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Public Policy in Gifted Education

Public Policy in Gifted Education

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March 2004 | 216 pages | Corwin

The expert guide to the critical issues affecting educational reform efforts for the gifted!

Raising some of the most challenging questions in the field, this call-to-arms focuses on the important services gifted programs provide, the potential crisis gifted educators face, and what must be done to keep the gifted child movement alive and well.

Key features include:

  • James J. Gallagher's unflinching account of the issues that continue to plague gifted education reform efforts, and his recommendations for addressing these issues
  • Eleven influential articles from leading researchers in the field of gifted education
  • A study on how the elimination of gifted and talented programming impacts participating students and their parents

This ready-reference offers the extensive research, insight, and guidance of top authorities in gifted education, and is designed to help educators fight for the resources necessary to ensure appropriate services for gifted students.

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
James J. Gallagher
Introduction to Public Policy in Gifted Education
Joseph S. Renzulli, Sally M. Reis
1. The Reform Movement and the Quiet Crisis in Gifted Education
James J. Gallagher
2. Unthinkable Thoughts: Education of Gifted Students
Laurence J. Coleman, Michael D. Sanders, and Tracy L. Cross
3. Perennial Debates and Tacit Assumptions in the Education of Gifted Children
James J. Gallagher, Mary Ruth Coleman, and Susanne Nelson
4. Perceptions of Educational Reform by Educators Representing Middle Schools, Cooperative Learning, and Gifted Education
Jeanne H. Purcell
5. The Effects of the Elimination of Gifted and Talented Programs on Participating Students and Their Parents
Nancy Ewald Jackson
6. Precocious Reading Ability: What Does It Mean?
Carol Ann Tomlinson and Carolyn M. Callahan
7. Contributions of Gifted Education to General Education In a Time of Change
Joseph S. Renzulli
8. Are Teachers of the Gifted Specialists? A Landmark Decision on Employment Practices in Special Education for the Gifted
Laurence J. Coleman
9. "Being a Teacher": Emotions and Optimal Experience While Teaching Gifted Children
Carolyn R. Cooper
10. For the Good of Humankind: Matching the Budding Talent with a Curriculum of Conscience
Joseph S. Renzulli
11. Will the Gifted Child Movement Be Alive and Well in 1990?

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ISBN: 9781412904377