Comprehensive Curriculum for Gifted Learnersprovides a theoretical, research-based framework and practical ideas for writing, implementing, and adapting curriculum for gifted learners in a standards-based era.Readers are first introduced to various curriculum theories, the Integrated Curriculum Model, curriculum reform, and a process for curriculum design and development, culminating in examples of key curriculum products.Specific core subject areas and non-core subject areas (including thinking skills, creativity, leadership, and the arts) are addressed with practical examples and connections to standards with adaptations for gifted learners. At-risk populations, connections to technology, interdisciplinary approaches, assessment options, and instructional and classroom management strategies are also emphasized and discussed in detail.Finally, leadership and programming options, as well as new directions in curriculum for gifted learners, provide the reader with an overall examination of a comprehensive approach for teaching, adapting, and leading best-practice initiatives in curriculum for gifted learners.Highlights of the Third Edition: Corecontent sections provide adaptations and connections to national standards. Specific attention toat-risk populationsof gifted learners including minorities and low-income as well as twice-exceptional gifted is provided throughout the book as relevant to each content area as well as a dedicated chapter specific to accommodating special needs. New chapter on technology connectionswith relevant options for gifted learners. New chapter on assessment and evaluation of gifted learners, especially in the age of accountability. New or significantly updated graphic organizers, lesson plans, relevant examples, and model curricula. Guiding questions for discussion at the end of each chapterto elicit discussion and planning for small group readings, college coursework, or individual reflections on learning.Stambaugh, Tamra is the author of 'COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM FOR GIFTED LEARNERS', published 2005 under ISBN 9780205388653 and ISBN 0205388655.