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1st Edition

Effective Teaching in Gifted Education
Using a Whole School Approach

ISBN 9780415493468
Published April 14, 2010 by Routledge
184 Pages

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Book Description

Effective teaching for gifted and talented students is high on the agenda of school systems across the world. Written by leading international scholars in the field, Effective Teaching in Gifted Education presents a thoroughly enlightening analysis of the practice of schools judged to be outstanding in their effective teaching of gifted and talented students.

Eight in-depth case studies draw upon the voices of school leaders, classroom teachers and students to illustrate and explore Gifted and Talented provision across a range of educational settings and circumstances, including:

  • differentiated teaching and learning in an urban City Technology College
  • gifted education in an inner-city, multi-ethnic school and a rural comprehensive school
  • school ethos, student voice and motivation in a girls' grammar school
  • curricular depth, enrichment and interactive teaching in a boys' grammar school
  • learning in a residential summer school for gifted students.

Providing a rich evidence base, these and other examples place best practice within a framework of theory and policy. School leaders, Gifted and Talented Co-ordinators and classroom practitioners reading this book will understand the principles behind the practice, as well as how and why to apply the practice in their own schools.

This distinctive book will also be immensely useful to all those involved with Gifted and Talented education programmes and schemes and those following Continuing Professional Development and school leadership programmes, as well as NQTs, M-level students and researchers in education.

Table of Contents

Selected Contents: Section 1: Introduction  1. Policy and Practice in gifted and talented education  2. Review of evidence on effective teaching and learning of gifted and talented education  Section 2: Eight Case Studies  A summary of the school’s contextual information  The School G&T policy, including the role of the coordinator  The Senior Management Team and Governing body stance and commitment  The school’s environment, ethos and culture  The students’ perceptions and their experience of the school culture, values and ethos  Descriptions of Classroom Practice and Pedagogy  Case study 1: Differentiated Teaching and Learning in an Urban Specialist School  Case Study 2: Gifted Education in an Inner-City Multi-Ethnic Comprehensive  Case Study 3: Teaching and Learning in a Rural Comprehensive  Case Study 4: Personalised Learning in a Sixth Form College  Case Study 5: Effective Teaching in a Girls Selective School  Case Study 6: Effective Teaching in a Boys Selective School  Case Study 7: Developing Talent in a Performing Arts School  Case Study 8: Teaching and Learning On-line  Section 3: Analysis  Cross case themes: issues arising for practitioners, school leadership, policy-makers and researchers  Section 4: Appendix on Research Methodology  Glossary  Bibliography

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Wendy Robinson is Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter, UK.

Jim Campbell is Emeritus Professor at the Warwick Institute of Education and former Director of Research at the now disbanded National Academy of Gifted and Talented Youth, University of Warwick, UK.