3rd Edition

Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education A Survey of Current Research on Giftedness and Talent Development

Edited By Jonathan Plucker, Carolyn Callahan Copyright 2020
    612 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education is the definitive reference for a summary and evaluation of the literature on giftedness, gifted education, and talent development. This third edition:

    • Presents more than 40 summaries of important topics in the field.
    • Features updates to all topics.
    • Introduces new topics, including neuroscience and the roles of leaders in the field.
    • Dives into the latest research.
    • Explores how the research applies to gifted education and the lives of gifted learners.

    This book also provides an objective assessment of the available knowledge on each topic, offers guidance in the application of the research, and suggests areas of needed research.

    Introduction CHAPTER 1 Academic Acceleration CHAPTER 2 Administrative Leadership CHAPTER 3 Afterschool Programs and Services CHAPTER 4 Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs CHAPTER 5 Autism Spectrum Disorders and High Ability CHAPTER 6 Bullying CHAPTER 7 Career Decisions and Development CHAPTER 8 College Students CHAPTER 9 Conceptions of Giftedness CHAPTER 10 Counseling Gifted and Talented Students CHAPTER 11 Creativity CHAPTER 12 Differentiated Instruction CHAPTER 13 Diversity and Gifted Education CHAPTER 14 Enrichment Theory, Research, and Practice CHAPTER 15 Excellence Gaps CHAPTER 16 Gender Issues CHAPTER 17 Gifted Programming Standards CHAPTER 18 Homeschooling and Gifted Education CHAPTER 19 Identification CHAPTER 20 Legal Issues and Gifted Education CHAPTER 21 Mathematics Gifted Education CHAPTER 22 Mind, Brain, and the Education of Gifted Children CHAPTER 23 Alternative and Nonverbal Assessments CHAPTER 24 Parenting Gifted Children CHAPTER 25 Professional Development CHAPTER 26 Reading and Talented Readers CHAPTER 27 Response to Intervention CHAPTER 28 Rural Gifted Students CHAPTER 29 Science Education for Gifted Students CHAPTER 30 Social and Emotional Issues in Gifted Education CHAPTER 31 Suicide and Gifted Students CHAPTER 32 Talent Development CHAPTER 33 Talent Search Programs CHAPTER 34 Teacher Preparation and Gifted Education CHAPTER 35 Technology CHAPTER 36 Thinking and Learning Styles CHAPTER 37 Twice-Exceptionality CHAPTER 38 Underachievers CHAPTER 39 Visual and Performing Arts CHAPTER 40 Writing and the Gifted Learner About the Editors About the Authors Index


    Prof. Jonathan Plucker is the Julian C. Stanley Endowed Professor of Talent Development at Johns Hopkins University, where he works in the School of Education and Center for Talented Youth.

    Carolyn M. Callahan, Ph.D., professor in the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, also is associate director of the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. She teaches courses in the area of education of the gifted, and is executive director of the Summer Enrichment Program. Dr. Callahan has authored more than 130 articles, 25 book chapters and monographs in gifted education focusing on creativity, the identification of gifted students, program evaluation, and the issues faced by gifted females. Dr. Callahan has received recognition as Outstanding Faculty Member in the Commonwealth of Virginia and was awarded the Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Association for Gifted Children. She is a past-president of The Association for the Gifted and the National Association for Gifted Children. She also sits on the editorial boards of Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal for the Education of the Gifted, and Roeper Review.