Editors: Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, Ph.D., Rena F. Subotnik, Ph.D., Frank C. Worrell, Ph.D.
Product Code: 8148
ISBN: 9781618218148
Pages: 324
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"Talent development” is a phrase often used in reference to the education of gifted children. Recently, it has been presented by researchers to refer to a specific approach to the delivery of gifted education services. Much of this discussion has been at the conceptual level, and there is a need for translation of the model into concrete practices and examples that enable educators to better serve gifted children within their schools and districts. This book addresses that need. The research behind the talent development framework is briefly reviewed, followed by practical implications for identification and program design within domains of talent. To illustrate successful approaches, the authors draw on examples from academic domains, as well as performance fields such as sports and music, to help teachers, school administrators, school psychologists, social workers and counselors, graduate students, and parents develop gifted students' talents.

2019 NAGC Book of the Year Award Winner

Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented 2019 Legacy Book Award Winner - Scholar


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Review by: Jennifer Ritchotte, Teachers College Record - March 8, 2019
As Stambaugh so eloquently states, “Talent development is not a program or a service, but a philosophy—a way of investing in human capital and developing strengths” (p. 96). This philosophy guides the thirteen chapters in this book and is the basis for the practical recommendations and examples provided by each of the authors. Many readers will be familiar with the work of several of the chapter authors. Four of the chapters are actually authored by the book’s editors and provide a richer understanding of the thinking behind their talent development framework.

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