Where do I start to learn about giftedness and gifted children's needs?

There seems to be an overwhelming amount of information (and misinformation) about giftedness and it's hard to know where to start and what to believe. What's a good entry level for this subject?

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QAGTC Management appreciates the predicament faced by those who want to learn more. Start with one authoritative book or browse the websites.

Four of the best texts to consider reading are:

Clark, Barbara. (2008). Growing up gifted: Developing the potential of children at home and at school. 7th Ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall.

Rogers, K. B. (2002). Re-forming gifted education: Matching the program to the child. Scottsdale, AZ: Great Potential Press.

Tomlinson, C. A. (1999). The differentiated classroom: Responding to the needs of all learners. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Coil, C. (1996). Tools for teaching and learning in the integrated classroom. Melbourne, Vic: Hawker Brownlow Education.

There are some great websites to explore, such as:

http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/
http://www.gifteddevelopment.com/
http://www.nagc.org/
http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/

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