Growing Up Gifted: Developing the Potential of Children at School and at Home, 8th edition

  • Barbara Clark

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Growing Up Gifted, 8e features the most up-to-date research on gifted and talented education and covers students from preschool through secondary education. 


Written by an internationally-known expert, this text explores who gifted learners are, how they become gifted, and discusses methods used to support their learning, growth, and development.  Grounded in the latest research on brain function, this edition considers how these new findings can improve teaching tools and learning experiences for gifted students. Revised chapters address culturally responsive teaching, alternative environments, and various models for gifted education. Building on its trusted reputation, this edition helps readers understand intelligence, create environments that maximize gifts and talents, and implement services that develop the potential of gifted learners. 

Table of contents

Chapter 1        Gifted Education and Talent Development

Chapter 2        The Origins and Growth of Giftedness

Chapter 3        Social and Emotional Development and Giftedness

Chapter 4        Cultural Diversity, Special Needs, and Giftedness

Chapter 5        Assessment and Identification of Gifted Learners

Chapter 6        Optimizing Learning: Using Brain Research in the Classroom

Chapter 7        Strategies and Modifications for Elementary and Secondary Gifted Learners

Chapter 8        Structures and Models for Elementary and Secondary Gifted Learners

Chapter 9        Creativity: Integrated Thinking and Being

Chapter 10      Programs for Gifted Education and Talent Development

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Published by Pearson (April 18th 2012) - Copyright © 2013