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The Handbook of Secondary Gifted Education

reviewed by Margaret Gosfield - March 28, 2006

coverTitle: The Handbook of Secondary Gifted Education
Author(s): Felicia A. Dixon & Sidney M. Moon (Eds.)
Publisher: Prufrock Press, Austin
ISBN: 1593631782, Pages: 688, Year: 2006
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Educators at the secondary level are known for their content specialization. They have been described as “difficult pupils” when it comes to participation in professional development in gifted education. But can we blame them? Very little of the literature in gifted education has focused on adolescent gifted learners or been directed toward secondary educators. The Handbook of Secondary Gifted Education marks an important step in rectifying this shortcoming. The adjective that first comes to mind when describing this book is comprehensive and a quick look at the table of contents will tell you why. Its 25 chapters cover the entire range of topics for serving gifted adolescents in school. The book is a service publication of the National Association for Gifted Children; and its 688 pages are directed specifically toward secondary level educators in middle and high schools, including teachers, principals, counselors, and district office personnel. It is divided into four... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 28, 2006
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12352, Date Accessed: 9/26/2020 4:07:29 AM

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  • Margaret Gosfield
    California Association for the Gifted
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    MARGARET GOSFIELD is the editor of Gifted Education Communicator, a journal for educators and parents, published by the California Association for the Gifted and distributed nationally. Her most recent publications include: Making the Most of Print Resources, Gifted Education Communicator, Spring 2004 (Vol. 35, No. 1), and Gifted All Day Long, Leadership, September/October 2002 (Vol. 32, No. 1).
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