Serving Gifted Learners Beyond the Traditional Classroom: A Guide to Alternative Programs and Services provides a concise and thorough introduction to the various types of out-of-school programming recommended and appropriate for gifted and advanced learners. Including overviews of mentoring programs, residential schools, summer opportunities, and distance learning, top scholars in the field of gifted education combine research and experience in this guide to alternative services for teachers, parents, and gifted education program directors.
Other programs and services covered include service learning, university-based programs, and competitions. In addition, a much-needed review of the issues concerning programming for diverse youth, options for students from low-income backgrounds, and counseling gifted students to make good out-of-school choices, along with an insightful, insider's look at the culture and lives of gifted students at residential schools, make this handy guide to alternative programs and services a necessity for anyone serving and working with gifted students.
Editor: Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Joyce Ed.D.
Publisher: Prufrock Press/2007
Pages: 278, paperback