Introduction to Curriculum Design in Gifted Education

Kristen Stephens and Frances Karnes
Prufrock Press
2015

Gifted students require a curriculum that intentionally aligns with their advanced abilities to ensure engagement at the appropriate level of intensity and depth. Stephens, an associate professor of the practice in the Program in Education, and her co-author offer an in-depth exploration of curriculum development for the gifted. Included are the general foundations of good curriculum design, a survey of curriculum models appropriate for gifted learners, an examination of design considerations across content areas, a detailed analysis of the role assessment has in the curriculum development process, and an exploration of trends and future directions of curriculum development for the gifted. Each chapter is authored by experts with considerable knowledge pertaining to curriculum implications for gifted students and is written with the practitioner in mind to facilitate effective implementation.

Introduction to Curriculum Design in Gifted Education