Acceleration Strategies for Teaching Gifted Learners
Acceleration, or the idea that gifted students should be allowed to move more quickly through a subject area, is a practice supported by a wide body of research. However, it can be a challenge to implement. This book focuses on multiple strategies for accelerating gifted children in any school setting.
In this concise introduction to the topic, Dr. VanTassel-Baska offers many teacher-friendly ways in which acceleration can be employed in classrooms at all levels and in all subject areas. The author offers specific strategies for identifying candidates for acceleration, programmatic approaches to employ, and teacher strategies to use for content acceleration in the classroom.
This is one of the books in Prufrock Press' popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education.This series offers a unique collection of tightly focused books that providea concise, practical introduction to important topics concerning the education of gifted children. The guides offer a perfect beginner's introduction to key information about gifted and talented education.
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Review of the Research
Myths About Acceleration
The Perceived Effects of Acceleration
The Relationship Between Acceleration and Enrichment
Characteristics of Potential Accelerants
An Acceleration Case Study
Organizational Necessities to Meet Gifted Students Needs
Who Can Work With Accelerated Learners?
Making Acceleration a Useful Option
Curricular Emphases for Accelerated Study in Reading and Math
Strategies for Acceleration in Classrooms
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