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This top-selling comprehensive book, written by leaders in the field, presents a thorough review of the entire field of gifted education with best-practices. After a brief overview of current issues in the field, the book discusses crucial topics in the field, including the characteristics of gifted students, strategies for identification, considerations in planning sound gifted and talented programs, and contemporary program models. The authors also address affective needs, leadership, and counseling. The sixth edition has been thoroughly revised, most notably with the latest research on acceleration, curriculum models, underachievement, culturally and economically disadvantaged students, gender issues, and dual exceptionalities. The content is further supported and enhanced by the inclusion of numerous practical strategies that can be implemented in your classroom, case studies that help you identify student needs, summaries of research on effective programs, emphasis on pedagogy and on social-emotional needs, and an amusing, witty writing style that adds to the appeal of this best-selling book.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Gifted Education: Matching Instruction with NeedsChapter 2 Characteristics of Gifted StudentsChapter 3 Identifying Gifted and Talented StudentsChapter 4 Program PlanningChapter 5 AccelerationChapter 6 Grouping Differentiation, and EnrichmentChapter 7 Curriculum ModelsChapter 8 Creativity I: The Creative Person, Creative Process, and Creative DramaticsChapter 9 Creativity II: Teaching for Creative GrowthChapter 10 Teaching Thinking SkillsChapter 11 Leadership, Affective Learning, and Character EducationChapter 12 Underachievement: Identification and ReversalChapter 13 Cultural Diversity and Children from Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds: The Invisible GiftedChapter 14 The Cultural Underachievement of FemalesChapter 15 Gifted Children with DisabilitiesChapter 16 Parenting the Gifted ChildChapter 17 Understanding and Counseling Gifted StudentsChapter 18 Program Evaluation

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This top-selling comprehensive text by leaders in the field presents the best practices in gifted education.

About the Author

Dr. Gary A. Davis Dr. Sylvia B. Rimm's nine years as a contributing correspondent to NBC's Today Show and on national public radio make her a familiar child psychologist to parents and educators. She is a psychologist, directs Family Achievement Clinic, and has authored many books on gifted children. Her specialty area is preventing and reversing underachievement. Her book, See Jane Win (R), was a New York Times Bestseller and was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Dr. Rimm has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children. Dr. Del Siegle is an associate professor of educational psychology in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut where he was honored as a teaching fellow. Prior to earning his PhD, Del worked as a gifted and talented coordinator in Montana. He is past president of the National Association of Gifted Children and serves on the board of directors of The Association for the Gifted (CEC-TAG). He is co-editor of the Journal of Advanced Academics and authors a technology column for Gifted Child Today.

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