Editors: Julia L. Roberts, Ed.D., Tracy Ford Inman, Ed.D., Jennifer Robins, Ph.D.
Product Code: 6618
ISBN: 9781618216618
Pages: 488
Availability: In stock.

Introduction to Gifted Education is the definitive textbook designed for courses that introduce teachers to gifted education, whether that is in graduate school or in certification or continuing development programs for teachers. The book is inclusive in nature, addressing varied approaches to each topic while relying on no single theory or construct. The book includes chapters that focus on critical topics such as gifted education standards, social-emotional needs, cognitive development, diverse learners, identification, programming options, creativity, professional development, and curriculum. The book provides a comprehensive look at each topic, including an overview of big ideas, its history, and a thorough discussion to help those new to the field gain a better understanding of gifted students and strategies to address their needs. A rich companion piece supports the text, providing practical strategies and activities for the instructor (designed for both online classes and face-to-face classes).

Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented 2018 Legacy Book Award Winner—Scholar


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by Heather Houston
on 10/9/2019
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This is exactly what our students needed.  The chapters flow logically and clearly spell out how all of the various theories and elements of gifted education come together in our world. The authors have obviously thought about the way adult learners need to receive information and have organized the text around the metaphor of building a home.  I find that my graduate students are able to spend time discussing the implications and adjustments to their practice more than trying to just put all the random pieces of information together. 
Well organized and arranged with an eye to the needs of the audience, this text helps elevate our education students from the world of information gathering and into the realm of creative problem solving for their own pk-12 students.
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Review: Gifted Child Today - July 1, 2018
If you are looking for a textbook designed to provide future or practicing teachers with a thorough introduction to gifted education, you need to look no further. Designed for online classes, hybrid classes, and traditional face-to-face course experiences, the publication is accompanied by a companion piece that supports the text while providing practical strategies and engaging activities that can be participated in through a variety of educational settings.

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