Although the best way to provide professional development for
educators is through field experiences and hands-on practice, it is not always
easy or even possible to organise such encounters, especially in the field of
In order to better prepare educators to work with gifted
and talented students, Exploring Critical
Issues in Gifted Education: A Case Studies Approach presents problem-based
learning scenarios that explore authentic situations found in K–12 classrooms.
The scenarios can be read and discussed in a short amount of time, allow the
reader to gain greater understanding through empathy, require an analysis of
multiple perspectives and support the standards of excellence set forth in
gifted education standards. Using the cases in the book, educators will gain
the insight needed to improve the identification of and services for gifted and
talented students in light of these standards.