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UI professor's text on gifted education updated
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The latest edition of one of the leading textbooks on
gifted education, co-edited by Nicholas Colangelo of the University of Iowa,
has been expanded to include several new chapters and information to update
scholars, teachers and school administrators on a rapidly changing field.
The second edition of "Handbook of Gifted Education," (Allyn and
Bacon, 1997) contains 44 chapters, including 13 new chapters, by some of the
leading scholars in gifted education. Chapters explore current issues such
as giftedness and genetics, identification of gifted children, counseling
issues, international programs and a range of other topics.
The "Handbook" is edited by Colangelo, the Myron and Jacqueline
Blank Professor of Gifted Education and director of the Connie Belin and Jacqueline
N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development
in the UI College of Education. Co-editor is Gary A. Davis, professor emeritus
of educational psychology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
In a new forward, Julian Stanley of Johns Hopkins University, one of the
pioneers of modern gifted education programs, says the new "Handbook"
will "substantially improve the breadth and depth of [gifted-child specialists']
knowledge" and will also enlighten the lay reader.
"Teachers of future teachers of the gifted will find it a comprehensive
textbook," Stanley says. "Graduate students involved with giftedness,
talent, creativity, problem solving, and high achievement should consult it
often. School administrators and educational policy makers need its information
and wisdom. Parents of the gifted and gifted persons themselves should scan
its pages for stimulating ideas. Even the intelligent general reader can find
much enlightenment here."
"Handbook of Gifted Education" is available from Allyn and Bacon
publishing company, 160 Gould St., Needham Heights, Mass. 02194-2310.