Fundamentals of Gifted Education Considering Multiple Perspectives

ISBN-10: 041588151X

ISBN-13: 9780415881517

Edition: 2013

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The field of gifted education is characterized by a confusing array of perspectives concerning such fundamental issues as definition, philosophy, curriculum, social and emotional development, and underserved populations. The mission of this book is to provide a coherent framework that instructors and service providers can use in planning effective programs, providing appropriate counseling services, and evaluating programs for the gifted. Most sections are organized around fundamental issues confronting the field and follow a common structure: an introductory chapter that provides historical and theoretical background and organizing questions followed by several point-of-view chapters written by experts that provide varied perspectives on the topic at hand.Distinguishing FeaturesComprehensive Coverage– The book’s forty-five manageable-length chapters cover the full range of topics that must be considered in planning programs and services for gifted students both within and outside of school. Coherent Structure– Section introductions provide background information and organizing questions to guide chapter authors who provide varying views of the issue at hand. The emphasis is not on the "right way" or the "wrong way" (except when clearly documented bad practice is discussed), but on how best practice stems from well-informed and logical decision-making.Decision Making Focus– The book’s introductory chapter addresses the need for a clearly developed and consistently applied set of values to guide decision making. Likewise, each section introduction includes a decision making framework regarding some aspect of educating, counseling, or parenting gifted students. This book is appropriate for introductory level courses in gifted education or courses in program development and planning. It is also suitable for school personnel responsible for making program planning decisions in the area of gifted education and for academic libraries with holdings in this area.
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List price: $134.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 476
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

Carolyn M. Callahan received her Ph.D. in the area of Educational Psychology with an emphasis in gifted educa-tion from the University of Connecticut. Since that time she has been on the faculty of the University of Virginia where she has developed the graduate program in gifted education, the Summer and Saturday Program for gifted students, and has been the director of the University of Virginia National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented for the past 12 years. She has done research across a broad range of topics in gifted education including the areas of the identification of gifted students, the evaluation of gifted programs, the development of performance assessments, and gifted program options. In collaboration with the other staff of the University of Virginia program, she has developed and delivered the highly successful annual Summer Institute on Academic Diversity for the past 5 years. Further, she was one of the editors of Aiming for Excellence: Gifted Program Standards, which is now widely used as the framework of criteria against which gifted programs are judged. As part of her work outside the university, Dr. Callahan has worked with over 300 public school districts across nearly every state in the development of program designs, curriculum, and evaluations. Finally, Dr. Callahan has received recognition as Outstanding Faculty Member in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Outstanding Professor of the Curry School of Education, Distinguished Higher Education Alumnae of the University of Connecticut, and was awarded the Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Association for Gifted Children. She is a past president of The Association for the Gifted and the National Association for Gifted Children. She also sits on the editorial boards of Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal for the Education of the Gifted, and Roeper Review.nbsp;

List of Contributors
List of Figures
List of Tables
Beliefs, Philosophies, and Definitions of Giftedness
Beliefs, Philosophies, and Definitions
A Brief Synopsis of Events Influencing the Recognition and Education of Gifted Children in the United States
Policy-related Definitions of Giftedness: A Call for Change
Gifted Behaviors Versus Gifted Individuals
Being Gifted
The DMGT 2.0: From Gifted Inputs to Talented Outputs
Problematizing Gifted Education
Identification of Giftedness
Considerations for Identification of Gifted and Talented Students: An Introduction to Identification
Traditional Perspectives on Identification
The Use of Traditional Assessment Tools for Identifying Gifted Students
Identifying Gifted Students: Nontraditional Uses of Traditional Measures
Uses and Misuses of Matrices in Identifying Gifted Students: Considerations for Better Practice
Identifying Gifted Learners: Nonverbal Assessment
Not Just a Test: Utilizing Non-test Assessments in Identifying Gifted and Talented Students
Response to Intervention (RtI) Approaches to Identification Practices Within Gifted Education
Service Delivery Options and Programming Models for Gifted Students
Contexts for Instruction: An Introduction to Service Delivery Options and Programming Models in Gifted Education
Evidence Trumps Beliefs: Academic Acceleration is an Effective Intervention for High-ability Students
Cognitive and Affective Outcomes of Pull-out Programs: Knowns and Unknowns
Analyzing Pull-out Programs: A Framework for Planning
The Schoolwide Enrichment Model: A Focus on Student Creative Productivity, Strengths, and Interests
Cluster Grouping Programs and the Total School Cluster Grouping Model
The Levels of Service Model
Parents and the Development and Education of Gifted Students
Effectiveness and Implications of Homeschooling for Gifted Students
Curricular and Instructional Decisions
Defensible Curriculum for Gifted Students: An Introduction
The Multiple Menu Model: A Guide for Developing Differentiated Curriculum
Depth and Complexity
Differentiated Instruction
The CLEAR Curriculum Model
The Integrated Curriculum Model
Specific Populations
Heterogeneity Among the Gifted: Not an Oxymoron
Gifted Males: Understanding Their Challenges and Honoring Their Potential
Is This Really Still a Problem? The Special Needs of Gifted Girls and Women
Twice-exceptional Students: Gifted Students With Learning Disabilities
Gifted Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities
Underachieving Gifted Students
Gifted African Americans
Asian American Gifted Students: The Model Minority or the Misunderstood Minority?
Gifted Latino Students: Overcoming Barriers and Realizing Promise
Students From Rural Environments
Evaluation and Policy in Gifted Education
Evaluating, Reflecting, Affirming, and Redirecting: An Introduction to the Evaluation of Gifted Programs
Evaluating Services Offered to Gifted and Talented Students: A Planning Guide
Assessing Resources, Activities, and Outcomes of Programs for the Gifted and Talented
Political Issues in Gifted Education
Recommended Readings by Topic
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