Parents of gifted students have often experienced the frustration of trying to get an appropriate education for their children in public and private schools. Teachers have equally experienced the frustration of trying to educate these students due to classroom demands. Over the past two decades, Callard-Szulgit has accumulated well over 1,000 questions asked by parents in her gifted parenting classes, her graduate students of gifted education, education colleagues, and gifted students themselves. This user-friendly book offers common sense and educationally informative answers to the questions and dilemmas that parents and teachers seek. Six chapters are devoted to: Who are the Gifted and Talented?, Programming and Curriculum Development, Perfectionism and Social/Emotional Development, Time Management & Homework Issues, Advocacy, and Gifted Children Speak Out. Humorous cartoons illustrate the text. This book will be of interest to all who seek a fair and equitable education for the gifted.
Rosemary Callard-Szulgit, EdD is currently associated with the State University of New York, College at Brockport, where her courses on Teaching the Gifted K-12, Teaching Writing K-12, and Teaching Reading K-12, have become highly respected.