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Public Policy in Gifted Education

Public Policy in Gifted Education

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March 2004 | 216 pages | Corwin
Raising some of the most challenging questions in the field, this call-to-arms focuses on the important service gifted programmes provide, the potential crisis gifted educators face, and what must be done to keep the gifted child movement alive and well.
About the Editors
Sally M. Reis
Series Introduction
James J. Gallagher
Introduction to Public Policy in Gifted Education
Joseph S. Renzulli, Sally M. Reis
1. The Reform Movement and the Quiet Crisis in Gifted Education
James J. Gallagher
2. Unthinkable Thoughts: Education of Gifted Students
Laurence J. Coleman, Michael D. Sanders, and Tracy L. Cross
3. Perennial Debates and Tacit Assumptions in the Education of Gifted Children
James J. Gallagher, Mary Ruth Coleman, and Susanne Nelson
4. Perceptions of Educational Reform by Educators Representing Middle Schools, Cooperative Learning, and Gifted Education
Jeanne H. Purcell
5. The Effects of the Elimination of Gifted and Talented Programs on Participating Students and Their Parents
Nancy Ewald Jackson
6. Precocious Reading Ability: What Does It Mean?
Carol Ann Tomlinson and Carolyn M. Callahan
7. Contributions of Gifted Education to General Education In a Time of Change
Joseph S. Renzulli
8. Are Teachers of the Gifted Specialists? A Landmark Decision on Employment Practices in Special Education for the Gifted
Laurence J. Coleman
9. "Being a Teacher": Emotions and Optimal Experience While Teaching Gifted Children
Carolyn R. Cooper
10. For the Good of Humankind: Matching the Budding Talent with a Curriculum of Conscience
Joseph S. Renzulli
11. Will the Gifted Child Movement Be Alive and Well in 1990?

James J. Gallagher

  James J. Gallagher is a senior investigator at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has worked in the field of education of exceptional children for over 40 years. Dr. Gallagher has served as the president of the World Council for Gifted and Talented, president of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and is past president of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). In addition, he is coauthor of a leading textbook, Educating Exceptional Children, with Samuel Kirk and Nick Anastasiow, and coauthor with his daughter, Dr. Shelagh Gallagher, of the... 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: 9781412904377
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