From the Publisher: No child should have to be identified as "gifted" in order to benefit from a rich, challenging learning experience. This book tells the story of the Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) at UC Berkeley, an example of a long-standing, self-supporting summer program that shifted from "mining" to "growing" talent. The authors provide an insider's view of the teachers, students, curriculum, and school culture as a model for creating academic enrichments programs in and out of school. Advocating for a more inclusive view of talent and its development, this lively book: Examines a well-respected talent development program that serves children and youth beyond the more typical group identified as "gifted." Describes practices that have been successful with elementary students as well as high school students preparing to enter college. Offers compelling portraits of real children delighting in intellectually demanding and engaging learning. Identifies what is required of society and schools to offer an ATDP-type of education to all children in all classrooms.
Grow talent, don't mine it -- Welcome to the academic conversation! -- When learning is child's play -- Every child's right: academic talent development in all communities and classrooms -- Changing college--going from chance to choice -- The gift of community and the community of gifts
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