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Gifted Education in Rural Schools
Developing Place-Based Interventions

ISBN 9780367861223
Published March 26, 2021 by Routledge
236 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This text draws on data from a five-year longitudinal study focusing on gifted education programs in high poverty rural areas in the US. It provides a framework for the use of place-based interventions to effectively serve gifted students, reduce opportunity gaps, and address stereotype threat.

Recognizing that gifted learners are often underrepresented in rural contexts, the text adopts a social justice lens to outline the unique challenges of fostering advanced education in rural school districts. Using opportunities to learn and best practices in gifted education to inform interventions and practice, the text offers in-depth explanation of how place-based approaches can be used to identify gifted students and ensure that curricula are designed to respect the setting, students, and teachers. The text is structured into three parts, providing the reader with a logical and comprehensive progression through theoretical foundations, the practicalities of implementation, and the process and outcomes of measuring and validating outcomes.

Given its unique approach to gifted education programs, this book will prove to be an indispensable and timely resource for scholars working to develop gifted education and educational interventions with and for rural schools.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Promoting PLACE in Rural Schools

Amy Price Azano
Carolyn M. Callahan

Part I: Place-Conscious Work in Rural Schools

2. A Focus on Rural Gifted Education: Integrating the Literature

Michelle Rasheed
Carolyn M. Callahan

3. Stereotype Threat for Rural Students

Amy Price Azano
Erika L. Bass
Heather Wright

4. Place as Context and Content: Project Design

Amy Price Azano
Carolyn M. Callahan

Part II: Place-Conscious Methods

5. Developing a Place-Based Identification Process

Carolyn M. Callahan
Amy Price Azano

6. Using Teacher Rating Scales: Professional Development

Annalissa Brodersen
Carolyn M. Callahan

7. Understanding the Sample

Tiffany Karalis Noel
Svetlana Dmitrieva

Part III: Curricular and Mindset Interventions

8. Differentiated Instruction in Rural School Contexts

Carol Ann Tomlinson

9. Depth and Complexity for Rural Learners

Sandra N. Kaplan

10. The Schoolwide Enrichment Model: A Talent Development Approach that Works in Rural Schools

Sally M. Reis
Joseph S. Renzulli

11. Place-Based CLEAR Curriculum

Carolyn M. Callahan
Tracy C. Missett

12. Fidelity of Implementation in Rural Schools'

Melanie Caughey

13. Growth Mindset Intervention

Maria El-Abd

Part IV: Promoting PLACE Outcomes

14. Affective Outcomes: Instrument Development and Validation

Carolyn M. Callahan
Sunhee Park

15. Impact: Student Outcomes

Carolyn M. Callahan
Svetlana Dmitrieva
Sunhee Park
Michael F. Hull
Amy Price Azano

16. Place-Conscious Writing Tasks

Erika L. Bass

17. Rural Families Through the Eyes of Fourth-Grade Fiction Writers

Rachelle Kuehl

18. Case Study in Rural Appalachia

Michael S. Matthews
Amy Price Azano
Michelle Rasheed

Part V: Conclusion

19. Expanding the Promoting PLACE Model

Amy Price Azano
Carolyn M. Callahan

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Amy Price Azano is Associate Professor in the School of Education at Virginia Tech, USA.

Carolyn M. Callahan is Commonwealth Professor of Education at the University of Virginia, USA.