Acknowledged author Frances A. Karnes wrote Achieving Excellence: Educating the Gifted and Talented comprising 312 pages back in 2007. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0131755625 and 9780131755628. Since then Achieving Excellence: Educating the Gifted and Talented textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $7.06 or rent at the marketplace.
Achieving Excellence: Educating The Gifted and Talented, provides foundational information relating to the field of gifted education (i.e. history, laws, etc.), details characteristics of gifted students from various populations, describes how such students are identifiedand assessed, and presents up-to-date, research-based pedagogy relating to curriculum design and instruction. It draws upon experts in the field to present content in a practical way so that it is applicable to pre-service and classroom teachers. Chapter summaries and questions for thought and reflection are included at the end of each chapter to help guide classroom discussion. In addition, each chapter provides a listing of useful resources that enables the reader to extend their learning on a particular topic or issue.