Call for Chapters: Strategies and Considerations for Educating the Academically Gifted

Editors

Tia Neal, University of Louisiana at Monroe, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: June 22, 2022
Full Chapters Due: October 20, 2022
Submission Date: October 20, 2022

Introduction

The realm of education is vast and includes a plethora of topics and disciplines, one of those being special education, which covers more specific areas relevant to individual learning needs of students. Within the discipline of special education is academically gifted, and this distinct area is not typically required as a topic of focus in traditional teacher preparation programs for regular education teachers. Therefore, it is essential that current research is conducted and published that will provide educators, both general and special, with resources that can assist them in providing gifted students with learning experiences tailored to their individual needs. In the text, Strategies and Considerations for Educating the Academically Gifted, readers will find a complete overview of issues relevant to gifted education. The reader will find a thorough discussion of topics, such as assessments and identification procedures relevant to academically gifted students, social and emotional issues related to the gifted, and programs available for gifted leaners on a global level. The text is highly beneficial and appropriate for college professors who are designing courses focused on gifted education, college students pursuing degrees in special education, gifted education teachers, those pursuing add-on certifications in the area of academically gifted, and regular education teachers who wish to learn more about the field of academically gifted. School building administrators and high school counselors will also find the text helpful in assisting students with planning for success in both the K-12 and higher educational settings.

Objective

This publication is highly relevant in the field of special education, and it is imperative that research specific to the field of gifted is made available to those who seek to improve the quality of education for gifted students. This text will be an exceptional resource for college and university students who seek certification in gifted education as well as the professors who are teaching the courses. The topics in this text will greatly impact the field of gifted education through the research that will contribute to the existing knowledge in the field with the most up-to-date information to effect positive change and growth. In order for gifted students to have the greatest potential for success, professionals who work with them need resources that are both recent and relevant. Through the utilization of this text, educators of the gifted will have a resource readily available to provide knowledge on some of the most critical issues related to academically gifted students.

Target Audience

The target audience will be college and university students who are seeking to obtain a degree or certification in special education, specifically gifted. College and university professors can utilize the book as a textbook for their courses. Potential uses include: 1) Using the book as an anchor text for college courses, and 2) Using the book as a resource for educators who serve gifted students in a K-12 setting.

Recommended Topics

Evolution of the Definition of Academically Gifted (there is a proposal on this topic already), Assessment and Identification of Academically Gifted Students, Creativity in the Classroom for Advanced Learners (there is a proposal on this topic already), General Education Teacher Perspectives Towards Gifted Learners and how those Perceptions Impact the Gifted, Metacognitive Strategies for Teaching the Gifted (there is a proposal on this topic already), Differentiation for Gifted Learners (there is a proposal on this topic already), Characteristics of Gifted Learners (ranging from mildly/moderately gifted to profoundly gifted), Myths Associated with Gifted Learners - Anxiety, Depression, & Suicide as Related to Gifted Learners (there is a proposal on this topic already), Asynchronous Development, Perfectionism and the Gifted Child, Minorities in Gifted Education Including LGBTQ+, Underachieving Gifted Learners (there is a proposal on this topic already), Twice-Exceptional Learners, Curriculum Models in Gifted Education, Unrealistic Expectations, Global Gifted Programs (there is a proposal on this topic already), Using Technology to Enhance Gifted Programs, Reaching Low-Income High-Achieving Students (there is a proposal on this topic already), Using Bloom's Taxonomy to Unlock Potential and Lift the Learning Ceilings of Gifted Learners, Legislation and Funding Surrounding Gifted Education, Advancing the Gifted in Mathematics, Advancing the Gifted in English Language Arts, Counseling Gifted Black Students (there is a proposal on this topic already), Designing Curricular Units to be Meaningful, Relevant, and Culturally Responsive (there is a proposal on this topic already), From Little Genius to an Ecology of Success - Changing Conceptualizations of the Highly Gifted (there is a proposal on this topic already), Gifted and Talented Programming: A Continuum of Services (there is a proposal on this topic already), Income, Inequity, and Intersectionality: Reaching Low-Income High-Achieving Students (there is a proposal on this topic already), South Asian students in Gifted Education: Importance of the Home-school Connection (there is a proposal on this topic already)

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before June 22, 2022, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by July 6, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by October 20, 2022, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Strategies and Considerations for Educating the Academically Gifted. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.



Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit https://www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2023.



Important Dates

June 22, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
July 6, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
October 20, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
December 18, 2022: Review Results Returned
January 29, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
February 12, 2023: Final Chapter Submission



Inquiries

Dr. Tia Neal
University of Louisiana at Monroe
neal@ulm.edu



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