Conceptual Frameworks for Giftedness and Talent Development explores current and enduring theories and comprehensive models of giftedness and talent development. Each chapter:
- Includes a description of a different model, theory, or framework.
- Shares the most important implications of each model, including underrepresentation and social justice issues.
- Provides commentary on how each model compares to others.
- Includes discussion questions for use with students and professionals.
The editors also consider common issues across conceptual frameworks, such as the degree to which achievement defines giftedness, the goal of gifted education, and the role of psychosocial factors. This is a comprehensive reference for scholars and practitioners in the field, as well as those studying at the graduate level.
Tracy L. Cross holds an endowed chair, Jody and Layton Smith Professor of Psychology and Gifted Education, and is the Executive Director of the Center for Gifted Education at William and Mary.