1st Edition

Talent Development in Gifted Education
Theory, Research, and Practice

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ISBN 9780367903954
July 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
280 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume brings together experts in gifted education to explore critical perspectives in talent development across the lifespan, guiding readers towards a deeper understanding of advanced learners and their education. Chapters in the first section delve into the foundational theory, research, and models of practice underpinning gifted education and talent development, while the second section examines the practical applications of talent development in assessment, programming, and ongoing research. The book concludes with an exploration of talent throughout the lifespan, featuring detailed case vignettes to illustrate development across diverse fields of practice. Ideal for researchers as well as students of gifted education and creativity studies, this comprehensive handbook challenges readers to interrogate what they think they know about giftedness and talent development. 

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Foundational Concepts of Talent Development  1. Introduction to Talent Development: Theory, Research, and Practice  2. The Development of Creativity, Expertise, Talent, and Giftedness: A Bridge Too Far?  3. Strengthening the Moral-Ethical Capacities of the Gifted and Talented in Turbulent, 21st-Century Conditions  4. Cultivating Leadership in Young People: The ACCEL Model  5. The Protean Nature of Adversity: The Impact on Talent Obscured  Part 2: The Processes of Talent Development  6.  Finding Potential for Talent Development: Assessment of Giftedness   7. Educational Interventions on Behalf of the Gifted: Do They Have Lasting Impact on Development?  8. Talent Search and Development: The Longitudinal Perspective on Talent Fulfilled   Part 3: The Internal Processes that Facilitate Talent Development  9. The Social Emotional Support Structures to Facilitate Talent Development  10. The Cognative Development of Talent  11. Collaboration and Networking: The Real World of Talent Applied  Part 4: Talent Trajectories Across the Lifespan  12. Talent Development in the Arts: A Unique Pathway or Branches on a Common Road?  13. The Pathways to the Professions: Talent Applied to the World of Education  14. Masters of the Universe: The Entreprenurial Wizards of Our Time  15. Talent Development Actualized ;

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Joyce VanTassel-Baska is Professor Emerita of Education at The College of William and Mary where she developed a graduate program and founded a research and development center in gifted education. Formerly, she initiated and directed the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University and has served as a state, regional, and local director of gifted programs and as a high school teacher of the gifted. She is past President of The Association for the Gifted of the Council for Exceptional Children and the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).