Your Passport to Gifted Education - Springer Texts in Education (Paperback)
  • Your Passport to Gifted Education - Springer Texts in Education (Paperback)

Your Passport to Gifted Education - Springer Texts in Education (Paperback)

Paperback 132 Pages / Published: 05/05/2017
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This book is a guide to help teachers, parents, guidance counselors and other stakeholders understand the importance of intervention for gifted children and to become an advocate for those individuals who are developmentally advanced. The reader becomes engaged in the analogy of a three part airplane journey to the world of gifted education: `Embarking on a Journey;' `Preparing for Departure' and `Planning for Arrival.' The author offers insightful case studies followed by strategies for both teachers and parents gained from personal experiences and research to identify and work with different types of children who present unique challenges due to their special needs of high potential.

By presenting a historical overview in gifted education from a global perspective, Your Passport to Gifted Education provides current internationally-researched information to clarify what is meant by `giftedness' according to various cultures. The book encourages the development of a growth mindset in the reader to seek to identify various characteristics of high ability in all children.

Four international high ability identification models are introduced, including one relatively new to North America, the High Performance Learning Framework (HPL), currently used throughout China, Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. Dispelling the myth that gifted children do not need our help, the reader gains insight into the uniquely different types of gifted individuals.

The book concludes by awarding the reader with a `Landing Card' to serve as a bookmarker that underpins the best teaching practices in gifted education. A directory list of websites for international gifted organizations is also included to offer additional resources for those who want to continue their journey as advocates and learn how other countries support gifted children around the world.

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN: 9783319476377
Number of pages: 132
Weight: 2409 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 8 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2017

"The book is a guide to helping everyone involved in the life of a gifted child to better understand his potential and to the need for intervention, and to becoming advocates of developmentally-advanced individuals. It certainly has an educational effect as it offers, describes, and advises more effective methods and models of working with gifted children. This book is certainly recommended to all those who are entering the world of the gifted for the very first time ... ." (Jasna Arrigoni and Maruska Zeljeznov Senicar, International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity IJTDC, Vol. 5 (1- 2), August - December, 2017)

"Busy teachers need an easy-to-read, comprehensive overview of gifted education, and Leavitt has provided it! Her book, Your Passport to Gifted Education, covers all the important topics using an effective analogy about plane travel. ... This book will make a great resource for new and experienced teachers who want to meet the needs of all their students." (Anne M. Beninghof,, December, 2017)

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