Profiles of influence in gifted education: Historical perspectives and future directions
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the National Association of Gifted Children, "Profiles of Influence in Gifted Education" provides a retrospective review of events and milestones that have shaped the field of gifted education, as well as a glimpse into the future of the field, as we move forward in the 21st century. Through individual profiles, more than 50 influential people in the field of gifted education share their perceptions and insights of where the field has been and it where it is going. Each profile includes contact information, professional background, significant contributions, publications, people who have influenced their careers, perceptions of critical events, and opinions on future changes. Along with a historical overview, the book contains narrative summaries of the critical events in gifted education and needed changes suggested by the field's most prominent thinkers. In addition, profiles of the major organizations and associations supporting gifted education are included. This critical reference offers a unique look at gifted education's past and future.