The fields of gifted education and talent development have numerous theories and conceptions for how to identify and serve students. This book helps introduce and apply these ideas to help reflect theory in practice. Each chapter introduces readers to a different theory by providing definitions of key concepts, explaining the fundamental conceptual/theoretical approach, and concluding with advice on how the conception can be put into practice. Suggestions for further reading are also provided. Some chapters are based on theories that have been around for decades, and some have been developed more recently. But all chapters focus on helping empower readers to understand and take action without having to reinvent the wheel.
Table of Contents
Introduction Chapter 1: Academic Acceleration: The Theory Applied Chapter 2: Schools Are Places for Talent Development: Promoting Creative Productive Giftedness Chapter 3: Meeting the Individual Educational Needs of Students by Applying Talent Search Principles to School Settings Chapter 4: Using Cluster Grouping to Improve Student Achievement, Equity, and Teacher Practices Chapter 5: The Autonomous Learner Model: Honoring and Nurturing the Whole Gifted Child Chapter 6: Athletic Talent Development From Theory to Practice: The Self-Regulated Talent Development Process Chapter 7: The Integrative Model of Talent Development (IMTD): From Theory to Educational Applications by Françoys Gagné Chapter 8: Infusing Culture and Equity in Gifted Education for Students of Color: Three Frameworks by Donna Y. Ford, Brian L. Wright, Tarek C. Grantham, and James L. Moore III Chapter 9: Using the Actiotope Model of Giftedness to Bridge the Gap Between Experiences and Practice Chapter 10: Smart Contexts for 21st-Century Talent Development: Sociocultural Approaches to Gifted Education Chapter 11: Transforming Gifted Education Into Talent Development: Practical Considerations and Advocacy Advantages Chapter 12: Advanced Academics: A Response to Intervention Perspective on Gifted Education Chapter 13: Creative Deep Thinking: Talent Support Networks Fostering the Discovery of Unexpected Simplicity and the Development of Autonomy, Integrity, and Wisdom Chapter 14: Achievement Orientation Model: Understanding How What We Believe Determines Whether We Achieve Chapter 15: A Model for Eliminating Excellence Gaps Chapter 16: The Genetic Side of Giftedness: A Nature-Nurture Definition and a Fourfold Talent Typology About the Editors About the Authors
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.
Anne N. Rinn, Ph.D. is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas, where she also serves as Director of the Office for Giftedness, Talent Development, and Creativity