Growing up Gifted Developing the Potential of Children at Home and at School

ISBN-10: 0131185721

ISBN-13: 9780131185722

Edition: 7th 2008

Authors: Barbara Clark

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This leading introduction to gifted and talented children retains proven parts of its original structure and combines it with the knowledge and best practices from a variety of sources. It incorporates knowledge from many disciplines and integrates best practices from classrooms to inform readers of how to work with children who grow up gifted and bring their gifts to the world. The author encourages readers to understand intelligence in order to help more children realize their unique potential of gifts and talents.The new edition will also feature more information for general education teachers on how to work with gifted and talented students in inclusive environments by offering more strategies and activities that educators can utilize in the classroom as well as in home-based settings. Throughout, the author incorporates knowledge from many disciplines, a wide range of research, best practices available for nurturing giftedness in the classroom, assessment and evaluation for the success of the student and the program, and a structure that gives a step-by-step approach to using these skills in the classroom and at home.nbsp;Readers will begin to understand intelligence in order to help more children realize their unique potential of gifts and talents. Overall, readers will enjoy a text that is readable, uncovers some exciting new ideas and strategies, and makes every teacher at home and at school a knowledgeable partner in the process of children growing up gifted.For teachers of gifted and talented students. nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;
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Book details

List price: $146.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/13/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Understanding Gifted Education and Talent Development
Gifted Education and Talent Development
The Mission of and the Rationale for Gifted Education and Talent Development
A Mission of Excellence and Equity
A Rationale
Excellence, Equity, and Gifted and Talented Learners
Interest in Educating Gifted Learners
Barriers to Appropriate Gifted Education and Talent Development
Review of Important Ideas
Check Your Understanding
The Concepts of Intelligence, Giftedness, Talent, and Talent Development
The Concept of Intelligence
The Behavioral Concept of Intelligence
The Concept of Intelligence as a Process Within the Brain
The Development of Intelligence
Nature Plus Nurture
High Levels of Intellectual Development: Giftedness
The Gifted Brain
Intelligence, Giftedness, Gifted Individuals, Talent, and Talent Development: Definitions
Intelligence
Gifted, Giftedness, and Gifted Students
Talent and Talent Development
Review of Important Ideas
Check Your Understanding
The Origins and Growth of Giftedness
Families and Gifted Children
Siblings of Gifted Children
Ensuring Family Support for School
Characteristics of Gifted Learners
Highly and Profoundly Gifted Individuals
The Beginnings of Giftedness: Birth Through 2 Years
Prenatal and Perinatal Interaction
From Birth Through 3 Months
From 4 Months Through 20 Months
From 11 Months Through 2 Years
Creating a Responsive Learning Environment for Early Learning
Early Childhood: Ensuring the Development of High Potential
The Preschool Experience
Adolescence: Supporting Uniqueness
The Physical Transition
The Intellectual Transition
The Social-Emotional Transition
The Intuitive Transition
The Cross-Cultural Development of Identity in the Gifted Adolescent
Review of Important Ideas
Check Your Understanding
Social-Emotional Development and Giftedness
The Social-Emotional Development of Gifted Children
Emotional Intelligence and Giftedness
Social-Emotional Characteristics of Gifted Children
Locus of Control
Competition
Perfectionism
Social-Emotional Well-Being of Gifted Children
The Self-Concept of the Gifted Child
Labeling Gifted Children
The Moral Development of Gifted Children
Attitudes of Society, Teachers, and Other School Personnel
Review of Important Ideas
Check Your Understanding
Creativity: Integrated Thinking and Being
Views of the Concept of Creativity
Creativity as a Part of Giftedness
The Cognitive or Rational View of Creativity
The Affective or Emotional-Social View of Creativity
The Physical/Sensing View of Creativity
The Intuitive View of Creativity
The Holistic View of Creativity: Integrating the Views
Characteristics and Abilities Commonly Found in Creative Individuals
Rational Characteristics
Affective Characteristics
Physical Characteristics
Intuitive Characteristics
Creativity as a Process
Developing Creativity
Conditions That Enhance the Development of Creativity
Conditions That Inhibit the Development of Creativity
Measuring Creativity
Measures of Performance
Measures of Products
Measures of Creative Personality Characteristics and Attitudes
Problems in Measuring Creativity
Review of Important Ideas
Check Your Understanding
Educating the Gifted Student at School
Assessment and Identification of Gifted Students
Recognizing Giftedness
Different Approaches to Recognizing Giftedness
Other Issues That Make Identification Difficult
The Process of Identifying Gifted Students: Search, Screen, and Identify
Search
Effective Screening
Identification and Placement
Identification: Assessing Intelligence, Abilities, and Aptitudes
Traditional and Nontraditional Assessments
Alternative, Authentic, and Performance-Based Assessment
The Assessment of Intelligence, Abilities, and Aptitudes by Program Categories
A Summary of the Identification Process
Review of Important Ideas
Check Your Understanding
Optimizing Learning: Using Brain Research in Elementary and Secondary Classrooms
The Seven Steps to Optimizing Learning
Understand Brain Development As the Basis for Learning
Create a Responsive Learning Environment
The Physical Learning Environment
The Social-Emotional Learning Environment
Integrate the Intellectual Processes: The Integrative Education Model (IEM)
Integrating Cognitive Processes: Combining Linear-Rational-Verbal and Spatial-Gestalt-Visual Functions of the Brain Hemispheres
Integrating Affective Processes: Social-Emotional Learning
Integrating Physical Processes
Integrating Intuitive Processes
Sample Lessons for Integrating Intellectual Processes
Review of Important Ideas
Check Your Understanding
Optimizing Learning: Strategies and Modifications for Elementary and Secondary Gifted Learners
Establish the Continuum of Learning
Standards and Rubrics
A Caution
Assess the Student's Level of Mastery
Creating Student Portfolios
Differentiate and Individualize Teaching and Learning
Providing Differentiation to Meet the Educational Needs of Gifted Learners
Individualizing Instruction
Review of Important Ideas
Check Your Understanding
Culturally Responsive Teaching and Giftedness
Multicultural Education and Giftedness
Global Education
Racially and Ethnically Diverse Gifted Populations
Learning Differences Among and Between Racial and Ethnic Cultures
Choosing Teachers for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Gifted Learners
The Choice Between Academic Achievement and Cultural Affiliation
Economically Disadvantaged Gifted Students: The Culture of Poverty
Learning Differences
Intervention
Underrepresentation of Culturally Diverse Groups in the Gifted Population
Identifying of Gifted Learners from Culturally Diverse Populations
Search and Screen for Giftedness Among Students in Culturally Diverse Populations
Identifying Economically Disadvantaged Gifted Learners
Review of Important Ideas
Check Your Understanding
Exceptionality, Underachievement, Gender, and Giftedness
Gifted Learners with Disabilities
Characteristics of Gifted Children with Disabilities
Identification of Gifted Children with Disabilities
Programming for Gifted Children with Disabilities
Underachieving Gifted Students
Characteristics of Underachieving Gifted Students
Causes of Underachievement
Prevention and Remediation of Underachievement
Gender and Giftedness
Gender Characteristics That Affect Learning
Issues Regarding Gifted Females
Issues Regarding Gifted Males
The Special Needs of Gifted Students Who Are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgendered (GLBT)
Review of Important Ideas
Check Your Understanding
Building and Maintaining Effective Programs and Services for Gifted Learners
Program Models, Structures, and Organizations for Elementary and Secondary Gifted Learners
Developing Effective Programs for Gifted and Talented Students
Programming by Level of Involvement
Programming in a Full-Inclusion Classroom
Administrative and Curricular Modifications Used in Gifted and Talented Education Programs
Enrichment
Acceleration
Grouping by Ability and Need
Models and Structures Used to Teach Elementary and Secondary Gifted Learners
Conceptual Frameworks
Curriculum Models Often Used to Educate Gifted Learners
Program Organizations for Gifted Learners in Elementary School
Regular Classrooms
Individualized Classrooms
Special Classes
Special Schools
Adjunct Programs
Program Organizations for Gifted Learners in Middle School and High School
Early Admission Programs
Core Academic Classes
Group Seminars
Honors Classes
Mini-Course Structure
School-Within-a-School
Governor's Schools
Advanced Placement Program
International Baccalaureate Program
Secondary Triad Model
Autonomous Learner Model
Purdue Secondary Model
Accelerated College Enrollment and Early Entrance Programs
Johns Hopkins University's Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth
Homeschooling: An Alternative Approach for Elementary and Secondary Gifted Learners
Review of Important Ideas
Check Your Understanding
Effective Programs for Gifted and Talented Education
Developing Effective Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Programs
Seven Actions to Take in Developing an Effective GATE Program
Teachers of Gifted Learners at School
Abilities, Values, and Characteristics of Teachers of Gifted Students
Teacher Education and Certification
The Coordinator of the Gifted and Talented Education Program
The Gifted and Talented Education Program Advisory Committee
The Importance of Support for Effective Programs
Gaining the Support of Teachers
Gaining the Support of Parents
Gaining the Support of the Administrator
Counselors and School Psychologists as Support Personnel
Gaining the Support of the Community
Assessment and Evaluation of Programs and Services
Evaluating Program Effectiveness
Evaluating Teaching and Learning: Step Seven to Optimizing Learning
Grading Gifted Learners
Reflect and Reform: The Final Step to Optimizing Learning and Maintaining an Effective GATE Program
Review of Important Ideas
Check Your Understanding
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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