4 New Resources for Gifted Education Scholars
4 New Resources for Gifted Education Scholars
PUBLISHED: Monday, October 12, 2020 by Andilynn Feddeler

Gifted education scholars, from graduate students to veteran educators and university-level academics, can stay up-to-date on the latest research in the field with these comprehensive resources. 

  • Conceptual Frameworks for Giftedness and Talent Development: Enduring Theories and Comprehensive Models in Gifted Education explores current and enduring theories and comprehensive models of giftedness and talent development. Each chapter includes a description of the model, theory, or framework and shares the most important implications of each model, including underrepresentation and social justice issues. This is a comprehensive reference for scholars and practitioners in the field, as well as those studying at the graduate level.

  • Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted (5th ed.) provides a comprehensive examination of the most current research and best practices in the field of gifted education and addresses identification, twice-exceptionality, and culturally and linguistically diverse learners. The chapters are organized to promote critical thinking and discussion about each topic. This text is a complete resource curated for a wide range of K–12 educators and those working with inservice and preservice educators and administrators.

  • Social, Emotional, and Psychosocial Development of Gifted and Talented Individuals merges the fields of individual differences, developmental psychology, and educational psychology with the field of gifted education. This book explores multiple paradigmatic lenses and varying conceptions of giftedness and serves as a comprehensive resource for graduate students, early career scholars, and teachers. Topics covered include developmental trajectories, personality development, social and emotional development, perfectionism, sensory sensitivity, emotional intensity, self-beliefs, motivation, systems perspective, psychosocial interventions, and counseling and mental health.

  • Curriculum Planning and Instructional Design for Gifted Learners (3rd ed.) is a guide to designing curriculum for the gifted at any level of learning and in any subject area. Special populations of gifted learners, such as those who are twice-exceptional, second language learners, students from poverty, and culturally diverse students, are included as a group for further differentiation and customization of curriculum and instruction. The book may also be used to provide a curriculum guide for teachers in a master's program in gifted education or those taking endorsement classes.