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Grouping and Acceleration Practices in Gifted Education

Grouping and Acceleration Practices in Gifted Education

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March 2004 | 208 pages | Corwin

The expert guide to grouping and acceleration practices for gifted and talented students!

The most influential works on acceleration and grouping practices for the gifted are gathered in this volume, which covers concerns about the effectiveness of such techniques, presents research on the optimal conditions and methods for the utilization of grouping and/or acceleration, and describes effective programmatic initiatives.

Key features include:

  • A detailed accounting of the history of acceleration and grouping practices and their effectiveness by field leader Linda E. Brody
  • Examples of successful grouping and acceleration practices specifically designed to meet the needs of gifted students in the regular classroom setting
  • Numerous suggestions for putting the research findings to use

Designed with the busy educator in mind, a variety of grouping and acceleration models are studied in this ready-reference, followed by recommendations for implementation that will ensure appropriately challenging educational opportunities for gifted and talented students.

The ERGE Series:

The National Association for Gifted Children series Essential Readings in Gifted Education is a 12-volume collection of seminal articles from Gifted Child Quarterly. Put the knowledge and power of more than 25 years of research on giftedness and talent into your hands with the leading theories, studies, and findings the experts in the field have to offer.

About the Editors
Sally M. Reis
Series Introduction
Linda E. Brody
Introduction to Grouping and Acceleration Practices in Gifted Education
Julian C. Stanley
1. How Did Six Highly Accelerated Gifted Students Fare in Graduate School?
Linda E. Brody, Susan G. Assouline, and Julian C. Stanley
2. Five Years of Early Entrants: Predicting Successful Achievement in College
Miraca U. M. Gross
3. The Use of Radical Acceleration in Cases of Extreme Intellectual Precocity
Sylvia B. Rimm, Katherine J. Lovance
4. The Use of Subject and Grade Skipping for the Prevention and Reversal of Underachievement
Ann E. Lupkowski, Marjorie Whitmore, and Annetta Ramsay
5. The Impact of Early Entrance to College on Self-Esteem: A Preliminary Study
Linda E. Brody, Camilla Persson Benbow
6. Accelerative Strategies: How Effective Are They for the Gifted?
Joyce VanTassel-Baska
7. Educational Decision Making on Acceleration and Grouping
John F. Feldhusen, Sidney M. Moon
8. Grouping Gifted Students: Issues and Concerns
Carol J. Mills, William G. Durden
9. Cooperative Learning and Ability Grouping: An Issue of Choice
James A. Kulik, Chen-Lin C. Kulik
10. Meta-analytic Findings on Grouping Programs
Marcia Gentry, Steven V. Owen
11. An Investigation of the Effects of Total School Flexible Cluster Grouping on Identification, Achievement, and Classroom Practices
Eric D. Jones, W. Thomas Southern
12. Programming, Grouping, and Acceleration in Rural School Districts: A Survey of Attitudes and Practices

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