Education of the Gifted and Talented

ISBN-10: 0205388507
ISBN-13: 9780205388509
Edition: 5th 2004 (Revised)
List price: $132.00
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Book details

List price: $132.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/14/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 552
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Preface
Gifted Education: Matching Instruction with Needs
History of Giftedness and Gifted Education
Contemporary History of Gifted Education
National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented
Educational Reform and Ability Grouping
Cooperative Learning
Definitions of Giftedness
Explanations and Interpretations of Giftedness and Intelligence
Summary
Characteristics of Gifted Students
The Terman Studies
Traits of Intellectually Gifted Children
Affective Characteristics
Characteristics of the Creatively Gifted
Characteristics of Historically Eminent Persons
Characteristics of Teachers of the Gifted
Summary
Program Planning
Main Components of Program Planning
Program Planning: Sixteen Areas
The View from the School Board
Perspectives of Other Teachers
Curriculum Considerations
The Death of Gifted Programs
Legal Issues in Gifted Education
Summary
Ideas for Statements of Philosophy, Rationale, and Objectives
Identifying Gifted and Talented Students
Thoughts and Issues in Identification
National Report on Identification
Identification Methods
Assessment of Gardner's Eight or Nine Intelligences
Triarchic Abilities Test
A Multidimensional Culture-Fair Assessment Strategy
Talent Pool Identification Plan: Renzulli
Identifying Gifted Preschoolers
Identifying Gifted Secondary Students
Recommendations from the National Report on Identification and NRC/GT
Comment
Summary
Teacher Nomination Form
Spanish Edition of Rimm's (1976) GIFT Creativity Inventory
Sample Parent Nomination Form at the Early Childhood Level
Who's Who--Peer Nomination Form
Student Product Assessment Form
Scales for Rating Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students
Acceleration
Acceleration versus Enrichment
Early Admission to Kindergarten or First Grade
Grade-Skipping
Subject-Skipping
Early Admission to Junior or Senior High School
Credit by Examination
College Courses in High School
Correspondence Courses
Telescoped Programs
Early Admission to College
Residential High Schools
International Baccalaureate Programs
Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY), Talent Search, and Elementary Talent Search
Summary
College Board Offices
Enrichment and Grouping
Enrichment
Independent Study, Research, and Art Projects
Learning Centers
Field Trips
Saturday Programs
Summer Programs
Mentors and Mentorships
Future Problem Solving
Odyssey of the Mind
Junior Great Books
Academic Competitions
Technology and the Gifted
Grouping Options: Bring Gifted Students Together
Comments on Enrichment and Grouping
Summary
Magazines That Publish Student Work
Curriculum Models
Enrichment Triad Model: Renzulli
Schoolwide Enrichment Model
Multiple Menu Model
Pyramid Project: Cox
Purdue Three-Stage Enrichment Model: Feldhusen and Kolloff
Structure of Intellect Model: Guilford and Meeker and Meeker
Autonomous Learner Model: Betts
Talents Unlimited Model: Schlichter
Programming at Four Ability Levels: Treffinger and Sortore
Multidimensional Curriculum Model: Morelock and Morrison
Constructing Differentiated Curriculum for the Gifted: Kaplan
Comment
Summary
Topics for Enrichment Activities
Leadership, Affective Learning, and Character Education
Leadership
Leadership Definitions: Traits, Characteristics, and Skills
Leadership Training
Affective Learning
Self-Concept
Moral Development: The Kohlberg Model
An Affective, Humanistic Curriculum
Materials and Strategies for Encouraging Affective Growth
The Humanistic Teacher
Summary
Creativity I: The Creative Person, Creative Process, and Creative Dramatics
Characteristics of Creative Persons
Creative Abilities
The Creative Process
Steps and Stages in the Creative Process
The Creative Process as a Change in Perception
Creative Dramatics
Summary
Creativity II: Teaching for Creative Growth
Can Creativity Be Taught?
Goals of Creativity Training
Creativity Consciousness, Creative Attitudes, and Creative Personality Traits
Understanding the Topic of Creativity
Strengthening Creative Abilities
Personal Creative Thinking Techniques
Standard Creative Thinking Techniques
Involving Students in Creative Activities
Creative Teaching and Learning
Summary
Teaching Thinking Skills
Issues
Indirect Teaching, Direct Teaching, and Metacognition
Types of Thinking Skills
Higher Order Thinking Skills: Bloom
Critical Thinking
Models, Programs, and Exercises for Teaching Thinking Skills
CoRT Strategies: de Bono
Philosophy for Children: Lipman
Project IMPACT
Instrumental Enrichment: Feuerstein
Critical Thinking Books and Software
Thinking Skills and Character Education
Obstacles to Effective Thinking
Selecting Thinking Skills, Exercises, and Materials
Summary
Cultural Diversity and Children from Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds: The Invisible Gifted
Legislation
Special Needs
Factors Related to Success for Disadvantaged Youth
Identification
Programming for Gifted Students Who Are Culturally Different
Gifted Programming in Rural Areas
Summary
Underachievement: Diagnosis and Treatment
Definition and Identification of Underachievement
Characteristics of Underachieving Gifted Children
Etiologies of Underachievement
Family Etiology
School Etiology
The Treatment of Underachievement
Summary
The Cultural Underachievement of Females
Present Status of Women: Women in the Work Force
Life Satisfactions of Women
The Home-Career Conflict
Sex Differences or Gender Differences
Mathematics Ability
Differences in Expectations, Achievement Orientation, and Aspirations
Educating Gifted Females
Summary
Selected Bibliography of Nonfiction Books and Curricular Materials to Encourage Gifted Females
Gifted Children with Disabilities
Needs of Gifted Students with Disabilities
Identification
Critical Ingredients of Programs for Gifted Children with Disabilities
Reducing Communication Limitations
Self-Concept Development
High-Level, Abstract Thinking Skills
Parenting
Summary
Parenting the Gifted Child
Parenting by Positive Expectations
Some Special Parenting Concerns
Preschool Children
Nontraditional Parenting
Parent Support Groups
Summary
National Gifted and Talented Educational Organizations
Understanding and Counseling Gifted Students
Historical Background
Personal and Social Issues
Perfectionism
Emotional Sensitivity and Overexcitability: The Emotionally Gifted
Gifted and Gay
Suicide
Career Guidance and Counseling
Personal Essay Writing and Bibliotherapy
Stress Management
Developing a Counseling Program for Gifted Students
Comment
Summary
Recommended Reading
Program Evaluation
Why Must Programs Be Evaluated?
Evaluation Design: Begin at the Beginning
Evaluation Models
The Rimm Model
Complexity of Evaluation and Audience: A Hierarchy
Instrument Selection
Test Construction
Daily Logs
Indicators
Student Self-Evaluations
Performance Contracting
Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation
Commitment to Evaluation
Summary
Identifying Relevant Stakeholders
Sample Page from a Parent Questionnaire
Project Gifted: Evaluation Scale for Visual Arts
Example of a Structured Observation Form
Evaluation Form for In-Service Workshops
School Board Questionnaire
Student Evaluation: Learning Center Program
Pupil Self-Evaluation
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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