1st Edition

Developing Leadership Potential in Gifted Students The Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education

    58 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Although the concept of leadership is often studied, researched, and discussed, the art of leadership is still misunderstood, debated, and often neglected. It is known, however, that leadership skills can be developed and more intentional endeavors must be made to cultivate bright, young leaders for the future. Developing Leadership Potential in Gifted Students offers insight into developing leadership skills in gifted students and provides definitions and theories of leadership, looks at trends and changing paradigms, and suggests screening and identification tools for leadership as well as instructional programs and materials to incorporate into the regular curriculum.

    This is one of the books in Prufrock Press' popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education. The series offers 25 timesaving books on critical topics for educating gifted learners. Filled with practical information and advice, these books are ideal for classroom teachers, preservice teachers, and graduate students. In preparing this series, the authors have kept the busy classroom teacher in mind. The result is a timesaving introduction to the most important issues in gifted education.

    Series Preface Introduction to Leadership Development Definitions of Leadership Theories of Leadership Changing Generations and Paradigms Trends in Leadership Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Giftedness and Leadership Screening and Identification Instruments Instructional Programs and Materials for Leadership Incorporating Leadership Into the Curriculum for Gifted Students Summary Resources References About the Author


    Suzanne M. Bean is a Project Manager at the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University. Prior to her work at MSU she worked for 35 years as a teacher, faculty member, and leader in education, working in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, non-profit community agencies, and businesses across Mississippi.

    Frances A. Karnes is professor of curriculum, instruction, and special education at The University of Southern Mississippi. She is widely known for her teaching, research, publications, innovative program developments, and service activities in gifted education and leadership training.