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The SAGE Handbook of Gifted & Talented Education provides a comprehensive and international overview of key challenges and issues in the field of gifted education, making this an invaluable volume for individuals in the fields of education, public and private school administration, psychology and beyond. Containing contributions by a range of expert authors from around the world, chapters include discussions of the wide range of human abilities and talents which impinge upon academic success, with explorations of various political, social and economic factors which influence how giftedness and gifted education is defined and understood in different regions around the globe. PART 1. CONCEPTS OF GIFTEDNESS AND IDENTIFICATION: SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS. PART 2: EDUCATIONAL PROVISION: PROGRAMS AND STRATEGIES. PART 3: GLOBAL RESPONSES TO EMERGING G&T ...

Introduction
Introduction
Belle Wallace

The chapters in this section contain a range of practical approaches to providing learning opportunities for gifted learners within formal educational settings. These include a discussion of provision for early years (Sutherland and Stack), a whole school model (Renzulli and Reis), programs for the development of thinking skills and problem-solving (Wallace and Adams, and Maker and Pease), developing appropriate learning cultures (Warwick), and the use of IT (Eriksson). There then follow chapters describing a range of specific techniques: acceleration (Rogers), differentiation (Kaplan), mentoring (Zorman et al.), English-language learning (Blackburn and Smith), life-career counselling (Maree), a review of ‘what works best?’ (Wardman and Hattie), and a new approach to training teachers (Whitehead and Huxtable).

In ‘Building Knowledge Bridges: Synthesising Early ...

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