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Differentiation for Gifted and Talented Students

Differentiation for Gifted and Talented Students

First Edition
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March 2004 | 272 pages | Corwin

The expert guide to the differentiation of curriculum and instruction for the gifted and talented!

Drawing many comparisons and contrasts between gifted and general education best practices, the articles in this volume highlight the many benefits of flexible instruction and curriculum, discuss impediments to the successful adoption of differentiation in classrooms and school districts, and show how educators can overcome these obstacles collaboratively.

Key features include:

  • Overview and thought-provoking commentary by Carol Ann Tomlinson, a national leader in differentiation strategies
  • A view of differentiation through multiple lenses, and the actual and potential benefits gifted and general education derive from its implementation
  • Eleven influential articles from leading researchers and educators in the field of differentiation

Within this valuable reference guide, readers will also find specific models, general curriculum guidelines, specific instructional strategies, and other tools and methods that will help them monitor learner needs and adapt curriculum accordingly.

The ERGE Series:

The National Association for Gifted Children series Essential Readings in Gifted Education is a 12-volume collection of seminal articles from Gifted Child Quarterly. Put the knowledge and power of more than 25 years of research on giftedness and talent into your hands with the leading theories, studies, and findings the experts in the field have to offer.

About the Editors
Sally M. Reis
Series Introduction
Carol Ann Tomlinson
Introduction to Differentiation for Gifted and Talented Students
Carol Ann Tomlinson, Mary Ruth Coleman, Susan Allan, Anne Udall, and Mary Landrum
1. Interface Between Gifted Education and General Education: Toward Communication, Cooperation and Collaboration
F. Richard Olenchak, Joseph S. Renzulli
2. The Effectiveness of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model on Selected Aspects of Elementary School Change
Sally M. Reis, Karen L. Westberg
3. The Impact of Staff Development on Teachers' Ability to Modify Curriculum for Gifted and Talented Students
Karen L. Westberg and Francis X. Archambault, Jr.
4. A Multi-Site Case Study of Successful Classroom Practices for High Ability Students
Nancy B. Hertzog
5. Open-Ended Activities: Differentiation Through Learner Responses
Sally M. Reis, Karen L. Westberg, Jonna M. Kulikowich, and Jeanne H. Purcell
6. Curriculum Compacting and Achievement Test Scores: What Does the Research Say?
Jeanne H. Purcell, Jann H. Leppien
7. Building Bridges Between General Practitioners and Educators of the Gifted: A Study of Collaboration
Susan K. Johnsen, Patricia A. Haensly, Gail R. Ryser, and Randal F. Ford
8. Changing General Education Classroom Practices to Adapt for Gifted Students
Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Li Zuo, Linda D. Avery, and Catherine A. Little
9. A Curriculum Study of Gifted-Student Learning in the Language Arts
Carol Ann Tomlinson, Ellen M. Tomchin, Carolyn M. Callahan, Cheryll M. Adams, Paula Pizzat-Tinnin, Caroline M. Cunningham, Barbara Moore, Lori Lutz, Chris Roberson, Nancy Eiss, Mary Landrum, Scott Hunsaker, and Marcia Imbeau
10. Practices of Preservice Teachers Related to Gifted and Other Academically Diverse Learners
Carol Ann Tomlinson
11. Deciding to Differentiate Instruction in Middle School: One School's Journey

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Series Introduction

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