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Unformatted text preview: http://gcq.sagepub.com Gifted Child Quarterly DOI: 10.1177/0016986207306323 2007; 51; 342 Gifted Child Quarterly Joyce VanTassel-Baska and Elissa F. Brown Toward Best Practice: An Analysis of the Efficacy of Curriculum Models in Gifted Education http://gcq.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/51/4/342 The online version of this article can be found at: Published by: http://www.sagepublications.com On behalf of: National Association for Gifted Children can be found at: Gifted Child Quarterly Additional services and information for http://gcq.sagepub.com/cgi/alerts Email Alerts: http://gcq.sagepub.com/subscriptions Subscriptions: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsReprints.nav Reprints: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav Permissions: http://gcq.sagepub.com/cgi/content/refs/51/4/342 Citations by Katherine Prammer on April 21, 2009 http://gcq.sagepub.com Downloaded from 342 Gifted Child Quarterly Volume 51 Number 4 Fall 2007 342-358 © 2007 National Association for Gifted Children 10.1177/0016986207306323 http://gcq.sagepub.com hosted at http://online.sagepub.com Toward Best Practice: An Analysis of the Efficacy of Curriculum Models in Gifted Education Joyce VanTassel-Baska Elissa F. Brown The College of William and Mary Abstract: This article provides an overview of existing research on 11 curriculum models in the field of gifted edu- cation, including the schoolwide enrichment model and the talent search model, and several others that have been used to shape high-level learning experiences for gifted students. The models are critiqued according to the key fea- tures they contribute to student learning, teacher use, and contextual fit, including alignment to standards and use with special populations of gifted and nongifted learners. The authors also provide a set of key principles derived from the research studies on what has been learned as a field about curriculum and instruction for the gifted. The article concludes with a set of practical considerations for educators in implementing any of the curricula analyzed and specific district applications of the Integrated Curriculum Model (ICM) that illustrate effective implementation over time. Putting the Research to Use: This comparative content analysis of extant curriculum models in the field may be used as a guide for practitioners to select models that meet important criteria to consider in making decisions about curriculum to be used with gifted learners. It provides a thorough look at the research evidence for each model and important implementation considerations. As such, it provides school districts with a template for judging the relative merits of each model and its resultant products for use in classrooms....
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