Standards have benefits particular to the field of gifted education. In order to ensure equity and systematic talent search and programming, it is essential that current and future teachers are educated in the relevant theory, research, pedagogy, and management techniques important for developing and sustaining classroom-based opportunities specifically designed for gifted learners. By incorporating the 2013 NAGC/CEC Teacher Preparation Standards in Gifted and Talented Education, this guidebook helps university faculty at the undergraduate and graduate levels design or revise gifted education programs and partner with other educators in developing gifted education teachers.
Table of Contents
Foreword Acknowledgments Chapter 1 Introduction and Background Chapter 2 Developing Partnerships Chapter 3 Integrating Gifted Education Standards Into Education Preparation Providers’ Programs Chapter 4 Developing Courses That Incorporate the National Teacher Preparation Standards in Gifted Education Chapter 5 Preparation of the Specialized Professional Association (SPA) Report for National Recognition Chapter 6 Advanced Standards in Gifted Education Chapter 7 Challenges References Appendix A Comparison of 2006 NAGC-CEC to 2013 NAGC-CEC Teacher Preparation Standards in Gifted and Talented Education Appendix B Research Support for the 2013 Teacher Preparation Standards in Gifted and Talented Education Appendix C Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Syllabi That Include the NAGC Knowledge and Skills Standards in Gifted Education for All Teachers Appendix D Exemplar Cases for Analysis Aligned With NAGC-CEC Standards Appendix E Guidance for Gifted Education Program Reviewers and Auditors Appendix F Observation Tool: Classroom Observation of Differentiation Appendix G Research Support for the Advanced Standards in Gifted Education for Teacher Preparation About the Authors
The National Association for Gifted Children’s mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research. NAGC aims to help parents and families, K–12 education professionals including support service personnel, and members of the research and higher education community who work to help gifted and talented children as they strive to achieve their personal best and contribute to their communities.
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.