Editors: Tamra Stambaugh, Ph.D., Susannah M. Wood, Ph.D.
Product Code: 4294
ISBN: 9781618214294
Pages: 404
Availability: In stock.

A cooperative publication of the National Association for Gifted Children and Prufrock Press, Serving Gifted Students in Rural Settings provides a framework for educating the gifted in rural settings. The book outlines practical, theoretical, and evidence-supported approaches for understanding, teaching, and leading programs for this unique population. Case study vignettes and practical ideas for administrators and teachers are combined with theoretical applications.

The first of three sections in the book outlines the various philosophies and current status of rural education. The second section focuses on practical strategies and evidence-supported approaches for identifying and serving rural gifted students based on their unique geography. Section three highlights support structures that are necessary for leading and supporting gifted education in rural schools. This book helps bridge the gap existing between rural education and accessible, effective gifted education.


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Review by: Melissa Rosario, Teachers College Record - March 27, 2017
Overall, Serving Gifted Students in Rural Settings is an essential resource for anyone who will interact on a regular basis with rural gifted students. The text’s content is structured to suggest an approach that starts with creating changes in the classroom, the school, and then the community as a holistic strategy to improve the educational experience of rural gifted students. This effort to provide readers with ongoing educational opportunities and development is commendable. As a result, these readers are challenged to question practices and perspectives to discover what really works for gifted students in rural settings.
Review: Gifted Child Today - March 16, 2016
Stambaugh and Wood provide a realistic view into the challenges of gifted education in rural America and offer guidance for helping rural gifted students and teachers effectively address the challenges they face.
Review by: Jeanne Surface, Education Review - March 2, 2016
Serving Gifted Students in Rural Settings is a superb set of essays that would help practitioners in rural settings develop or enhance services for gifted students . . . This edited volume offers practitioners an understanding of rural America, rural schools, and rural gifted learners.

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