The fields of gifted education and talent development have numerous theories and conceptions for how to identify and serve students. This book helps introduce and apply these ideas to help reflect theory in practice. Each chapter introduces readers to a different theory by providing definitions of key concepts, explaining the fundamental conceptual/theoretical approach, and concluding with advice on how the conception can be put into practice. Suggestions for further reading are also provided. Some chapters are based on theories that have been around for decades, and some have been developed more recently. But all chapters focus on helping empower readers to understand and take action without having to reinvent the wheel.

chapter Chapter 1|19 pages

Academic Acceleration

The Theory Applied
BySusan G. Assouline, Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, Nicholas Colangelo

chapter Chapter 2|22 pages

Schools Are Places for Talent Development

Promoting Creative Productive Giftedness
ByJoseph S. Renzulli, Sally M. Reis

chapter Chapter 4|26 pages

Using Cluster Grouping to Improve Student Achievement, Equity, and Teacher Practices

ByMarcia Gentry, Juliana Tay

chapter Chapter 5|24 pages

The Autonomous Learner Model

Honoring and Nurturing the Whole Gifted Child
ByGeorge T. Betts, Robin J. Carey, Blanche M. Kapushion

chapter Chapter 6|34 pages

Athletic Talent Development From Theory to Practice

The Self-Regulated Talent Development Process
BySteve Portenga

chapter Chapter 7|34 pages

The Integrative Model of Talent Development (IMTD)

From Theory to Educational Applications
ByFrançoys Gagné

chapter Chapter 8|19 pages

Infusing Culture and Equity in Gifted Education for Students of Color

Three Frameworks
ByDonna Y. Ford, Brian L. Wright, Tarek C. Grantham, James L. Moore

chapter Chapter 9|23 pages

Using the Actiotope Model of Giftedness to Bridge the Gap Between Experiences and Practice

ByAlbert Ziegler, Wilma Vialle

chapter Chapter 10|22 pages

Smart Contexts for 21st-Century Talent Development

Sociocultural Approaches to Gifted Education
ByJonathan A. Plucker, Jacob McWilliams, Jiajun Guo

chapter Chapter 11|18 pages

Transforming Gifted Education Into Talent Development

Practical Considerations and Advocacy Advantages
ByRena F. Subotnik, Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, Frank C. Worrell

chapter Chapter 12|16 pages

Advanced Academics

A Response to Intervention Perspective on Gifted Education
ByScott J. Peters, Heidi Erstad, Michael S. Matthews

chapter Chapter 13|17 pages

Creative Deep Thinking

Talent Support Networks Fostering the Discovery of Unexpected Simplicity and the Development of Autonomy, Integrity, and Wisdom 1
ByPeter Csermely

chapter Chapter 14|18 pages

Achievement Orientation Model

Understanding How What We Believe Determines Whether We Achieve 1
ByDel Siegle, D. Betsy McCoach, Emma Bloomfield

chapter Chapter 15|16 pages

A Model for Eliminating Excellence Gaps

ByJonathan A. Plucker, Scott J. Peters, Stephanie Schmalensee

chapter Chapter 16|18 pages

The Genetic Side of Giftedness

A Nature-Nurture Definition and a Fourfold Talent Typology
ByDean Keith Simonton