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Designing and Developing Programs for Gifted Students


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Acknowledgments About the Editor About the Contributors Introduction - Joan Franklin Smutny 1. From Needs and Goals to Program Organization: A Nuts-and-Bolts Guide - Joan Franklin Smutny and Cheryl Lind 2. Developing and Designing Programs Serving Young Gifted Children - Joan Franklin Smutny 3. Identifying and Selecting Teachers - Norman J. Mirman 4. Special Programs at the Elementary Level: Content and Methods - Mary K. Pleiss 5. Designing and Implementing Curriculum for Programs: Elementary and Middle School Levels - Cheryll M. Adams and Sara Delano Moore 6. Designing Math Curriculum to Encourage Inductive Thinking by Elementary and Middle-School Students: Basic Principles to Follow - Christopher M. Freeman 7. Reflections on Special Programming for the Disadvantaged Students - Eileen Kelble 8. University School's Community Talent Development Program - Patricia L. Hollingsworth 9. The Prevention and Enrichment Program for Families with Gifted Children - Ruth Erken 10. Role of Programs: Relationships With Parents, Schools, and Communities - Maria Lucia Sabatella 11. The Role of Summer Programs: Providing Support for Students, Parents, and Schools - Pam Piskurich 12. Support for Gifted Programs: Parents, School, and Community - Deborah E. Bordelon 13. Assessment: Impact on Children, Parents, and Teachers - Cheryll M. Adams Concluding Thoughts - Joan Franklin Smutny Other Resources References Organizations Publishers and Publications Index

About the Author

Joan Franklin Smutny is founder and director of the Center for Gifted, a Northern Illinois University Partner. She directs programs for thousands of bright, talented, and gifted children in the Chicago area annually. She also teaches creative writing in many of these programs as well as courses on gifted education for graduate students at the university level. She is editor of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children Journal, contributing editor of Understanding Our Gifted, and a regular contributor to the Gifted Education Communicator, Parenting for High Potential, and the Gifted Education Press Quarterly. Smutny has authored, co-authored, and edited many articles and books on gifted education for teachers, parents, and administrators, including Challenging High Potential Spanish Speaking Students (2012), Teaching Advanced Learners in the General Education Classroom (2011), Manifesto of the Gifted Girl (2010), Differentiating for the Young Child, Second Edition (2010), Igniting Creativity in Gifted Learners, K-6 (2009), Acceleration for Gifted Learners, K-5 (2007), Reclaiming the Lives of Gifted Girls and Women (2007), Designing and Developing Programs for Gifted Students (2003), Underserved Gifted Populations (2003), Gifted Education: Promising Practices (2003), Stand Up for Your Gifted Child (2001), The Young Gifted Child: Potential and Promise, an Anthology (1998), and Teaching Young Gifted Children in the Regular Classroom (1997). In 1996, she won the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the field of gifted education.


An inspirational and insightful gathering of educational wisdom. -- Midwest Book Review, October 2003

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