Education of the Gifted and Talented, 7th edition

  • Sylvia B. Rimm, 
  • Del B. Siegle, 
  • Gary A. Davis

Choose the option that's right for you

$9.99 / mo

4-month term, pay monthly or pay $39.96

Enjoy these features

  • Up to 2 devices
  • Discounted tutor access
  • Exclusive offers

$14.99 / mo

4-month term, pay monthly or pay $59.96

Enjoy these features

  • Up to 2 devices
  • Discounted tutor access
  • Exclusive offers

Learn more, spend less

  • Listen on the go

    Learn how you like with full eTextbook audio

  • Learn anytime, anywhere

    Get the app to access your eTextbook whenever you need it

  • Make it your own

    Your notes. Your highlights. Your eTextbook

  • Find it fast

    Quickly navigate your eTextbook with search

  • Stay organized

    Access all your eTextbooks in one place


Education of the Gifted and Talented offers practical strategies and the latest research on critical topics and best practices for working with gifted students. This title includes practical strategies to use in the classroom, case studies to help identify student needs, and summaries of research on effective programs

Published by Pearson (June 11th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137411603

Subject: Special Education

Category: Gifted & Talented

Table of contents


1. Gifted Education: Matching Instruction with Needs
2. Characteristics of Gifted Students
3. Identifying Gifted and Talented Students
4. Program Planning
5. Acceleration
6. Grouping, Differentiation, and Enrichment
7. Curriculum Models
8. Creativity I: The Creative Person, Creative Process, and Creative Dramatics
9. Creativity II: Teaching for Creative Growth
10. Teaching Thinking Skills
11. Leadership, Affective Learning, and Character Education
12. Underachievement: Identification and Reversal
13. Cultural Diversity and Economic Disadvantage: The Invisible Gifted
14. Gifted Girls, Gifted Boys
15. Gifted Children with Disabilities
16. Parenting the Gifted Child
17. Understanding and Counseling Gifted Students
18. Program Evaluation



1. Gifted Education: Matching Instruction with Needs
History of Giftedness and Gifted Education
Contemporary History of Gifted Education
National Center for Research on Gifted Education
Definitions of Giftedness
Explanations and Interpretations of Giftedness and Intelligence

2. Characteristics of Gifted Students
The Terman Studies
Traits of Intellectually Gifted Children
Affective Characteristics
Characteristics of the Creatively Gifted
Characteristics of Historically Eminent Persons
Characteristics of Teachers of the Gifted

3. Identifying Gifted and Talented Students
Thoughts and Issues in Identification
National Report on Identification
Identification Methods
Assessment of Gardner's Eight Intelligences
Triarchic Abilities Test
A Multidimensional Culture-Fair Assessment Strategy
Talent Pool Identification Plan: Renzulli
Identifying Gifted Preschoolers
Identifying Gifted Secondary Students
Recommendations from the National Report on Identification and NRC/GT
Considering the Goals of Identification
Appendix 3.1: NAGC Position Statement
Appendix 3.2: Spanish Edition of Rimm's (1976) GIFT Creativity Inventory
Appendix 3.3: Teacher Nomination Form
Appendix 3.4: Teacher Nomination Form
Appendix 3.5: Sample Parent Nomination Form
Appendix 3.6: Student Product Assessment Form
Appendix 3.7: Rubrics for Verbal and Problem-Solving Tasks
Appendix 3.8: Scales for Rating Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students

4. Program Planning
Main Components of Program Planning
Program Planning: Sixteen Areas
The View from the School Board
Perspectives of Other Teachers
Curriculum Considerations
Legal Issues in Gifted Education
Appendix 4.1: Ideas for Statements of Philosophy, Rationale, and Objectives
Appendix 4.2: National Standards for Preparation of Teachers of the Gifted

5. Acceleration
Acceleration versus Enrichment
A Nation Deceived and a Nation Empowered -- Definitive Research on Acceleration
Types of Acceleration
Grade Skipping
Subject Skipping and Acceleration
Early Admission to Middle or Senior High School
Credit by Examination
College Courses in High School
Advanced Placement
Distance Learning
Telescoped Programs
Early Admission to College
Residential High Schools
International Baccalaureate Programs
Talent Search Programs
Appendix 5.1: College Board Offices
Appendix 5.2: Talent Search and Elementary Talent Search Programs

6. Grouping, Differentiation, and Enrichment
Grouping Options: Bringing Gifted Students Together
Independent Study, Research, and Art Projects
Learning Centers
Field Trips
Saturday Programs
Summer Programs
Mentors and Mentorships
Junior Great Books
Technology and the Gifted
Comments on Grouping, Differentiation, and Enrichment
Appendix 6.1: Places That Publish Student Work

7. Curriculum Models
Schoolwide Enrichment Model: Renzulli and Reis
Autonomous Learner Model: Betts
Advanced Academic Program Development Model: Peters, Matthews, McBee, and McCoach
Purdue Three-Stage Enrichment Model: Feldhusen et al.
Parallel Curriculum Model: Tomlinson, Kaplan, Renzulli, Purcell, Leppien, and Burns
Multiple Menu Model: Renzulli
Integrated Curriculum Model: VanTassel-Baska
Mentoring Mathematical Minds Model: Gavin et al.
The Grid: Constructing Differentiated Curriculum for the Gifted: Kaplan
CLEAR Model: Callahan et al.

8. Creativity I: The Creative Person, Creative Process, and Creative Dramatics
Theories of Creativity
Levels of Creativity
Creative Persons
Creative Abilities
The Creative Process
The Creative Process as a Change in Perception
Creative Dramatics

9. Creativity II: Teaching for Creative Growth
Can Creativity Be Taught?
Goals of Creativity Training
Creativity Consciousness, Creative Attitudes, and Creative Personality Traits
Understanding the Topic of Creativity
Strengthening Creative Abilities
Personal Creative Thinking Techniques
Standard Creative Thinking Techniques
Involving Students in Creative Activities
Creative Teaching and Learning

10. Teaching Thinking Skills
Indirect Teaching, Direct Teaching, and Metacognition
Types of Thinking Skills
Critical Thinking
Models, Programs, and Exercises for Teaching Thinking Skills
Philosophy for Children: Lipman
Talents Unlimited
Instrumental Enrichment: Feuerstein
Critical Thinking Books and Technology
Involving Parents as Partners in Teaching Thinking Skills
Obstacles to Effective Thinking
Selecting Thinking-Skills Exercises and Materials

11. Leadership, Affective Learning, and Character Education
Leadership Definitions: Traits, Characteristics, and Skills
Leadership Training
Affective Learning
Moral Development: The Kohlberg Model
Materials and Strategies for Encouraging Affective Growth
The Humanistic Teacher

12. Underachievement: Identification and Reversal
Definition and Identification of Underachievement
Characteristics of Underachieving Gifted Children
Etiologies of Underachievement
Family Etiology
School Etiology
Reversal of Underachievement

13. Cultural Diversity and Economic Disadvantage: The Invisible Gifted
Special Needs
Factors Related to Success for Disadvantaged Youth
Programming for Gifted Students Who are Culturally Different
Gifted Programming in Rural Areas

14. Gifted Girls, Gifted Boys
Gifted Girls
Historical Background
Present Status of Women
Gifted Boys
Sex Differences or Gender Differences
Mathematics Abilities
Differences in Expectations, Achievement Orientation, and Aspirations
Reversing Gender-Based Underachievement

15. Gifted Children with Disabilities
Needs of Gifted Students with Disabilities
Critical Ingredients of Programs for Gifted Children with Disabilities
Reducing Communication Limitations
Self-Concept Development
High-Level Abstract Thinking Skills
Parenting Children with Disabilities

16. Parenting the Gifted Child
Parenting by Positive Expectations
Some Special Parenting Concerns
Preschool Children
Nontraditional Parenting
Parent Support Groups and Advocacy
Teaching Teens Self-Advocacy
Parents as Teachers -- Home Schooling Gifted Children
Appendix 16.1: National Gifted and Talented Educational Organizations

17. Understanding and Counseling Gifted Students
Historical Background
Personal and Social Issues
Emotional Sensitivity and Overexcitability
Gifted and Gay
Gifted and Overweight
Depression and Suicide
Career Guidance and Counseling
Strategies for Counseling Gifted Students
Stress Management
Developing a Counseling Program for Gifted Students
Appendix 17.1: Recommended Reading for Counselors, Administrators, And Teachers

18. Program Evaluation
Why Must Programs Be Evaluated?
Evaluation Design: Begin at the Beginning
Evaluation Models
Complexity of Evaluation and Audience: A Hierarchy
Instrument Selection
Test Construction
Daily Logs
Student Self-Evaluations
Performance Contracting
Commitment to Evaluation
Appendix 18.1: Example of a Structured Observation Form
Appendix 18.2: Example of a Classroom Observation Form
Appendix 18.3: Administrator Survey

Name Index
Subject Index

Your questions answered

Introducing Pearson+. Reimagined learning, designed for you. Choose from one eTextbook or over 1,500 eTextbooks and study tools, all in one place, for one low monthly subscription. A new way to buy books that fits your budget. Make the most of your study time with offline access, enhanced search, notes and flashcards — to get organized, get the work done quicker and get results. Plus, with the app, put textbooks in your pocket and learn wherever. It's time to upgrade the textbook and simplify learning, so you can have time to live too.

Pearson eTextbook is an easy-to-use digital textbook available from Pearson+. Make it your own by adding notes and highlights. Download the Pearson+ mobile app to learn on the go, even offline. Listen on the go with our new audiobook feature, available for most titles.

When you choose a plan, you're signing up for a 4-month 'term'. You can opt to make a one-time payment for the initial 4-month term or pay monthly. If you opt for monthly payments, we will charge your payment method each month until your 4-month term has ended. You can turn on auto-renew in My account at any time to continue your subscription before your 4-month term has ended.

When you purchase a Pearson+ subscription, it will last 4 months. Before your initial 4-month term ends, you can extend your subscription by turning auto-renew on in My account.

If you turn auto-renew on, we’ll automatically renew your subscription and charge you every month until you turn off auto-renew. If you made a one-time payment for your initial 4-month term, you’ll now pay monthly.

To avoid the next payment charge, make sure you turn auto renewal off 1 day before the auto renewal date. You can subscribe again after auto-renew has been turned off by purchasing another Pearson+ subscription. We use your credit card to renew your subscription automatically. To make sure your learning is uninterrupted, please check your card details before your first monthly payment.

With a Multi Pearson+ subscription plan, you can download up to 10 titles on the Pearson+ app from My list on each of your authorized devices every month.

When you're using your Multi Pearson+ subscription plan in a browser, you can select and read from as many titles as you like.