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Designing Services and Programs for High-Ability Learners A Guidebook for Gifted Education

ISBN-10: 1412926173
ISBN-13: 9781412926171
Edition: 2006
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Description: THE comprehensive guide to establishing or strengthening a gifted program! Whether you are developing a new program from the ground up or need to restructure an existing one, Designing Services and Programs for High-Ability Learners will  More...

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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 11/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

THE comprehensive guide to establishing or strengthening a gifted program! Whether you are developing a new program from the ground up or need to restructure an existing one, Designing Services and Programs for High-Ability Learners will help you every step of the way with detailed guidelines, practical tips, templates, action plans, and suggestions for strategic planning teams as well as for the sole practitioner. Consolidating the sage advice and up-to-date research of 29 leaders in the field, this comprehensive and highly practical guide takes the guesswork out of providing appropriate services and programming for high-ability students from elementary through high school. Each chapter addresses a key feature of gifted programming, from identification to evaluation and advocacy, and includes Definition, Rationale, and Guiding Principles of the key feature Attributes That Define High Quality for assessing effectiveness Flawed Example of the key feature and strategies to improve the example Revised Example, illustrating implementation of high-quality attributes Strategic Plan for Designing or Remodeling the key feature, delineating the steps involved Template for Getting Started, helping you take the first steps of a complex process Must-Read Resources Informed planning allows you to tailor services to the specific needs of your students, whether youre in a rural, urban, or suburban community. Superintendents, administrators, teachers, and advocates will find Designing Services and Programs for High-Ability Learners invaluable in defending, developing, and monitoring high quality gifted services and programs.

Foreword
Guest Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Editors
Introduction
Identifying Students' Cognitive and Affective Needs
Developing a Mission Statement on the Educational Needs of Gifted and Talented Students
Developing a Definition of Giftedness
Providing Programs for Special Populations of Gifted and Talented Students
Constructing Identification Procedures
Articulating Gifted Education Program Goals
Comprehensive Program Design
Curriculum for Gifted Education Students
Developing Services That Meet the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Children
Creating a Comprehensive and Defensible Budget for Gifted Programs and Services
Selecting Learning Resources in the Education of the Gifted
Managing a Communication Initiative in Gifted Education
Roles, Responsibilities, and Professional Qualifications of Key Personnel for Gifted Education Services
Designing a Professional Development Plan
Developing a Plan for Evaluating a Program in Gifted Education
Connecting Program Design and District Policies
Aligning Gifted Education Services With General Education
Planning for Advocacy
State Policies in Gifted Education
Using Scientifically-Based Research to Make Decisions About Gifted Education Programs, Services, and Resources
Strategic Planning and Gifted Programs
Appendix: Establishing a Gifted Education Advisory Committee
Index

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