This top-selling comprehensive book, written by leaders in the field, presents a thorough review of the entire field of gifted education with best-practices. After a brief overview of current issues in the field, the book discusses crucial topics in the field, including the characteristics of gifted students, strategies for identification, considerations in planning sound gifted and talented programs, and contemporary program models. The authors also address affective needs, leadership, and counseling. The sixth edition has been thoroughly revised, most notably with the latest research on acceleration, curriculum models, underachievement, culturally and economically disadvantaged students, gender issues, and dual exceptionalities. The content is further supported and enhanced by the inclusion of numerous practical strategies that can be implemented in your classroom, case studies that help you identify student needs, summaries of research on effective programs, emphasis on pedagogy and on social-emotional needs, and an amusing, witty writing style that adds to the appeal of this best-selling book.
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