Now in its Second Edition, Introduction to Gifted Education presents a well-researched yet accessible introduction to gifted education, focusing on equity and supporting diverse learners. Inclusive in nature, this essential text is filled with varied perspectives and approaches to the critical topics and issues affecting gifted education.
Chapters cover topics such as gifted education standards, social-emotional needs, cognitive development, diverse learners, identification, programming options, creativity, professional development, and curriculum. The book provides a comprehensive look at each topic, including an overview of big ideas, its history, and a thorough discussion to help those new to the field gain a better understanding of gifted students and strategies to address their needs.
Filled with rich resources to engage readers in their own learning, Introduction to Gifted Education, Second Edition is the definitive textbook for courses introducing teachers to gifted education.
About the Author:
Julia Link Roberts is the Mahurin Professor of Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University. She is Executive Director of The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky and The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science and is past president of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children and The Association for the Gifted.
Tracy Ford Inman is a consultant specializing in differentiation, assessment, and parenting gifted children. She has been the author/editor of four Texas Association for Gifted and Talented Legacy Award-winning books.
Jennifer H. Robins is the Director of the Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at Baylor University. She is Co-Editor of the Journal for Education of the Gifted.