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Differentiation for Gifted and Talented Students

Differentiation for Gifted and Talented Students

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March 2014 | 272 pages | Corwin
Focusing on the link between gifted education and general education, the articles in this volume reveal the benefits of differentiating curriculum and instruction, discuss impediments to the successful adoption of differentiation in classrooms and school districts, and show how educators can collaboratively overcome these obstacles.
About the Editors
Sally M. Reis
Series Introduction
Carol Ann Tomlinson
Introduction to Differentiation for Gifted and Talented Students
Carol Ann Tomlinson, Mary Ruth Coleman, Susan Allan, Anne Udall, and Mary Landrum
1. Interface Between Gifted Education and General Education: Toward Communication, Cooperation and Collaboration
F. Richard Olenchak, Joseph S. Renzulli
2. The Effectiveness of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model on Selected Aspects of Elementary School Change
Sally M. Reis, Karen L. Westberg
3. The Impact of Staff Development on Teachers' Ability to Modify Curriculum for Gifted and Talented Students
Karen L. Westberg and Francis X. Archambault, Jr.
4. A Multi-Site Case Study of Successful Classroom Practices for High Ability Students
Nancy B. Hertzog
5. Open-Ended Activities: Differentiation Through Learner Responses
Sally M. Reis, Karen L. Westberg, Jonna M. Kulikowich, and Jeanne H. Purcell
6. Curriculum Compacting and Achievement Test Scores: What Does the Research Say?
Jeanne H. Purcell, Jann H. Leppien
7. Building Bridges Between General Practitioners and Educators of the Gifted: A Study of Collaboration
Susan K. Johnsen, Patricia A. Haensly, Gail R. Ryser, and Randal F. Ford
8. Changing General Education Classroom Practices to Adapt for Gifted Students
Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Li Zuo, Linda D. Avery, and Catherine A. Little
9. A Curriculum Study of Gifted-Student Learning in the Language Arts
Carol Ann Tomlinson, Ellen M. Tomchin, Carolyn M. Callahan, Cheryll M. Adams, Paula Pizzat-Tinnin, Caroline M. Cunningham, Barbara Moore, Lori Lutz, Chris Roberson, Nancy Eiss, Mary Landrum, Scott Hunsaker, and Marcia Imbeau
10. Practices of Preservice Teachers Related to Gifted and Other Academically Diverse Learners
Carol Ann Tomlinson
11. Deciding to Differentiate Instruction in Middle School: One School's Journey

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Carol Ann Tomlinson

Carol Ann Tomlinson‘s career as an educator includes 21 years as a public school teacher. She taught in high school, preschool, and middle school, and worked with heterogeneous classes as well as special classes for students identified as gifted and students with learning difficulties. Her public school career also included 12 years as a program administrator of special services for advanced and struggling learners. She was Virginia’s Teacher of the Year in 1974. She is professor of educational leadership, foundations, and pol­icy at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education; a researcher for the National Research Center on... 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: 9781412904308