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Rethinking Gifted Education

James H. Borland

312 pages
Teachers College Press
Gifted education is in a period of transition unlike any it has experienced in this generation. Thinkers within the field and without are questioning the practice of gifted education, the theoretical foundations on which this practice rests, and even the value and legitimacy of the concept of giftedness. This fresh and provocative volume contains essays by leading thinkers on gifted education and by writers outside the field who have examined it critically. Each author examines, reconsiders, and challenges the assumptions and beliefs underlying the theory and practice of gifted education—providing a “roadmap” to guide both current considerations of and future planning for gifted education programs.
Author Bio
James H. Borland is a Professor of Education and Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University.