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Gifted and Talented Children : A Planning Guide - Shirley Taylor

Gifted and Talented Children

A Planning Guide

Paperback Published: 25th January 2002
ISBN: 9781843100867
Number Of Pages: 64

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This teacher's handbook provides professional developmental support, direction and practical advice to those teachers who have children with special abilities in their classrooms. It is the result of the author's experience in working with children who are gifted and talented. Strongly underpinned by current thinking in the area of gifted and talented education, the resource also takes a practical "inclusive" approach to ways of working with highly-able children in regular classrooms. The guide is divided into the following four sections: "Who are Gifted and Talented Children?" - an overview of the wide range of different abilities that the term "gifted and talented" can cover; "What are We Doing? What Do We Need to Do?" - this section contains strategies and focus questions which allow schools to focus on provisions they could make for children with special abilities, and it also features information on policy development, programming for all children and manageable ways to differentiate programmes for the highly able; "Getting Into School-Wide Action" - provides strategies for identifying children with special abilities across the school, including indicators for general ability, multiple intelligences, specific abilities and under-achievers; and "What Can We Do in the Classroom?" -topics in this section include setting up a responsive environment, learning and teaching strategies, unit analysis and adaptation, social and emotional development, and relating to parents.

Introductionp. 1
Who Are Gifted and Talented Children?p. 2
What Are We Doing? What Do We Need to Do?p. 4
How to begin?p. 5
Thinking it through: using the questionnairep. 9
Creative problem-solvingp. 16
Getting into School-wide Actionp. 18
Identification in the school and classroomp. 18
Identification of abilities and needsp. 26
Learning needs and programming optionsp. 28
Evaluationp. 33
What Can We Do in the Classroom?p. 35
Providing a responsive environmentp. 35
Learning and teaching strategiesp. 37
Specific examples of provisions in the classroomp. 45
Unit analysis and adaptationp. 49
Social/emotional developmentp. 51
Relating to parentsp. 55
Conclusionp. 55
Recommended reading for childrenp. 57
Referencesp. 60
Further Readingp. 61
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ISBN: 9781843100867
ISBN-10: 184310086X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 25th January 2002
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.14 x 22.4  x 0.46
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1

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