1st Edition

Social-Emotional Curriculum With Gifted and Talented Students

    392 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    A gifted education Legacy Award winner, Social-Emotional Curriculum With Gifted and Talented Students provides a thorough introduction to methods for developing social-emotional curricula for use with gifted and talented learners in the school setting.

    Including overviews of strategies that work for implementing social-emotional strategies in the everyday curricula, this book, part of the Critical Issues in Equity and Excellence series, a joint publication project of the National Association for Gifted Children and Prufrock Press, combines research and experience from leading scholars in the field of the affective needs of gifted students in a convenient guide for teachers, administrators, and gifted education program directors.

    The book covers theories to guide affective curricula, the needs of minority students, models to develop social-emotional curricula, tips for counseling gifted students, and strategies to promote the social-emotional needs of gifted students, along with discussions of suicide prevention among this population, the use of bibliotherapy and discussion groups, and the teacher-counselor connection in affective curricula. This handy guide to developing social-emotional curricula for gifted students is a necessity for anyone serving and working with this population.

    Educational Resource

    1. Introduction 2. Theories to Guide Affective Curriculum Development 3. Creating a Life: Orchestrating a Symphony of Self, a Work Always in Progress 4. Operation Houndstooth: A Positive Perspective on Developing Social Intelligence 5. Affective Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted Learners 6. Counseling Gifted Students From Non-White Racial Groups: Conceptual Perspectives and Practical Suggestions 7. Addressing Social-Emotional and Curricular Needs of Gifted African American Adolescents 8. Focusing on Where They Are: A Clinical Perspective 9. The Role of the Arts in the Socioemotional Development of the Gifted 10. Guiding Gifted Teenagers to Self-Understanding Through Biography 11. Discussion Groups as a Component of Affective Curriculum for Gifted Students 12. Preventing Suicide Among Students With Gifts and Talents 13. Professional Development for Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children 14. Creating Gifted Lives: Concluding Thoughts About the Editors About the Authors


    Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Ed.D., is the Jody and Layton Smith Professor Emerita of Education and former Executive Director of the Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary in Virginia, where she developed a graduate program and a research and development center in gifted education. She also initiated and directed the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University.

    Tracy L. Cross, Ph.D., holds an endowed chair, Jody and Layton Smith Professor of Psychology and Gifted Education, and is the executive director of the Center for Gifted Education and the Institute for Research on the Suicide of Gifted Students at William & Mary.