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Special Education > Gifted & Talented
Love Publishing
>CURRICULUM PLANNING AND INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN FOR GIFTED LEARNERS
Joyce VanTassel-Baska – College of William and Mary

This comprehensive text establishes an exciting curriculum design model that caters to the unique needs of the gifted learner. While giving careful consideration to the current climate of educational reform, the text is able to preserve and enhance the invaluable enterprise of gifted education.

The author’s extensive experience in the field of gifted education makes this text an invaluable resource for students and teachers alike. Ambitious and impressive in scope, the text gives thorough attention to crucial issues such as effective curriculum delivery, implementation strategies, and learner-outcome assessment.

Special Features

  • Provides a comprehensive framework for curriculum planning
  • Designs an effective planning model for instruction
  • Outlines specific instructional strategies and curriculum units
  • Presents guidelines for learning assessment and curriculum evaluation

Contents

1. Introduction
2. Research on Curriculum Models in Gifted Education
3. Standards of Learning and Gifted Documents
4. Developing System-Wide Curriculum Documents
5. The Nature of Curriculum Needs of Gifted Learners
6. Developing a Philosophy and Goals for a Gifted Program
7. Developing Learner Outcomes
8. Designing Activities and Selecting Resources
9. Selecting Instructional Strategies
10. Employing Appropriate Curriculum Management Strategies
11. Implementing Curricula for the Gifted
12. Assessment of Learning and Evaluation of Curriculum
13. Toward Coherent Curriculum Policy in Gifted Education
Appendix: Sample Curriculum Units

360 pages
2003/paperback/ISBN 978-0-89108-292-7
$62.00


Love Publishing
>COUNSELING THE GIFTED AND TALENTED
Linda Kreger Silverman
Gifted Child Development Center, Denver

 In this book the author examines both the cognitive complexity and emotional intensity of gifted children and discusses the need for modification of counseling techniques. Presented is a developmental model to enable counselors to orchestrate a program of prevention rather than remediation. Specific strategies for individual and group counseling are provided.

 Contents

Part One: Understanding Giftedness

1. The Gifted Individual
2. The Quest for Meaning: Counseling Issues with Gifted Children and Adolescents
3. A Developmental Model for Counseling the Gifted

Part Two: The Counseling Process

4. Techniques for Prevention Counseling
5. Group Counseling with Gifted Students
6. Counseling Gifted Learning Disabled Students
7. Counseling Families

Part Three: Counseling in the Schools

8. The Roles of Educational Personnel
9. Academic Counseling for the Gifted
10. Career Counseling
11. Assessment Tools for Counselors

Part Four: Special Issues

12. Gifted Students at Risk
13. Multicultural Counseling
14. Social Development, Leadership, and Gender Issues

372 pages
2000/paperback/ISBN 978-0-89108-273-6
$60.00


Love Publishing
>PLANNING EFFECTIVE CURRICULUM FOR GIFTED LEARNERS 
Joyce VanTassel-Baska, College of William and Mary

 This book has checklists, forms, activities, and dozens of practical ideas for planning curriculum K12. It covers strategies and management techniques plus materials and differentiated activities. Sample units are included to provide practical applications of the ideas. Disadvantaged students and learning disabled populations are covered.

 Contents

1. Curricula for the Gifted
2. Correspondence Between Gifted Learners' Characteristics and Curriculum
3. Philosophy and Goals for a Gifted Program
4. Gifted Learner Outcomes
5. Teaching-Learning Activities and Resources
6. Instructional Strategies and Management Techniques
7. Assessing and Evaluating Curricula
8. Implementing a Curriculum for Gifted Learners
9. Special Populations of Gifted Learners
10. Identifying and Nurturing Disadvantaged Gifted Students
11. Serving the Learning Disabled Gifted Student Through Collaboration
12. A Perspective on Curriculum Development for Gifted Learners
13. Curricula for Exceptional Children: A Special Education Perspective
14. Gifted Children with Specific Learning Disabilities
15. Bridging Family and School: A School Psychologist Perspective
16. An Individualized Plan for Diane Bradford

402 pages
1992/paperback/ISBN 978-0-89108-218-7
$49.95


Love Publishing
>EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATING GIFTED & TALENTED LEARNERS • Third Edition
 Joyce VanTassel-Baska, College of William and Mary

This comprehensive edition is packed with ideas for effective curriculum and instruction of talented learners.

You'll find it covers personality, learners with disabilities, learning styles, and also stages of giftedness from infancy all the way to adulthood. It not only gives the characteristics and needs, but talks about grouping and acceleration and offers a comprehensive model of program development. Special attention is given to mathematics, science, social studies, and the humanities.

Special Features

  • Interweaves the characteristics of the gifted with program development and curriculum
  • Explores thinking skills and creativity
  • Covers both cognitive and affective needs

Contents

Part One: Focus on Individual and Group Differences

1. Introduction
2. Conceptions of Intelligence
3. Personality and Learning Styles of Gifted Children
4. Giftedness in Early Childhood
5. Underachieving and Talented Learners with Disabilities
6. Disadvantaged Learners with Talent
7. The Highly Gifted
8. Girls of Promise
9. Development Stages of Giftedness

Part Two: Serving Talented Learners in Special Programs

10. Characteristics and Needs of Talented Learners
11. Identification and Assessment of Talented Learners
12. Programs and Services at the Elementary Level
13. Programs and Services at the Secondary Level
14. Key Issues and Problems in Secondary Programming
15. Grouping Intellectually Advanced Students for Instruction
16. Acceleration as a Method for Meeting the Academic Needs of Intellectually Talented Children
17. Evaluating Programs for the Gifted
18. A Comprehensive Model of Program Development

Part Three: Providing Effective Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted & Talented Learners

19. Appropriate Curriculum for the Talented Learner
20. Strategies and Methods for Teaching the Talented
21. Creativity and the Gifted
22. Thinking Skills for the Gifted
23. Mathematics and Science
24. Social Studies and Language Arts
25. Arts and Humanities

Part Four: Helping the Gifted and Talented Achieve Excellence

26. Facilitators for Talented Students
27. Counseling Talented Learners
28. Excellence as a Standard for All Education

 544 pages
1998/hardback/paperback edition 2007/ISBN 978-0-89108-330-6
$78.00


Love Publishing
>ASSESSMENT TOOLS FOR GIFTED CHILDREN: SCREENING, IDENTIFICATION, AND EVALUATION
Frances A. Karnes & Kristen R. Stephens

No Child Left Behind has increased our national focus on testing, but even with the development of new and purportedly culture-fair instruments, many potentially gifted students continue to be overlooked. These students deserve instructional emphasis that fulfills their potential. This book provides information on numerous assessment instruments designed to screen, identify, and evaluate pre-K12th grade students.

Of particular interest are those instruments that assess students in academic, intellectual, creative, artistic, and leadership domains. This book includes information on norming data, technical data, appropriateness for use with gifted and talented students, and publication information within a comprehensive inventory of relevant information for each test profiled.

Assessment Tools for Gifted Children is an essential reference for all professionals working with gifted children.

148 pages
Paperback/ISBN 978-0-89108-345-0
$34.95

Assessment Tools for Gifted Children: Screening, Identification, and Evaluation
     
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