This book outlines the best ideas that have come from leaders in gifted education. It is up-to-date and well-organized. It begins with an overview of current issues and proceeds to an effective and intellectual discussion of characteristics of gifted students. The book includes problems of and prescriptions for gifted students who are female, disadvantaged, and handicapped. The problem of underachievement is covered as well as the challenges of parenting and the understanding and counseling of gifted children.