Author: Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Ed.D.
Editors: Frances A. Karnes, Ph.D., Kristen R. Stephens, Ph.D.
Product Code: 014X
ISBN: 9781593630140
Pages: 80
Availability: In stock.

Acceleration, or the idea that gifted students should be allowed to move more quickly through a subject area, is a practice supported by a wide body of research. However, it can be a challenge to implement. This book focuses on multiple strategies for accelerating gifted children in any school setting.

In this concise introduction to the topic, Dr. VanTassel-Baska offers many teacher-friendly ways in which acceleration can be employed in classrooms at all levels and in all subject areas. The author offers specific strategies for identifying candidates for acceleration, programmatic approaches to employ, and teacher strategies to use for content acceleration in the classroom.

This is one of the books in Prufrock Press' popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education. This series offers a unique collection of tightly focused books that provide a concise, practical introduction to important topics concerning the education of gifted children. The guides offer a perfect beginner's introduction to key information about gifted and talented education.

Grades 5–12


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Review by: Elaine Wiener, California Association for the Gifted - May 1, 2005
Joyce VanTassel-Baska, a well-known name in gifted education, makes a very succinct argument in favor of acceleration. She reviews the research, dispels myths, describes the effects of acceleration, [and] provides options, strategies, and case studies to advance the belief that acceleration is an efficient and effective way to meet the needs of gifted students.

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