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   Recommended   The number one resource for all kinds of information about exceptionally and profoundly gifted children, from development to education, identification to programs, special Interests, organizations, and more...  By the Davidson Institute for Talent Development
Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education: What the Research Says Recommended by National Association for Gifted Children, edited by Jonathan A. Plucker & Carolyn M. Callahan (or from Amazon)
The updated edition of the definitive reference book for those searching for a summary and evaluation of the literature on giftedness and gifted education.  Topics include Neural Bases of Giftedness, Early Childhood and Identification, Academic Competitions and Creativity, Writing, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics, and nearly 40 others; each evaluation is written by the leading researchers in the specific field...
The Edge Annual Question — 2008:  When thinking changes your mind, that's philosophy.  When God changes your mind, that's faith.  When facts change your mind, that's science.  What have you changed your mind about? Why?  Science is based on evidence. What happens when the data change? How have scientific findings or arguments changed your mind? Recommended
From The Times: "Science has second thoughts about life
Even the world’s best brains have to admit to being wrong sometimes: here, leading scientists respond to a new year challenge"  Read the changes, including those of Howard Gardner Wrestling with Piaget, my Paragon, and many other great thinkers of our time...
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education Recommended
Now available directly on Hoagies' Gifted Education Page...
Education Research Information Clearinghouse (ERIC) provides digests (research summaries) on a wide variety of topics related to the education of gifted children, plus FAQ's, bibliographies, and more
The Highly Gifted Recommended by Kathi Kearney
Understanding Our Gifted columns, from 1988 to 1990.  Topics include School Placement, The Early College Option, Highly Gifted Children In Isolated Rural Areas, Advocating for Highly Gifted Children, and many more...
Stephanie S. Tolan Non-Fiction Recommended
A wonderful collection of non-fiction articles and book chapters authored by Stephanie S. Tolan
Camilla Persson Benbow
Professor and author of numerous articles on topics including Characteristics of Giftedness, Mathematical Talent, Sex Differences, Creativity, and more (individual articles, click for Adobe Reader)
CEC's Online Journals
Exceptional Children (EC) and TEACHING Exceptional Children (TEC) are official publications of the Council for Exceptional Children.  Including Teaching Exceptional Children several full issue on Twice Exceptional Children (individual articles, click for Adobe Reader)
CTY's What We Know About Academically Talented Student: A Sample of Our Findings
From Educational Issues: Ability Grouping and Acceleration to Parents, Social, Emotional, and Personality to Gifted Students with Learning Disabilities, Under-Represented Students and more, see what CTY has learned over the years...
David F. Lohman Psychological & Quantitative Foundations, College of Education, The University of Iowa
Articles on aspects of intelligence and intelligence testing, many with "gifted" interest...
Duke Gifted Letter Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP)
Practical tools and inspiration with which to undertake the quest to parent your gifted child... Now available on-line free!
Education Week American education's online newspaper of record
Education World Where educators go to learn
These sites are full of good educators' information - see what the 'other side' is thinking and doing about gifted education and more
Educational Insights: Teaching for Today with Steve Decker
A series of podcast (video) episodes intended to promote and enhance educational methods and instructional practices, for teachers, aspiring educators and parents.  Includes Carol Ann Tomlinson, Todd Whitaker, and more...
Exploring Intelligence Scientific American, November 1998 Special Issue
Intelligence Considered, The General Intelligence Factor, and other articles from this topical issue of Scientific American - available for purchase only, search archives for "Exploring Intelligence" issue...
Families of the Talented and Gifted (TAGFAM)
The TAG Project home page is full of great information for families of gifted and talented children
Genetic Studies of Genius by Lewis M. Terman (first 5 volumes on-line)
bullet Volume I. Mental and Physical Traits of a Thousand Gifted Children
bullet Volume II. The Early Mental Traits of Three Hundred Geniuses
bullet Volume III. The Promise of Youth; Follow-up Stories of a Thousand Gifted Children
bullet Volume IV. The Gifted Child Grows Up; Twenty-Five Years' Follow-up of a Superior Group
bullet Volume V. The Gifted Group at Mid-life; Thirty-Five Years' Follow-up of the Superior Child
bullet Volume VI. The Gifted Group in Later Maturity by Carole Holahan, Robert Sears and Lee Cronbach (Amazon, or Amazon UK)


International Archive of Education Data
Data collected by national, state or provincial, local, and private organizations, pertaining to all levels of education in countries for which data can be made available
KidSource: Education: Gifted and Talented Students
Another resource of more than 30 writings on topics related to gifted kids. January, 1999 site feature: gifted children, with Questions and Answers!
David F. Lohman Psychological & Quantitative Foundations, College of Education, The University of Iowa
Articles on aspects of intelligence and intelligence testing, many with "gifted" interest...
David Lubinski Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University
Research on gifted adolescents, gender differences, counseling and more...
The Mining Company's Gifted Children Guide
Links on gifted children
MonTAGe: The TAGFAM E-Journal editor Valorie J. King
TAGFAM's E-Journal, full of great articles, book reviews, and more on gifted children
National Excellence: A Case for Developing America's Talent
Also known as the Marland Report, published in October 1993.  "A Quiet Crisis in Educating Talented Students.  In a broad range of intellectual and artistic endeavors, America's most talented students often fail to reach their full potential..."
Neurolearning Library
Children's individual 'road maps' of learning preferences and difficulties can tell us much information about how to optimize their learning, but sometimes it can be difficult figuring out a particular child's ways...
NW Regional Educational Laboratory
Fall 1997 issue, Growing Up Gifted: Meeting the Challenge of High-Ability Students
Northwestern University's CTD Talent Newsletter
Past issues of Talent newsletter, with topics including Best Practices in Gifted Programs (Winter 2003), 20 Years of Talent Search Programs (Spring 2003), and more... (individual newsletters, click for Adobe Reader)
NRC/GT Newsletters
On-line issues of current and previous newsletters...
NRC/GT Research Based Resources
Monographs, brochures, videotapes, and on-line resources, mostly for $ ...
The Origins and Ends of Giftedness by Ellen Winner
Five issues about giftedness are discussed with reference to gifted children (including child prodigies) and autistic/retarded savants. First, the origins and causes of giftedness are explored. The view that giftedness is entirely a product of training is critiqued, and it is argued that there is indirect evidence for atypical brain organization and innate talent in gifted children: many gifted children and savants have enhanced right-hemisphere development, concomitant language-related difficulties, and auto-immune disorders. Intense intrinsic motivation, particular social and emotional difficulties, evidence for the often uneven cognitive profiles of such children, and the tenuous relationship between childhood giftedness and "big-C," or "domain" creativity in adulthood is discussed... (requires Adobe Reader)
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority Guidance on teaching the Gifted + Talented
For teachers, coordinators and others involved in teaching the gifted and talented in the context of an inclusive curriculum. Now includes information and case studies on providing for gifted and talented 14- to 19-year-olds...
Reflections from Julian Stanley: Supplementing the Education of Children with Exceptional Mathematical or Verbal Reasoning Ability
We decry a youth's becoming a full-time college student, especially a residential one, before about age 16. It is neither necessary nor educationally desirable for all but a tiny number of intellectually brilliant students to do so. We want the brightest to get a broad, deep education. With 34 Advanced Placement Program exams available, there is no need to rush into college full-time. Yet there is an innovative, relatively new exception...
Research Synthesis by Karen B. Rogers
Rogers updates (1999) her 1991 research synthesis regarding gifted education provisions...
bulletGifted students are significantly more likely to retain science and mathematics content accurately when taught 2-3 times faster than "normal" class pace.
bulletGifted students are significantly more likely to forget or mislearn science and mathematics content when they must drill and review it more than 2-3 times
bulletGifted students perform significantly more highly when the majority of their time is spent in true peer interactions (academic core areas only)
SENG Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted - Articles Library
SENG is dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children, in all their diversity, understand and accept themselves and are understood, valued, nurtured, and supported by their families, schools, workplaces and communities...
The Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth
This SMPY website contains information of interest to study participants, parents, researchers, and educators.  SMPY Publications lists all of scholarly articles based on the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (updated regularly)
William & Mary Center for Gifted Education
Readings, curriculum, professional development, and more!
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