2nd Edition

Systems and Models for Developing Programs for the Gifted and Talented

    738 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Now completely revised and expanded, Systems and Models for Developing Programs for the Gifted and Talented includes chapters on the major systems and models for developing programs for the gifted, including the Autonomous Learner Model, the Integrative Education Model, the Multiple Menu Model, the Purdue Three-Stage Model, the Schoolwide Enrichment Model, and Levels of Service. Forty-two experts in gifted education contributed to 25 chapters, and each chapter includes a discussion of the model, theoretical underpinnings, research on effectiveness, and considerations for implementations. Discussion questions follow each chapter. Chapters provide compact, yet comprehensive summaries of the major models developed by leaders in the field of gifted education.

    Preface 1. Promoting Excellence: Acceleration Through Enrichment 2. Talent Centered Model for Twice Exceptional Students 3. The Autonomous Learner Model for the Gifted & Talented 4. Gifted Education Without Gifted Programs or Gifted Students: An Anti-Model 5. Evaluation for Decision-Making: The Practitioner’s Guide to Program Evaluation 6. The Integrative Education Model 7. The Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent 8. Problem-Based Learning 9. Total School Cluster Grouping: Model, Research, & Practice 10. The Grid: A Model to Construct Differentiated Curriculum for the Gifted 11. The DISCOVER Assessment & Curriculum Development Model 12. The Purdue Three-Stag e Model 13. The Schoolwide Enrichment Model: A Focus on Student Strengths & Interests 14. The Multiple Menu Model for Developing Differentiated Curriculum 15. The Trifocal Model for Preventing & Reversing Underachievement 16. The Arkansas Evaluation Initiative in Gifted Education 17. Talents Unlimited: Thinking Skills Instruction for All Students 18. The Catalyst Model: Resource Consultation & Collaboration in Gifted Education 19. WICS as a Model of Giftedness 20. Defining, Determining, Discovering, & Developing Excellence 21. The Parallel Curriculum Model: A Design to Develop Potential & Challenge High -Ability Learners 22. Differentiation: Making Curriculum Work for All Students Through Responsive Planning & Instruction 23. Levels of Service: A Contemporary Approach to Programming for Talent Development 24. The Integrated Curriculum Model 25. Aligning Potential & Passion for Promise: A Model for Educating Intellectually Talented Youth About the Authors


    Joseph Renzulli is a professor of educational psychology at the University of Connecticut, where he also has served as the director of the Renzulli Center For Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development.

    E. Jean Gubbins is Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut and Associate Director of The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. In addition to her teaching experiences with gifted elementary and secondary students, she has been an instructor at the college level, a consultant on gifted and talented education throughout the country, and an evaluator for the state department.