Author: Laurence J. Coleman, Ph.D.
Editor: Tracy L. Cross, Ph.D.
Product Code: 545
ISBN: 9781593631543
Pages: 472
Availability: In stock.

In this fully revised and expanded second edition, Being Gifted in School: An Introduction to Development, Guidance, and Teaching reviews the past developments within the field of gifted education and identifies the current trends, issues, and beliefs in the field.

This book offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the field of gifted education available. The authors, who are nationally recognized leaders in the field, discuss definitions and models of giftedness, identification of the gifted, teaching methods and best practices, creativity, counseling and guidance, administrative arrangements, and program prototypes and evaluation.

The book is geared toward educators with questions regarding curricular and instructional implementation, administrators facing program planning, parents with an interest in their child's educational opportunities, and advanced undergraduate and graduate students curious about trends within gifted education.

By recognizing both typical and atypical gifted students, the authors enourage readers to defy traditional assumptions about gifted children and their education.

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Review by: Julie Milligan, Roeper Review - March 22, 2004
There is a wealth of information which is well organized, well written, enjoyable to read, and beneficial to readers ranging from the novice to the expert regarding giftedness . . . Based on its comprehensive nature, it is a viable text for university coursework that emphasizes general characteristics of giftedness, affective needs of gifted children, and models suitable for serving the needs of gifted learners. It is an effective resource for parents as the authors provide information in understandable terms. School counselors may also find the book useful since a large portion pertains to counseling the needs of gifted children. Finally, the content regarding curriculum modifications for gifted students is appropriate for classroom teachers and school administrators.

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