Books on Schooling Topics and Homeschooling

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Academic Advocacy for Gifted Children: A Parent's Complete Guide

Barbara Jackson Gilman (2008)

Formerly titled Empowering Gifted Minds: Educational Advocacy That Works, this book is the definitive manual on gifted advocacy for gifted students. The author tells parents and teachers how to document a child’s abilities to provide reasonable educational options year by year. The book provides imperative information on testing considerations, curriculum, successful programs, and planning your child s education. It is an essential guide.
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Developing Math Talent: A Guide for Educating Gifted and Advanced Learners in Math

Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik Ph.D., Susan Assouline Ph.D. (2005)

A comprehensive parent and teacher guide for developing math talent among advanced learners. The authors, nationally recognized math education experts, offer a comprehensive approach to mathematics education for gifted students of elementary or middle school age.
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Creative Home Schooling: A Resource Guide for Smart Families

Lisa Rivero (2002)

This terrific book is for homeschooling parents and more - there is information for schooling parents, schoolteachers, gifted teachers, and additional information on gifted children, learning styles, and Internet resources. Whether you home school full-time or merely want to set up some good units for partial home schooling (on or off the school’s campus), this book as invaluable.
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Educating Gifted Students in Middle School: A Practical Guide

Susan Rakow Ph.D. (2005)

Understanding and meeting the needs of gifted students in middle school offers unique challenges. Using creative, practical, and realistic school solutions, this book provides useful ways for teachers, administrators, and parents to meet these needs. The author understands the issues of the day, those that—unfortunately—preclude ability grouping and tracking, and details methods that will be politically acceptable while getting closer to meeting the unique needs of gifted middle school students.
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Genius Denied: How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds

Laura Vanderkam, Bob Davidson, Jan Davidson (2005)

A highly readable and important book about some of the most important issues in the field of gifted education today. The authors make a compelling case that schools are not meeting the educational needs of our brightest students, and offer clear recommendations on what we can do about it.
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Growing Up Gifted: Developing the Potential of Children at Home and at School (6th Edition)

Barbara Clark (2001)

This textbook is an excellent portrait of what high intellectual ability is and where it comes from.