Editor: Frances A. Karnes Ph.D.
Author: Suzanne M. Bean Ph.D.
Product Code: 475
ISBN: 978-1-59363-347-9
Pages: 856
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The newly revised and updated Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted offers strategies and resources for differentiating instruction for gifted learners. The book acts as an excellent introduction to gifted education curricular planning, instructional unit design, evaluation, and teaching methods.

The chapters of this comprehensive textbook are written by respected leaders in the field of gifted education. The authors review the needs of gifted learners, instructional planning and evaluation, strategies for best practices, and ongoing enhancement and support of gifted programs. Chapters include topics such as differentiated curricular design, extending learning through mentorships, building challenging instructional units, and developing creative thinking. Also, instructional practices, such as problem-based learning, independent study, classroom simulations, and more are addressed.

The third edition includes a brand-new chapter on educational technology for the gifted, as well as updated information on books, teaching materials, Web sites, and other resources for differentiating instruction and planning gifted education curriculum.

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Review by: James Cox, Midwest Book Review - October 14, 2009
Ideally, every public and private school system should incorporate into its curriculums classes specifically designed for gifted and talented students. That's why this newly updated and significantly expanded third edition of Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted is such a highly advised and strongly recommended addition to school libraries and university teaching department reference collections and classroom teacher supplemental reading lists. Deftly compiled and edited by Frances A. Karnes (Professor of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education, University of Southern Mississippi) and Suzanne M. Bean (Director of the Roger F. Wicker Center for Creative Learning and Professor of Education, Mississippi University for Women), Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted is a compilation of twenty-three informed and informative articles by experts, scholars, and researchers in the field of gifted education, addressing a variety of thematically appropriate issues relevant to gifted education curriculum development, including assessing the needs of gifted students, instructional planning and evaluation, educational strategies, as well as supporting and enhancing gifted student programs. Of special note are the lists of teacher resources provided, which include books, periodicals, and web sites, as well as the descriptive information regarding blogs, podcasts, and wikis, and social networking.

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