Review by: Victoria Brown, Childhood Education - April 1, 2008
Have you, as a parent or teacher of gifted children, wondered what you can do to encourage the academic and emotional growth of these children? If so, this is the book for you . . . The chapters of the book are based upon a wide range of issues surrounding gifted education, covering preschool to entrance into college. The chapters explore the issues from different points of view, using a thorough literature review. The authors then summarize each topic, drawing conclusions as to best practices. The chapters conclude with suggestions as to what can be done to support the gifted child at home, in the classroom, and in school-based settings.
Review by: Sarah Boone, Duke Gifted Letter - December 1, 2008
The authors, veteran teachers, specialists in gifted education, and a committee of other experts in the field, have conducted extensive research and examined volumes of evidence in identifying 29 practices that best serve gifted children throughout their educational experiences at home, in the classroom, and within the community. The book, a service publication of the National Association of Gifted Children, is easily accessible, . . . [and] there are concrete, practical suggestions throughout . . . Best Practices does offer valuable information and useful suggestions for parents and provides a springboard for communication and collaboration between parents, teachers, and administrators to ensure a rich and appropriate comprehensive gifted education.
Review: Gifted Child Today, Vol. 30, No. 1 - December 1, 2007
Based on an extensive examination of research, Best Practices in Gifted Education provides the framework for effective planning and instruction in teaching gifted children. Included in the timely and important topics addressed in this text are parent involvement, twice-exceptional students, gender differences, school programs, inquiry-based learning and teaching, acceleration, and culturally diverse student populations. By closely examining the contents of this book, all stakeholders will be prepared to make well-informed decisions in planning for educational opportunities offered to gifted children.