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Supporting Gifted and Talented Pupils in the Secondary School

Supporting Gifted and Talented Pupils in the Secondary School

July 2006 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

'This is an excellent book for teachers starting out in the field of gifted and talented education.'
Johanna M Raffan, Director of National Association for Able Children (NACE)

Written with the practitioner in mind, this book takes a refreshing whole school approach to educating gifted and talented pupils in mixed-ability classrooms. Packed with practical ideas for lessons, the book also includes a range of fascinating case studies to highlight pupils' enormous potential and show what can be achieved.

It provides valuable guidance on core topics such as:

  • Definitions of gifted and talented
  • How to identify gifted and talented pupils
  • Identifying and resolving underachievement
  • Support strategies for gifted and talented pupils (in schools and in LEAs)
  • Different teaching and learning styles
  • Devising a tailored curriculum to meet the needs of individual able pupils
Defining Giftedness
Identification of Giftedness
Dual Exceptionality
Policy and Provision
Teaching and Learning
Specialist Provision
Professional Development

'This is an excellent book which is organised for teachers, heads of schools, and those specifically involved with very able youngsters. Many ideas are provided in this book for teachers to follow in order to render their professional expertise appropriate for helping youngsters with high ability' - Dr L. F. Lowenstein, Educational, Clinical and Forensic Psychological Consultant

Good book, some good ideas which my school will be trying

Miss Kayleigh Robinson
Care and earlyyears, Daventry UTC
March 11, 2014

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1 - Defining Giftedness (139KB)

Moira Thomson

Moira is an experienced teacher who managed a Support for Learning and Special Needs team in a large Edinburgh secondary school for many years. More About Author

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