Editors: Joyce VanTassel-Baska Ed.D., Catherine A. Little Ph.D.
Product Code: 3998
ISBN: 978-1-59363-399-8
Pages: 508
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The newly updated Content-Based Curriculum for High-Ability Learners provides a solid introduction to curriculum development in gifted and talented education. Written by experts in the field of gifted education, this text uses cutting-edge design techniques and aligns the core content with national and state standards. In addition to a revision of the original chapters, the second edition contains new chapters on topics such as teaching research skills to gifted students, second language learning, leadership, arts curriculum, and technology.

The text identifies the basic principles of curriculum development: accelerated learning within the core content areas, use of higher order processing skills, development of creative student products, and concept development and learning. These techniques are incorporated into chapters on each core content area: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, as well as world languages and the arts. The final chapters focus on the roles of teachers, program coordinators, and administrators during curriculum design, including selecting resources and materials, aligning curriculum, and assessing student learning.


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Review: Today's Books - November 15, 2010
Named to the A-List, Today's Books Daily Book Register
Review: Midwest Book Reivew - November 1, 2010
From concept-oriented ideas to professional development to support curriculum changes, this should be a key acquisition for any education collection focusing on gifted learning opportunities and strategies!

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