Illinois Association for Gifted Children
Introduction to Gifted Education
Julia Link Roberts
Tracy Ford Inman
Jennifer H. Robins
This is a new (2018) publication of Prufrock Academic Press (www.prufrock.com). The book is a comprehensive survey of the field—“soup to nuts”. Chapters focus on the history of gifted education, conceptual models, characteristics of gifted learners, curriculum and the design of learning environments, instructional approaches, program models, diverse learners, and professional development. A strength of the book is the section on diverse learners, which consists of six chapters addressing the needs of LGBTQ, low income, rural, culturally and linguistically diverse, and twice exceptional gifted learners. This book is a good resource for any professional library and could be used in whole or in part as part of a professional development program.