the field of gifted studies as a teacher of gifted students, director of the Mississippi Governor’s School, founder and director of various other programs for gifted students and their teachers and parents. Dr. Bean has co-authored seven books and has had numerous publications in professional journals.She has co-authored a textbook for teachers of gifted students, Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted. She serves on the Editorial Review Board for Gifted Child Quarterly and the Journal for Secondary Gifted Education. Dr. Bean has also co-authored numerous grants and she was the lead author of the grant that established the Roger F. Wicker Center for Creative Learning.

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