Editor: Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Ed.D.
Product Code: 2118
ISBN: 9781593632113
Pages: 280
Availability: In stock.

Serving Gifted Learners Beyond the Traditional Classroom: A Guide to Alternative Programs and Services provides a concise and thorough introduction to the various types of out-of-school programming recommended and appropriate for gifted and advanced learners. Including overviews of mentoring programs, residential schools, summer opportunities, and distance learning, top scholars in the field of gifted education combine research and experience in this guide to alternative services for teachers, parents, and gifted education program directors.

Other programs and services covered include service learning, university-based programs, and competitions. In addition, a much-needed review of the issues concerning programming for diverse youth, options for students from low-income backgrounds, and counseling gifted students to make good out-of-school choices, along with an insightful, insider's look at the culture and lives of gifted students in residential schools, make this handy guide to alternative programs and services a necessity for anyone serving and working with gifted students.

Educational Resource

A service publication of the National Association for Gifted Children (Washington, DC)

This designation indicates that this book has been jointly developed with NAGC and that this book passes the highest standards of scholarship, research, and practice.


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Review by: Katie Rhode, Roeper Review - January 1, 2008
The book provides parents, teachers, and researchers with extensive discussion on the effectiveness and availability of such programs and the issues associated with them. As a researcher interested in gifted education, I found this book to be a useful resource and an encouraging testament to the future direction of the field. Parents, researchers, and educators can all benefit by immersing themselves in the discussion about alternative programs and their place in gifted education.
Review: Davidson Institute for Talent Development - January 1, 2007
Serving Gifted Learners Beyond the Traditional Classroom was created as a thoughtful resource for parents, educators, researchers, and community leaders. The authors’ collective expertise and consideration of the subject of giftedness is noteworthy and makes this book well worth reading for anyone interested in gifted education and programming.

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