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Identification of Students for Gifted and Talented Programs

Identification of Students for Gifted and Talented Programs

Edited by:
  • Joseph S. Renzulli - University of Connecticut, USA, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut, USA
  • Sally M. Reis, Series Editor - National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented

March 2014 | 184 pages | Corwin
The articles in this volume address the numerous challenges educators face in their attempts to accurately identify gifted and talented students. Solutions to these challenges and avenues of future exploration are also discussed.
About the Editors
Sally M. Reis
Series Introduction
Joseph S. Renzulli
Introduction to Identification of Students for Gifted and Talented Programs
Jack W. Birch
1. Is Any Identification Procedure Necessary?
Carolyn M. Callahan
2. Myth: There Must be "Winners" and "Losers" in Identification and Programming!
E. Paul Torrance
3. The Role of Creativity in the Identification of the Gifted and Talented
James H. Borland, Lisa Wright
4. Identifying Young, Potentially Gifted, Economically Disadvantaged Students
Robert J. Sternberg
5. Nonentrenchment in the Assessment of Intellectual Giftedness
Robert J. Sternberg
6. Lies We Live By: Misapplication of Tests in Identifying the Gifted
Joseph S. Renzulli
7. Myth: The Gifted Constitutes 3-5% of the Population
Joseph S. Renzulli, Marcia A. B. Delcourt
8. The Legacy and Logic of Research on the Identification of Gifted Persons
John F. Feldhusen, J. William Asher, and Steven M. Hoover
9. Problems in the Identification of Giftedness, Talent, or Ability
Camilla Persson Benbow, Lola L. Minor
10. Cognitive Profiles of Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Students: Implications for Identification of the Gifted
Gilbert Clark
11. Screening and Identifying Students Talented in the Visual Arts: Clark's Drawing Abilities Test
Sylvia Rimm
12. The Characteristics Approach: Identification and Beyond
Jamieson A. McKenzie
13. The Influence of Identification Practices, Race and SES on the Identification of Gifted Students
Nicholas Colangelo, Penny Brower
14. Labeling Gifted Youngsters: Long-term Impact on Families

Joseph S. Renzulli

Joseph S. Renzulli is professor of educational psychology at the University of Connecticut, where he also serves as director of the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. His research has focused on the identification and development of creativity and giftedness in young people and on organizational models and curricular strategies for total school improvement. A focus of his work has been on applying the strategies of gifted education to the improvement of learning for all students. He is a fellow in the American Psychological Association and was a consultant to the White House Task Force on Education of the Gifted and... More About Author

Sally M. Reis

Sally M. Reis is a professor and the department head of the Educational Psychology Department at the University of Connecticut where she also serves as principal investigator of the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. She was a teacher for 15 years, 11 of which were spent working with gifted students on the elementary, junior high, and high school levels. She has authored more than 130 articles, 9 books, 40 book chapters, and numerous monographs and technical reports.  Her research interests are related to special populations of gifted and tal-ented students, including: students with learning disabilities, gifted... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412904285