Growing Up GiftedDeveloping the Potential of Children at School and at Home
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Growing Up Gifted, 8e features the most up-to-date research on gifted and talented education and covers students from preschool through secondary education.
Written by an internationally-known expert, this text explores who gifted learners are, how they become gifted, and discusses methods used to support their learning, growth, and development. Grounded in the latest research on brain function, this edition considers how these new findings can improve teaching tools and learning experiences for gifted students. Revised chapters address culturally responsive teaching, alternative environments, and various models for gifted education. Building on its trusted reputation, this edition helps readers understand intelligence, create environments that maximize gifts and talents, and implement services that develop the potential of gifted learners.
- Helps readers understand how the brain functions and how giftedness can be nurtured by explaining the latest research on how we learn, how the brain develops, and how intelligence can be enhanced.
- Ensures educators understand all aspects of the gifted learner by devoting sections to common characteristics found in the gifted learner population, methods of ensuring social-emotional growth and ways to integrate creativity and giftedness.
- Discusses how to develop giftedness in classrooms and how to achieve excellence and equity using strategies for optimizing learning, a responsive learning environment, and latest methods for assessment and identification.
- Helps educators consider the impact of gender, race, ethnicity, and poverty on gifted education by devoting chapters to gifted learners with disabilities, issues of underachievement, and culturally responsive teaching and giftedness.
- Highlights a variety of programs, models, structures and organizations of gifted education by comparing level of involvement, types of inclusive classrooms, and models such as enrichment, acceleration and grouping.
- Emphasizes what makes an effective program for gifted and talented students by including an example of an effective program (Optimizing Learning; Using Brain Research in Elementary and Secondary Classrooms–Chapter 10) and outlining assessment and evaluation techniques.