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Talent Development in School

An Educator's Guide to Implementing a Culturally Responsive Talent Identification and Development Program


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Talent Development in School helps educators utilize research-based curriculum and strategies to implement talent development in the classroom. This practical guide:

  • Focuses on a talent development model that is centered on teacher learning.
  • Highlights talent development's impact on culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse learners.
  • Details how to apply the talent development model in one's school or district and opening access and opportunity to all students.
  • Reviews current theories, concepts, and research on talent development in the field of gifted education.
  • Is perfect for teachers, coordinators, and administrators.

Talent Development in School features techniques for culturally responsive teaching and considerations for how psychosocial skills and noncognitive influences on learning—such as motivation, grit, resiliency, and growth mindset—affect talent development. Written by experts in the field, this book will become a go-to for professional learning and development.

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Size: 7 in x 10 in
  • Pages: 275

About the Author

Julie Dingle Swanson, Ed.D., a professor at the College of Charleston, SC, has taught in and coordinated K–12 gifted programs and directed federal projects focused on gifted students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds. Research interests include teacher development, underrepresented gifted students, and related policy.
Meta Van Sickle, professor at the College of Charleston, earned a Ph.D. from the University of South Florida. Her research interests include studying the ethics of care in science education and science for all.
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