GIFTED EDUCATION PRESS QUARTERLY

Our 27th Anniversary of Publishing GEPQ!

Reading and Exploring Gifted Education Press Quarterly: A Historical Perspective

We have updated the Gifted Education Press Quarterly Web Site so that it contains increasing numbers of previous issues back to the first issue of April 1987. The information contained in the current and previous issues provides a vast and comprehensive resource for learning about the trials and tribulations of the gifted education field during the last twenty years. I believe this collection of all previous issues of Gifted Education Press Quarterly contains an intellectually rich historical coverage of the major issues, ideas and resources in the gifted education field during this period. These documents can be used by teachers, graduate students, professors and parents for the in-depth study of specific topics and issues. The well-written articles are by experienced educators of the gifted.

By re-reading many of these previous articles, I have observed that those published fifteen or more years ago still have fresh ideas and recommendations applicable to today’s gifted education problems and programs. I have also noticed that the gifted education field has been in constant turmoil during this period of time with the same old budget reductions and threats of impending elimination. But by some miracle and lots of persistence, educators and parents of the gifted have withstood these constant onslaughts by politicians, and state and local school boards. They have survived and continued to support the needs of gifted children.

The GEPQ articles from previous years are a rich source of information written by educational leaders such as Susan Winebrenner, Howard Gardner, Joseph Renzulli, Ellen Winner, Joan Smutny, Virgil S. Ward, John Feldhusen, Michael Walters, Jerry Flack, Linda Silverman, James Delisle, Jack Naglieri, James Webb, E. Paul Torrance and Karen Rogers. Teachers and administrators as well as parents have contributed insightful articles through the years on such topics as mentoring, cluster grouping, cooperative learning, reading programs, homeschooling, coercive egalitarianism, multiple intelligences, bibliotherapy, differential education, humanities education, outcomes based education, interdisciplinary learning, content based knowledge, leadership, sensibility, science and mathematics education, teaching Shakespeare, undersea exploration, identifying and educating gifted minority students, identifying and educating young gifted children, and using technology to educate the gifted. Their articles still have relevance to today’s problems of identifying and educating the gifted. In addition, the extensive humanities essays and book reviews discuss great authors and poets who should be studied by gifted students and their teachers.

Examples of Excellent Previous Articles -- 1987-97

I urge you to read the following and other early articles: (1) DEVELOPING A RIGOROUS CURRICULUM FOR THE GIFTED: A PRESSING NEED By James LoGiudice (April 1987 Issue); (2) GIFTED AND TALENTED CHILDREN AND YOUTH EDUCATION ACT: HIGHLIGHTS OF LEGISLATION INTRODUCED IN THE 100TH CONGRESS By Mario Biaggi, M.C. (June-July 1987 Issue); (3) BOOK REVIEW By Michael E. Walters   New York City Public Schools: Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs To Know By E. D. Hirsch, Jr. (Houghton Mifflin, 1987) (August-September 1987 Issue); (4) DIFFERENTIAL EDUCATION FOR THE GIFTED 1987: A DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS AND CALL TO ARMS By Virgil S. Ward   Emeritus Professor of Education   University of Virginia (Fall 1987 Issue); (5) THE NEXT CHALLENGE IN GIFTED EDUCATION By Mary Meeker, Ed.D. (Summer 1988 Issue); (6) INTRODUCTION TO SCOTT READY'S BOOK ON TEACHING QUANTUM MECHANICS TO GIFTED By Stephen W. Hawking  Lucasian Professor of Mathematics   Cambridge University, Cambridge England (Winter 1989); (7) REMARKS BY PROFESSOR JOHN A. WHEELER UPON DEDICATING THE EINSTEIN MEMORIAL AT THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES -- WASHINGTON, D.C. (Spring 1989 Issue); (8) A TRIBUTE TO BARBARA TUCHMAN, HISTORIAN: 1912-1989 By Michael E. Walters    New York City Public Schools (Summer 1989 Issue); (9) THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDYING SPANISH LITERATURE IN A DIFFERENTIATED CURRICULUM By Michael E. Walters   New York City Public Schools (Fall 1989 Issue); (10) LET'S INVEST MORE IN THE 'LIFE OF THE MIND' By Norman Cousins   School of Medicine, UCLA    Los Angeles, California (Winter 1990 Issue); (11) RESPONSE TO WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE CRITICIZING GIFTED EDUCATION PROGRAMS By Joyce VanTassel Baska   College of William and Mary (Winter 1991 Issue); (12) DESIGNING THE CURRICULUM FOR A RESIDENTIAL HIGH SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS GIFTED IN ARTS OR SCIENCES By A. Harry Passow, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Education Teachers College, Columbia University (Summer 1991 Issue); (13) JAMES MICHENER: EPIC NARRATOR OF ECOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE By Michael E. Walters New York City Public Schools (Fall 1991 Issue); (14) PROGRAMS FOR GIFTED STUDENTS IN ILLINOIS: A STUDY IN DIVERSITY AND VIGOR By Joan Franklin Smutny, Director    The Center For Gifted, National-louis University   Evanston, Illinois (Spring 1992 Issue); (15) LETTER FROM WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY, JR. REGARDING GRACE P. LANE'S CRITIQUE OF COOPERATIVE LEARNING: SPRING 1992 ISSUE (Summer 1992 Issue); (16) CREATIVELY GIFTED, LEARNING DISABLED INDIVIDUALS By E. Paul Torrance   Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor Emeritus   University Of Georgia   Athens, Georgia (Spring 1993 Issue); (17) ARE THERE ADDITIONAL INTELLIGENCES? THE CASE FOR NATURALIST, SPIRITUAL AND EXISTENTIAL INTELLIGENCES - PART I By Professor Howard Gardner, Harvard University (Spring 1997 Issue).

In addition, please see the SUMMER 2003 ISSUE -- This issue is dedicated to Professor Virgil S. Ward (1916-2003) who was Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Virginia. Nine of his former graduate students and his daughter describe: (1) Ward's pioneering work in the gifted field; (2) his life and concern for humanity; (3) his original theories of gifted education, including his concept of differentiated instruction; and (4) the wonderful, challenging education he gave to his graduate students.

Copyright Notice

All issues of Gifted Education Press Quarterly and articles in this periodical are copyrighted. All copyright laws of the United States Government apply to this periodical. For example, if you would like to republish/reprint an article from GEPQ in another periodical, please contact us for permission to do so. Thank you.

Key Words List

We have included a Key Words List and Table of Contents to help you search for topics of interest. But sometimes it is just as helpful to link to previous issues (e.g., Fall 1993 or Summer 1994), and engage in a curiosity search of ideas and topics, or to use the FIND feature under the EDIT menu of your Browser. In any event, I urge you not to ignore the oldest issues of GEPQ. They might contain the exact idea gems you’re looking for. Best of success in your search!

Conclusion

My primary goal in compiling all of the previous issues of GEPQ for the Web is to provide educators and parents of the gifted with an extensive resource for developing and advocating programs for these students. In order to fulfill this goal, I am offering a Free Trial ONLINE Subscription (no strings attached!) to you or to any educator or parent who wishes to read and explore GEPQ. Please contact me today at gifted@giftededpress.com to begin reading this wonderful journal. Also, please inform your friends and colleagues about this offer, and tell them to contact me at this email address.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Maurice D. Fisher, Ph.D.

Editor and Publisher


Testimonial from a Parent:

"As I read Summer 2004 Gifted Education Press Quarterly with my 13 year old gifted daughter, we wanted to share with you how touched we were by the article Learning that Lasts a Lifetime: Former Students Tell Us What Works! by Franny McAleer.

"We sat and cried a little for the educators who are missing out on the special gifts of our gifted children. Maggie has spent her last year in a new school that does not understand that sometimes you need to follow the footprints in the snow, and then to go off the path to make the discovery of the winter. She has wasted her time being told to sit still and to stop questioning. We will be sharing this newsletter with her teachers prior to the end of the school year. Thank you to all the individuals who publish this newsletter."

JeanneO, Parent


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TABLE OF CONTENTS - CURRENT AND PREVIOUS ISSUES

Our 27th Anniversary of Publishing GEPQ!

The Summer 2014 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher, Publisher:  Suggestions for Improving the Current State of Gifted Education from Invited Comments on the Center for Excellence in Education Blog

2. The Torrance Legacy Awards:  Keeping Creativity Alive Around the World

Joan Smutny, Director    The Center for Gifted    Glenview, Illinois

3. Creative Mindfulness in STEM Talent Development

Kristina Henry Collins, Ed.S. and Tarek C. Grantham, Ph.D.     Department of Educational Psychology      University of Georgia

4. Preventing Gifted People from Falling by the Wayside

Sanford Aranoff       Adjunct Associate Professor of Mathematics and Science   Rider University       Lawrenceville, New Jersey

5. Making Things Happen in Your G&T Classroom

Harry T. Roman       Inventor, Author, Teacher     East Orange, New Jersey

6. Five Gifted American Movie Directors: Archivists of the Second World War

Michael E. Walters   Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Spring 2014 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher, Publisher: The New York Times supports Gifted Education, Research on gifted students' attainments by David Lubinski and Camilla Benbow

2. The Impact of Inquiry-Based Learning in Mathematics on Gifted and High Potential Secondary Students

Dorothy Sisk, W. Ted Mahavier and Joanne Baker       Lamar University     Beaumont, Texas

3.  Making Games: STEM Learning in Action in the Gifted Classroom

Harry T. Roman     Distinguished Technology Educator

4.  Game Design for 5th Grade G&T Students

S.  Bermeo, Science Lab Teacher

C. Brantner, 5th Grade Teacher

D. Gerdes, 5th Grade Teacher

(All of the above teachers are from Hillside Grammar School in Montclair, New Jersey)

H. Roman, Inventor/Retired Engineer

5. To Teach, We Need To Build the Course around Principles

Sanford Aranoff   Adjunct Associate Professor of Mathematics and Science   Rider University    Lawrenceville, New Jersey

6. Aaron Copland (1900-90): The Wide Range of a Musical Genius

Michael E. Walters     Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Winter 2014 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments from Maurice D. Fisher: New book on Thomas Edison, Encouraging Invention in the Gifted Classroom

2. Exam Schools: Inside America’s Most Selective Public High Schools (2012)   Chapter 1   History and Context

Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Jessica A. Hockett      Thomas B. Fordham Institute

3. Dropout Prevention of a Gifted Youth: Case Study

Hanna David   Tel Aviv University   Israel

4. Increasing the Identification of African-American Gifted Children with Dual Exceptionalities

Michelle Trotman Scott, Ph.D.     University of West Georgia

5. John Hersey (1914-93): An Authentic Core Curriculum for the Gifted

Michael E. Walters     Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Fall 2013 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1.  Greetings for the New School Year from Maurice D. Fisher, Publisher

2.  Gifted Under-Representation and Prejudice: Learning from Allport and Merton

Donna Y. Ford      Peabody College of Education      Vanderbilt University

3.  Teaching as a Subversive Activity: Promoting Individual Thinking in the Era of Homogenization, “Standards,” and “Proficiency”

Stephen Schroeder-Davis     Elk River Public Schools, Minnesota

4.  Supporting Gifted Children through Collaboration with Museums, Symphony Orchestras, and other Arts Organizations

Stephen T. Schroth & Jason A. Helfer    Knox College

5.  Regarding the Role of Imagination in the Works of Some Well Known Artists

Eugene Avergon & Diana Avergon     Art by Choice Publications

6.  Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) and the Definition of Giftedness

Michael E. Walters    Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Summer 2013 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher: Books for Summer Reading; Definitions of Giftedness

2. The Forgotten Gifted Child     Joann DiGennaro, President     Center for Excellence in Education

3. Divorcing the G-Word: A Parent’s Suggestion for Defining Giftedness      Suki Wessling

4. Abraham-Itzl from Jerusalem:  A Meeting with a Gifted Ultra-Orthodox Boy     Hanna David     Tel Aviv University

5. Comments Regarding Dr. Jim Delisle’s Critique (A Defining Moment, GEPQ, Winter 2013 issue) of the NAGC Definition of Giftedness

Dr. Kristie Speirs Neumeister     Associate Professor     Ball State University

Dr. Jim Delisle     Distinguished Professor of Education (Retired)        Kent State University

6. Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), Progenitor of STEAM Education for the Gifted     Michael E. Walters     Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Spring 2013 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher: Two New Books for Improving the Education of Gifted Students; About the Authors

2. Enrichment and Acceleration: Best Practice for the Gifted and Talented    Echo H. Wu, Ph.D.     Murray State University

3. Intellectualism      Stephen Schroeder-Davis      Elk River Public Schools, Minnesota

4. Challenging the Bright Ones    R. E. Myers     Healdsburg, California

5. STEM — The Perfect Transition from School to Work for Gifted Students     Harry T. Roman      Distinguished Technology Educator

6. The Metamorphosis of Vladimir Nabokov and the Gifted Sensibility     Michael E. Walters     Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Winter 2013 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher: Educating Gifted Hispanic Students; About the Authors

2. A Defining Moment       James R. Delisle

3. Professors Substituting In High School     Sanford Aranoff     Rider University     Lawrenceville, New Jersey

4. Learning about Faith     Jerry Flack     University of Colorado

5. Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961): Literacy for the Gifted     Michael E. Walters     Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools

6. Tribute to the Great Cultural Historian Jacques Barzun who died at 104 Years in October 2012        Maurice D. Fisher   Publisher      Gifted Education Press Quarterly


The Fall 2012 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher: Michel de Montaigne; About the Authors

2.Why Don’t Our Schools Graduate More Intellectuals?

Stephen Schroeder-Davis      Elk River Public Schools, Minnesota

3. Response to Intervention (RtI): How Does Gifted Education Fit?  Hide and Seek

Searetha Smith-Collins      Washington, DC

4. Collective Biographies, Part II

Jerry Flack    University of Colorado

5. Letters to the Editor – Shlomit Rachmel and Hanna David

6. Remembering Ray (Bradbury)

Harry T. Roman        Distinguished Technology Educator

7. Why Ray Bradbury Matters: A Tribute to His life and Creativity (1920-2012)

Michael E. Walters      Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Summer 2012 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher: About the Authors

2. Teaching Gifted English Language Learners: Tools for the Regular Classroom

Joan Franklin Smutny    The Center for Gifted     Glenview, Illinois

3. Ethical Issues in Educating and Counseling the Gifted

Hanna David     Tel Aviv University, Israel

4. Jerrie Cobb, The-Other-Magpie, Dr. Valerie L. Thomas, Andrew “Rube” Foster, and Toni Kurz:   Who Are They? What Made Them Unique? Discover Their Stories in Reading Collective Biographies

Jerry Flack   University of Colorado

5. Reasons that Charles Dickens Matters for the Gifted:  Celebrating the Bicentennial of His Birth

Michael E. Walters     Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Spring 2012 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1.  Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher –– Outstanding new book on teaching advanced students by Smutny and von Fremd

2. Patience, Perseverance and Releasing the Extraordinary: A Look at Gifted Artists and Domain Mastery 

Eugene Avergon         Diana Avergon

3. Introduction to Immortal Poets (2011, The Seashell Press, Kindle Edition)

Christopher Burns, Editor and Publisher

4. Inducing Critical and Creative Sets When Teaching Writing

R. E. Myers

5. Teach Your Gifted Students How Wishes and Patents Power the Economy

Harry T. Roman

6. Irving Berlin (1888-1989): The Giftedness of an American Icon and Musical Innovator

Michael E. Walters


The Winter 2012 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1.  Editorial Comments by Maurice FisherTwenty-Five Years of Publishing Gifted Education Press Quarterly

2.  Analyzing Parent Evaluations of Gifted and Talented Programs

F. Neil Mathews, Ph.D.    Louisiana State University

3.  The Teacher’s Integrity and the Classroom Community’s Impact on Self-Esteem and Integration

Ivan C. Frank     Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

4.  Digital Knowing: How Young Children’s Ease with Technology is Changing Expectations …Implications for Educating Gifted Students

Diane Witt   New Albany, Ohio

5.  Bring the Educational Power of Steve Jobs into Your Gifted Classroom

Harry T. Roman     Technology and Engineering Educator

6.  Interview with Michael E. Walters, Ed.D. – Maurice Fisher, Interviewer


The Fall 2011 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher — Example of an Outstanding STEM Education Program, and Parenting Black Gifted Learners by Joy Lawson Davis, Ed.D.

2. Lessons We Can Learn from Bill Gates’ Dropping Out of Harvard University

Sanford Aranoff     Rider University     Lawrenceville, New Jersey

3. Auditory Thinking Strategies: A Learner-Centered Approach to Examine and Find Meaning in Music

Stephen T. Schroth & Jason A. Helfer     Knox College     Galesburg, Illinois

4. CREATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKING

Robert E. Myers     Healdsburg, California

5. Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), Film Director: Unity of Personal Genius and Synergy

Michael E. Walters       Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Summer 2011 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher  Discussion of two important books: STEM Education for Gifted Students by Harry Roman, and Educating Gifted Black Students by Donna Y. Ford

2. Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, and Intelligence

Hanna David, Ph.D.     Ben Gurion University at Eilat, Israel

3. Increasing the Eligibility of Title I Students for Gifted Education Programs: Pilot Study using the Kingore Observation Inventory

Suzanne F. Little, Ph.D.    Central Washington University   Ellensburg

Mary Ann Kaesberg, Ed.D.  Seminole County Public Schools Sanford, Florida

4. Get to Know about Technology Education for Gifted Students

Harry T. Roman   Technology and Engineering Educator   East Orange, New Jersey

5. My Fair Lady as a Humanities Project

Michael E. Walters   Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Spring 2011 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher – Applying Practical Wisdom to Gifted Education

2. Excuses for Not Developing Mathematical Talent

Susan G. Assouline   Professor of School Psychology   University of Iowa

Ann Lupkowski Shoplik  Director     Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students (C-MITES)

3. Why Gifted Students Need Trained Gifted Teachers

Nanci Mart   Conewago Valley Pennsylvania School District

Judy Micheletti     Berwick Pennsylvania Area School District

4. Comments from a Friend of Gifted Education

Alexis I. du Pont de Bie, Ph.D.   Center for the Analysis of Gifted Education

5. Decoding William Faulkner and the Gifted

Michael E. Walters   Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Winter 2011 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher — Discussion of New Book on the Effects of the Internet on Learning

2. “What Do I Want to be When I Grow Up?”   Empowering  Gifted Students to Create their Own Future

Joan Franklin Smutny     The Center for Gifted   Glenview, Illinois

3. 2e in Hard Times

Linda C. Neumann   Editor and Co-Publisher of 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter

4. Gifted Lives: What Happens When Gifted Children Grow Up

Joan Freeman    Middlesex University    London

5. A Halloween Celebration of the Gifted Writer, Ray Bradbury

Michael E. Walters    Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Fall 2010 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher  Need for a Resurgence in Creative Learning andTeaching.

2. Under-Representation and Gifted Education:  The More Things Change, the More They Must Not Stay the Same

Donna Y. Ford, Ph.D.     Peabody College of Education    Vanderbilt University

3. Gifted African-American Students’ Participation in Pre-Collegiate STEM Programs: High School Counselors as Advocates

Malik S. Henfield, Ph.D.   The University of Iowa

Tarek C. Grantham, Ph.D.   University of Georgia

4. Summary of Understanding Giftedness: A Chinese-Israeli Casebook (2009, Pearson Education)

Hanna David, Ph.D.    Ben Gurion University at Eilat, Israel

5. Should Special Education Programming for Gifted Students Be A Right or A Privilege?

Kim M. DeRonda     Stafford County, Virginia Public Schools

6. Giftedness as Intimations of Immortality

Michael E. Walters   Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Summer 2010 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher – Some Useful Resources for Gifted Child Advocacy

2. Under-Representation of African American Students in Gifted Education: Nine Theories and Frameworks for Information, Understanding, and Change

Donna Y. Ford, Ph.D.   Peabody College of Education   Vanderbilt University

Michelle Trotman Scott, Ph.D.   College of Education   University of West Georgia

3. An Interview with Dr. Margie Kitano   San Diego State University

Interviewers:

Teresa Rowlison, Ph.D.   Southwest Regional Education Center

Michael F. Shaughnessy, Ph.D.   Eastern New Mexico University

4. Inside Specialized High Schools for the Gifted: A Comparison of Two Major Studies

Jill Olthouse    The University of Toledo

5. George Santayana (1863-1952): Nurturer of the Gifted Sensibility

Michael E. Walters, Ed.D.   Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Spring 2010 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher – Discussion of a Recent Book on International Studies of Giftedness; Further Comments on Gifted Education

2. Screening and Identifying Gifted Children: What All Educators and Parents Should Know

Echo Wu     Department of Early Childhood Education   Hong Kong Institute of Education

3. Varsity Academics®

Will Fitzhugh     The Concord Review

4. Depression and the Gifted Child

Stephie P. McCumbee     University of North Carolina at Charlotte

5. Jeff Shaara: Gifted Writer of Military Fiction

Michael E. Walters    Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Winter 2010 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher – Discussion of Subscribers to Gifted Education Press Quarterly

2. Providing Access and Equity: Focusing on Underrepresented High Potential Students in Inquiry-Based Science 

Dorothy Sisk  Lamar University    Beaumont, Texas

3. Facilitating Creative Reading for Gifted Students 

R. E. Myers   Healdsburg, California

4. Nurturing a Gifted Reader

Celia Webb, President   Pilinut Press   Warrenton, Virginia

5. Critique of the Current State of Gifted Education

Alexis I. du Pont de Bie, Ph.D.    Center for the Analysis of Gifted Education

6. Turner Classic Movies and the Gifted

Michael E. Walters, Ed.D.   Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Fall 2009 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1.Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher – Discussion of the Center for Excellence in Education; the Need for a New National Gifted Advocacy Organization

2. Preserving the “Sense of Wonder”: An Arts Approach to Engaging Young Gifted Learners

Joan Franklin Smutny, Director   The Center for Gifted   National-Louis University

3. How is A Teacher of the Gifted Supposed to Teach?

Sanford Aranoff    Adjunct Associate Professor of Mathematics and Science   Rider University   Lawrenceville, New Jersey

4. The Gifted Arab Child in Israel: Book Summary

Hanna David     Ben Gurion University at Eilat, Israel

5. Ernest Hemingway: Prose Impressionist for the Gifted

Michael E. Walters    Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Summer 2009 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher — Discussion of Heroes of Giftedness

2. Gifted Education in China: A Transition toward Student-Centered Instruction

Stephen T. Schroth   Jason A. Helfer   Diana L. Beck   Katherine M. Latshaw & Zachary A. Bahr

Educational Studies Department     Knox College    Galesburg, Illinois

3. Parent/School Communication in Gifted Education

Kai Brunkalla    Dawn Brunkalla        Walsh University    North Canton, Ohio

4. N. Scott Momaday: Native American Creative Writer, Artist and Activist

Dorothy Clare Massalski       University of Arizona   Tucson, Arizona

5. Little Dorrit (1857): A Novel for Gifted Students

Michael E. Walters     Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Spring 2009 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher: Abraham Lincoln - Autodidact; Four Crucial Issues in Gifted Education

2. You, A Creative Reader 

Robert E. Myers    Creative Teaching and Learning Consultant      Healdsburg, California

3.  Guiding Gifted Girls to the “Different Drummer”

Joan Smutny, Director   The Center for Gifted         National-Louis University    Glenview, Illinois

4. Germans, Jews, the Nobel Prize in Science and Medicine: Comment on the Ziegler & Stoeger Chapter in Conceptions of Giftedness: Sociocultural Perspectives (2007)

Hanna David    Ben Gurion University at Eilat, Israel

5. Abraham Lincoln: A Potpourri of Intelligence

Michael E. Walters   Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Winter 2009 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1.  Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher – List of Gifted Programs and Activities in Need of Federal, State and Local Funding

2. To Educate the Gifted, We Need To Stress Basic Principles

Sanford Aranoff      Rider University      Lawrenceville, New Jersey

3. Education of Gifted Students in Israel: General and Mathematics Education

Shlomit Rachmel      The Ministry of Education     Jerusalem, Israel     

Roza Leikin   University of Haifa    Haifa, Israel

4. Using Ebooks to Enrich and Expand Literacy Experiences for Secondary Gifted Readers

Christine L. Weber        Terrence W. Cavanaugh           Nile V. Stanley

University of North Florida    Jacksonville

5. Itzhak Perlman – Gifted Violinist, Conductor and Teacher

Michael E. Walters      Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Fall 2008 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher – Studies of Heroes of Giftedness

2. Securing a Future for Gifted Girls   Joan Franklin Smutny     Center for Gifted      National-Louis University

3. Looking Back at a Half-Century of Creativity and Education   Robert E. Myers   Healdsburg, California

4. Differentiation Is an Art, Not a Science   Amy Bernstein     Framingham, Massachusetts

5. Contemporary American Artist Wayne Thiebaud: Some Influences and Mentors   Eugene Avergon      Diana Avergon        Art by Choice Books     Fletcher, North Carolina

6. Khaled Hosseini: Afghan-American Novelist and Medical Doctor    Michael E. Walters   Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Summer 2008 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher – Summer Activities for Gifted Students

2. AP Classes: Advanced Placement or Advancing the Privileged?

Donna Y. Ford          Gilman W. Whiting         Vanderbilt University

3. Mathematical Giftedness: Acceleration Mathematics Program (AMP) at Tel Aviv University

Hanna David          Ben Gurion University    Eilat, Israel

4. A Tripod for a Triad: Providing Affective Support for Students’ Type III Projects  in the Enrichment Triad Model

Elizabeth A. Romey         University of South Alabama

5. Aesthetic Percipience Part 2: Instructional Strategies that Support Gifted Students’ Appreciation of and Affinity for the Fine Arts

Jason A. Helfer        Stephen T. Schroth       Educational Studies Department      Knox College

6. Jane Austen (1775-1817) and the Sensibility of Giftedness

Michael E. Walters          Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools

7. Challenging Gifted Children to Use Both Hemispheres of the Brain

R. E. Myers      Healdsburg, California


The Spring 2008 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1.  Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher – Oscar Peterson, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and Black History Month

2.  The Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model (SCGM)    Susan Winebrenner       San Marcos, California

Dina Brulles    Paradise Valley Unified School District    Phoenix, Arizona

3.  A Never Ending Debate: Cultural Bias in Testing    Gilman W. Whiting       Vanderbilt University

4.  Aesthetic Percipience, Part 1: The Value of Supporting Gifted Students’ Appreciation of and Affinity for the Fine Arts     Jason A. Helfer       Stephen T. Schroth           Educational Studies Department        Knox College    Galesburg, Illinois

5.  Gifted Children and Shakespeare:  Using Monologues and Scenes    Douglas King       Gannon University     Erie, Pennsylvania

6.  John Grisham: Literary Entertainments for Gifted Students    Michael E. Walters      Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Winter 2008 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher – Library Learning for Gifted Students in the Framework of Four Curriculum and Learning Models.

2. Conducting Cross-Cultural Research: Implications for Gifted Education

Donna Y. Ford, Ph.D.     College of Education     Vanderbilt University  

Gilman W. Whiting, Ph.D.    College of Arts and Science     Vanderbilt University  

James L. Moore III, Ph.D.    College of Education and Human Ecology     The Ohio State University

Tarek C. Grantham, Ph.D.     College of Education     University of Georgia

3. Biology Striking a Chord with U.S. High School Students

Joann P. DiGennaro    President

Center for Excellence in Education (CEE)     McLean, Virginia

4. What Young Teachers of the Gifted Need to Know and Do

Sanford Aranoff, Ph.D.    Professor of Physics and Mathematics      Rider University   Lawrenceville, New Jersey

5. NCLB Implications of Identifying and Teaching Gifted Students

Stephanie Giese    Teacher of the Gifted      Hillsborough County Public Schools     Tampa, Florida

6. Alistair Cooke’s Memorable Account of America during the Second World War

Michael E. Walters        Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Fall 2007 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher – (1) Studying the Educational Needs of Gifted Students both In- and Outside of School; and (2) Designing a Comprehensive Curriculum in the Humanities, Arts, Science, Mathematics and Technology.

2. A Technology Based Resource for Challenging Gifted and Talented Students       

Joseph S. Renzulli      Sally M. Reis     The University of Connecticut

3. The Unserved, Under-Served, and Inappropriately Served:  Educating Gifted and Talented Minority Students

Searetha Smith-Collins, Ed.D.      Washington, D.C.

4. The Quality of Visual Arts Activity in a Gifted Learning Environment

Eugene Avergon       Diana Avergon        Art by Choice Books            Fletcher, North Carolina

5. Stephen King’s Advice to Gifted Writers    

Michael E. Walters   Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Summer 2007 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher – (1) Tragedy at Virginia Tech; and (2) Keynote Address by Sally Reis at the annual Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE) meeting.

2. Teacher Referral as Gatekeeping:   Cultural Diversity Training is One Key to Opening Gifted Education Doors     Donna Y. Ford     Peabody College of Education     Vanderbilt University

3. An Interview with M.K. Raina: About Creativity      Michael F. Shaughnessy      Eastern New Mexico University    Portales, New Mexico and Senior Columnist for EdNews.org

4. Humanities: A Contracted Curriculum     Ross Butchart       Vancouver, British Columbia

5. In Memoriam: Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) and Multifaceted Giftedness     Michael E. Walters        Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Spring 2007 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher – Observations on our Twentieth Anniversary.

2. Continuing the Search for Equity and Excellence: An Overview of Frasier’s Talent Assessment Profile (F-TAP)   

Tarek C. Grantham  University of Georgia       Donna Y. Ford       Peabody College of Education   Vanderbilt University

3. Gifted English Language Learners: Developing Talent while Supporting English Language Acquisition      

Stephen T. Schroth       Educational Studies Department    Knox College    Galesburg, Illinois

4. A Thinking Strategy for Tomorrow’s Gifted Leaders: Six Thinking Hats        

Franny F. McAleer      Indiana University of Pennsylvania

5. Gifted Students Left Behind: A Student’s Perspective    

Alison Micheletti       Immaculata University       Immaculata, Pennsylvania

6. The “Meat” of Giftedness: The Letters of E. B. White (1899-1985)       

Michael E. Walters      Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Winter 2007 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher -- Two persistent issues in the gifted education field.

2. Highlights from The Mary Frasier Teacher Scholars Program: A Dream Come True    Donna Y. Ford  Vanderbilt University    Tarek C. GranthamUniversity of Georgia

3. GATE Programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District: Do they Exist or Not?  Sylvia Tansey    Psychologist (Retired)       Los Angeles Unified School District

4. Project-Based and Performance Task Activities for Teaching History and Social Studies to the Gifted   Jan Purnell   Teacher of the Gifted     Littlestown, Pennsylvania School District

5. No Average High School Student   Marcy Reedy    Center for Excellence in Education    McLean, Virginia

6. Study of True Critical Thinking: George Orwell’s Essays   Michael E. Walters    Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Fall 2006 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher – Some Innovations in Gifted Education

2. Nurturing the Inner Strengths of Highly Intuitive and Sensitive Gifted Children  Joan Franklin Smutny      National Louis University

3. Gifted Elementary Mathematics Education in Russia and the United States  Yong S. Colen    Sarah Napolitan and Victoria Damiani  Indiana University of Pennsylvania   Jinho Kim  Daegu National University of Education

4. Choosing a Domain, Looking for a Mentor: A Research and Painting Project  Eugene Avergon    Diana Avergon     Art by Choice Books    Fletcher, North Carolina

5. Five Points Concerning The Grapes of Wrath as Related to Gifted Education   Michael E. Walters   Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Summer 2006 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher – Importance of Identifying and Educating Minority Students who are Gifted in Science and Mathematics

2. Promoting a Scholar Identity in African American Males:  Recommendations for Gifted Education  Gilman W. Whiting    Peabody College of Education Vanderbilt University

3. Under-Representation of Diverse Students in Gifted Education: Recommendations for Non-Discriminatory Assessment: Part 2   Gilman W. Whiting and Donna Y. Ford  Peabody College of Education  Vanderbilt University

4. Giftedness and ADHD: Overlapping Characteristics and Problems in Diagnosis and Treatment  Rebecca Gray and Sherry K. Bain   University of Tennessee-Knoxville

5. Book Review -- American Courage: Remarkable True Stories Exhibiting the Bravery That Has Made Our Country Great (2005) by Herbert W. Warden III (Editor). New York: William Morrow

6. Essay -- Paul Johnson’s Study of Creative Individuals   Michael E. Walters   Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Spring 2006 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher – Developments in the Education of Gifted Students

2. Under-Representation of Diverse Students in Gifted Education: Recommendations for Nondiscriminatory Assessment (Part 1) by Donna Y. Ford and Gilman W. Whiting    Peabody College of Education    Vanderbilt University

3. An Administrator’s Guide to Growing a Small District Gifted Program: A Tactical Pursuit to Build Program Support from the Inside Out by Alicia Cotabish     Center for Gifted Education     University of Arkansas at Little Rock

4. Struggles of Gifted Children in School: Possible Negative Outcomes by Sarah J. Bender College of Southern Idaho  Twin Falls, Idaho

5. Charles Dickens (1812-70), Our Contemporary by Michael E. Walters    Center For the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Winter 2006 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1.  Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher – Discussion of Large Differences between State and National Achievement Test Results and Implications for Gifted Education Programs

2. Identification of Young Culturally Diverse Students for Gifted Education Programs   Donna Y. Ford    Peabody College of Education    Vanderbilt University   Nashville, Tennessee

3. Effective Pedagogical Strategies and Philosophies for Gifted Students of Color   H. Richard Milner   Peabody College of Education    Vanderbilt University

4. A Measured Look at the Double Challenge to the Standardized I.Q. Test as the Identification Tool for the Gifted and Talented   Catherine McClure   University of Michigan   Rackham School of Graduate Studies

5. Moses Maimonides (1138-1204): Scholar of Giftedness   Michael E. Walters   Center For The Study of The Humanities in The Schools

6. Gifted, Yes – But Also Underchallenged    Letter from Joseph Piro   Department of Curriculum & Instruction         Long Island University   Brookville, New York

7. Book Reviews: 1776 (2005) by David McCullough. New York: Simon & Schuster; and The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard Feynman (1999) by Jeffrey Robbins (Editor). New York: Basic Books


The Fall 2005 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1.  Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher - Discussion of federal legislation for gifted education during the last twenty years, and history of the concept of “differentiation for the gifted”

2. Ten Suggestions for Increasing Diversity in Gifted Education by Donna Y. Ford    Betts Chair of Education and Human Development    Peabody College of Education   Vanderbilt University

3. Growing Young Gifted Authors in An Inner City School by Bobbi Murphy   Teacher of the Gifted    Huntsville City Schools Huntsville, Alabama

4. How Young is Too Young?  A Case for Early Identification of Gifted Learners by Margaret A. McGuire, Cynthia G. Simpson and Barbara Polnick     Sam Houston State University   Huntsville, Texas

5. The Humanities: Enlightening or Obsolete?  by Ross Butchart     Vancouver, Canada

6. Lessons of the Mostly Mozart Festival and Contemporary Gifted Education by Michael E. Walters   Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Summer 2005 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher -- Discussion of how the Internet has helped to sustain Gifted Education in a time of trouble.

2. Compacting, Enrichment and Multiple Intelligences Theory in Gifted Education: A Dutch Example     By Heleen Wientjes and Rosie Tanner        IVLOS Institute of Education  Utrecht University      The Netherlands

3. Differentiation versus Standards–Based Instruction    By Lynn Toney  Boaz City School System       Boaz, Alabama

4. A Former GT Student Discusses Her Experiences with Acceleration, and Comments on A Nation Deceived (2005)   By Elizabeth Chapman    Texas A&M University    College Station, Texas

5. Tribute to Robert Penn Warren By Michael E. Walters    Center for Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Spring 2005 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher -- Discussion of some interesting books related to the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's paper on special relativity

2. Experience and Processing: The Funnel and Cylinder Analogy of Giftedness by Shulamit Widawsky  Counselor Annandale, Virginia

3. Teaching Physics to Gifted Students by Raja Almukahhal, Director Math & Science Learning Center (MSLC) Falls Church, Virginia

4. (More) Observations from the Sharp End: Recommendations for Teaching Gifted Students in High School by Tony Burnett   High School Teacher of the Gifted North Canterbury, New Zealand

5. The Buck Stops Here: Tribute to One of Our Most Gifted Presidents, Harry S. Truman by Michael E. Walters  Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Winter 2005 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher -- Discussion of The Importance of Museum Education For Gifted Children (e.g., the new Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Center)

2. Mathematics Education For The Gifted, Elementary Level And Beyond by Kai Brunkalla Walsh University North Canton, Ohio

3. Some Observations From The Sharp End by Tony Burnett High School Teacher of The Gifted North Canterbury, New Zealand

4. One Minute Test-taking Tips by Ronald L. Rubenzer Greensboro, North Carolina

5. Tribute to A Great Opera Singer: Robert Merrill (1917-2004) by Michael E. Walters Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Fall 2004 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher -- Discussion of the decline in literary reading, rationale for placing back issues of GEPQ on Web Site.

2. The Forgotten Children: An Open Letter to Gifted Children and their Parents By Penny Choice Coordinator for Gifted Education and Fine Arts Lake County Regional Office of Education Grayslake, Illinois

3. Helping Gifted Students with Music By J.L. Staudinger Gifted Educator -- East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education Baldwin City, Kansas and Music Educator -- Carnegie Arts, Leavenworth, Kansas

4. The Gifted Child Left Behind By Mark M. Wood Gifted Support Specialist Downingtown, Pennsylvania Area School District

5. Isaac Asimov (1920-92): Soul Mate of the Gifted By Michael E. Walters Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Summer 2004 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher -- Problems of summer programs for the gifted.

2. Student Perceptions of the International Baccalaureate Program: A First-Year Perspective

By Rita Culross, Professor Claire Dawkins Emily Tarver Louisiana State University College of Education Baton Rouge

3. Learning that Lasts a Lifetime: Former Students Tell Us What Works!

By Franny Forrest McAleer Author, Teacher, Instructor Duquesne University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

4. Essay: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) and the Gifted Education Community

By Michael E. Walters Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Spring 2004 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher -- Comments on the impact of the "No Child Left Behind" Act on gifted education.

2. ANOTHER LOOK AT CLEVELAND’S MAJOR WORK PROGRAM by Barbara Chambers Former Administrator of Major Work Mentor, Ohio

3. RESPONSES TO DR. JOHN FELDHUSEN’S ARTICLE ENTITLED: DO THE GIFTED NEED GIFTED EDUCATION? (WINTER 2004):

A. Response from Joan Franklin Smutny ProfessorCenter for Gifted National Louis University Evanston, Illinois

B. Comments by Mary Fonstad 7-12 Gifted & Talented Resource Specialist Waukesha, Wisconsin School District

C. Do the Gifted Need Gifted Education? A Response to John Feldhusen by Joan Freeman Professor    Middlesex University London, England

D. It Depends: A Parent and Advocate for Excellence in Education Responds to Dr. John Feldhusen’s Question by Susan Grammer Kalamazoo, Michigan Parent Advocate and Region 4 (S.W. Michigan) Representative Michigan Alliance for Gifted Education (M.A.G.E.)

4. Essay: Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast and the Sensibility of Giftedness by Michael E. Walters Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Winter 2004 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher -- Discussion of decline in Michigan'sfunding for gifted education, and the present national crisis in this field.

2. Do The Gifted Need Gifted Education? By John F. Feldhusen Purdue University Distinguished Professor Emeritus

3. Identifying Culturally Diverse and Low Income Gifted Students: Identification Protocols with Promise By Joy L. Baytops The College of William and Mary (Doctoral Candidate)

4. Naturally…Students Will Learn By Vanna Donoyan Coventry Public Schools Coventry, Rhode Island

5. Looking Back: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly about Gifted Programming By Colleen Willard-Holt Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

6. A Holiday Treat from a Gifted Storyteller, J.R.R. Tolkien By Michael E. Walters Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Fall 2003 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher -- Greetings for a successful 2003-04 school year. Tribute to E. Paul Torrance who passed away in July 2003. He was the father of creativity studies and a great educator. Discussion of the activities of Gifted Education Press in the science and mathematics areas.

2. A Forgotten Voice: A Biography of Leta Stetter Hollingworth By Ann G. Klein Eau Claire, Wisconsin (Excerpts from the book published by Great Potential Press, 2002)

3. PERSPECTIVES FROM 55 FEET UNDER THE SEA By Angela Watkins Teacher of Gifted Cedar Cliff High School, Pennsylvania

4. BECOMING AN INTENTIONALLY INVITING TEACHER OF GIFTED STUDENTS By William Watson Purkey University of North Carolina at Greensboro

5. A Review of “Passion’s Discipline: The History of the Sonnet in the British Isles and America” – The New York Public Library (2003) By Michael E. Walters Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Summer 2003 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher -- This issue is dedicated to Professor Virgil S. Ward (1916-2003) who was Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Virginia. Nine of his former graduate students and his daughter describe: (1) Ward's pioneering work in the gifted field; (2) his life and concern for humanity; (3) his original theories of gifted education, including his concept of differentiated instruction; and (4) the wonderful, challenging education he gave to his graduate students.

2. Tributes are presented by:

Rebecca Ward -- Daughter, Reston, Virginia

Robert Stanley Brown, Sr., Ph.D., M.D. -- Clinical Professor of Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Maurice D. Fisher, Ph.D. -- Publisher, Gifted Education Press, Manassas, Virginia

O. Allan Gianniny, Ed.D. -- Emeritus Professor of Technology, Culture, and Communication, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Esther Goldman, Ed.D. -- Norfolk State University (Retired), Norfolk, Virginia

Carl McDaniels, Ed.D. -- Professor of Counseling Education, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

William Watson Purkey, Ed.D. -- Professor of Education, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Joseph S. Renzulli, Ed.D. -- Professor and Director, The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, University of Connecticut, Storrs

Michael E. Walters, Ed.D. -- Professor of Education and Literature, Touro College, New York City

Win Wenger, Ph.D. -- Director, Project Renaissance, Gaithersburg, Maryland

3. This issue also includes an article by Shelley K. Weisberg entitled, A Moving Learning Experience for Gifted Children. She discusses a program for differentiating gifted students' education by combining movement/dance with museum education.


The Spring 2003 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher -- Proposal for "No Gifted Child Left Behind" legislation that emphasizes early identification, advanced differentiated instruction, emphasis on multiple intelligences, and other important concepts of gifted education.

2. Gifted? Talented? How Do We Know? What Do We Do? By John F. Feldhusen, Purdue University

3. Learning to Use Appropriately Selected Trade Books with Gifted Readers in the Regular Classroom: A Sequential Approach to Guiding Gifted Readers By Teresa Smith Masiello, Frederick County Public Schools (Virginia)

4. Tribute to the Seven Fallen Heroes of Space Shuttle Columbia By Michael E. Walters, Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Winter 2003 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher -- Summary of different types of articles published in GEPQ during the last sixteen years. Discussion of two recurring issues concerned with identifying the gifted and the study of high Sensibility levels.

2. Fair Assessment of Gifted Minority Children Using the NNAT By Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D., Director Center for Cognitive Development George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia

3. Celebrating the Senses: An Interdisciplinary Unit for Upper Elementary Gifted Students By Jane P. Mitchell The Rock, Georgia

4. Recognizing Advanced Intellectual Abilities in Pre-School Age Children By Mary F. Bruck, Ed.D. Murrysville, Pennsylvania

5. BOOK REVIEW EXCERPTS FROM GIFTED EDUCATION NEWS-PAGE APRIL-MAY 2002 – Books on Oliver Sacks and Winston Churchill

6. The 20th Century's Political Conscience: George Orwell by Michael E. Walters
Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Fall 2002 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher -- Discussion of the importance of designing rigorous programs for gifted students rather than watered-down enrichment programs.

2. RAISING EXPECTATIONS OF CHILDREN FROM POVERTY BY CAROL HORN FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

3. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE HUMANITIES IN CONFRONTING EVIL IN THE WORLD TODAYBY ANDREW FLAXMAN, EDUCATE YOURSELF FOR TOMORROW
WEST BARRINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS

4. PERFORMING ARTS INSTRUCTION FOR EXCEPTIONALLY AND PROFOUNDLY GIFTED CHILDREN BY BETH WRIGHT NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA

5. The Re-Invention of the Educational Wheel by Michael E. Walters Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Summer 2002 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher -- Proposes that educational programs for the gifted achieve a balance between the humanities, mathematics and the sciences. Introduces articles by Joan Smutny, Lisa Rivero and Michael Walters as strongly supporting humanities education for the gifted.

2. STAND UP FOR GIFTED CHILDREN: ADVOCACY IN THE SCHOOL AND HOME by Joan Franklin Smutny National Louis University Evanston, Illinois

3. IS YOUR SCHOOL SETTING HEALTHY OR TOXIC? by Lisa Rivero Milwaukee, Wisconsin

3. Book Review of Stand Up for Your Gifted: How to Make the Most of Kids' Strengths at School and at Home (2001) by Joan Franklin Smutny. Foreword by Jerry Flack. Free Spirit Publishing, Minneapolis, MN.

4. An Appreciation of John Steinbeck (1902-68) by Michael E. Walters Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Spring 2002 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial comments by Maurice Fisher -- Offers congratulations to GEP author Ken Siegelman on becoming the new Poet Laureate of Brooklyn, New York. Discusses some procedures for improving the identification and education of gifted minority children.

2. Abraham Lincoln: A Hero for the Ages Seen Though the Prism of Multiple Intelligences by Jerry Flack

3. Shakespeare Sampler: A Unit to Connect Elementary Gifted Students to Shakespeare by Jane P. Mitchell

4. Black History and Giftedness by Michael E.Walters -- Discussion of books by the Black author, James McBride who has written, The Color of Water (1996) and Miracle At St. Anna (2002)


The Winter 2002 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher -- Expresses sympathy to families and friends of individuals who were victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, describes new books by two GEPQ advisory panel members, and welcomes Margaret Gosfield to our advisory panel.

2. CULTIVATING COURAGE, CREATIVITY AND CARING BY JAMES WEBB

3. IS COLLEGE AN APPROPRIATE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE PROFOUNDLY GIFTED CHILD? BY BETH WRIGHT

4. READING THE POET OF TRANSFORMATION: OVID BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS


The Fall 2001 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher -- Discussion of three areas of need in the gifted field: (1) strong early childhood programs; (2) challenging mathematics and science books and materials; and (3) guides for homeschooling the gifted.

2. Explanation of a rigorous Multiple Intelligences model for training teachers of the gifted by Lynn Fox, Sarah Irvine Belson and Deborah L. Thompson.

3. Discussion of a new philosophy book for gifted students by the author, Joseph A. Grispino.

4. Comments from Charlton Heston and Dr. Ben Carson on some of the factors that helped them to be successful.

5. Essay by Dr. Michael Walters on two great American authors, Larry McMurtry and Eudora Welty.


The Summer 2001 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by Maurice Fisher -- Discussion of a recent article (The New Republic, May 14, 2001) on the importance of literature and books by the Peruvian author and professor, Mario Vargas Llosa. This article supports the use of a humanities curriculum in gifted education programs.

2. Study of test scores that measure specific abilities -- rather than the g factor -- to identify children for gifted programs (research study by Barbara Louis and Michael Lewis, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School)

3. Description of a training procedure for improving gifted students to reason in a flexible manner (by Patti Hamilton, Seventh Dimension Thinking).

4. A counseling and education program that increases gifted children's understanding of the cognitive and social aspects of their giftedness (by Kathleen Dent and Susan Craig, Hamilton Montana Schools).

5. In addition, the world-renowned cultural historian, Jacques Barzun, discusses some early experiences that influenced his intellectual development. In the concluding article, Michael Walters writes about certain cultural treasures and sites in Chicago that gifted children should investigate.


The Spring 2001 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by the Publisher -- Maurice D. Fisher, Ph.D.

Discussion of the new Federal education initiatives and gifted education. Highlighting the importance of educating young gifted children, and noting how Susan Grammer has conducted an intensive review of this area of gifted education. Describing the importance of James Webb's article on the mis-diagnosis of various disorders in gifted children including ADHD and Asperger's Disorder (Edward Amend's letter). Noting Michael Walters' essay on one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, George Orwell.

2. Identification and Education of the Young Gifted Child: A Parent's Perspective by Susan Grammer Houston, Texas

Based on an intensive literature review and interviews with prominent educators of the gifted, Susan Grammer provides specific recommendations to parents concerning how they can improve the education of their young gifted children.

3. Mis-Diagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children: Gifted and LD, ADHD, OCD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder By James T. Webb Gifted Psychology Press, Inc. Scottsdale, Arizona

The author explains how gifted children are falsely labeled with different types of clinical diagnoses.

4. Mis-Diagnosis of Asperger's Disorder in Gifted Youth: An Addendum to "Mis-Diagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children" by James Webb, Ph.D. Letter from Edward R. Amend, Psy.D., Director of Gifted and Talented Services, New South Psychological Resources, Winchester, Kentucky

He discusses the symptoms of Asperger's Disorder and how they are confused with giftedness.

5. Tribute to George Orwell (1903-50): An Extraordinary Writer and Analyst of Totalitarianism
by Michael E. Walters Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools

Walters summarizes the life and writings of this extraordinary author, and discusses how gifted students will benefit from reading Orwell's books, particularly 1984 and Animal Farm.


The Winter 2001 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by the Publisher -- Maurice D. Fisher, Ph.D.

Explanation of the reasons for moving GEPQ to a Web Edition on Our Web Site. Praise for Susan Winebrenner's outstanding national work in training teachers and administrators.

2. Reflections on China: Implications for Gifted Education by Andrea I. Prejean and Lynn H. Fox, Professors, American University, Washington, D.C.

Discusses the current state of mathematics education in China based on their recent visit there, and how their observations are related to educating gifted children.

3. Differentiating Instruction for Gifted Middle School Students in Heterogeneous Science Classes by Brendan D. Miller, Elizabethtown Area School District, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania and Colleen Willard-Holt, The Pennsylvania State University, Middletown, Pennsylvania

Discusses a field tested program of science enrichment that emphasizes independent learning, compacting and effective principles of instructional management.

4. Let's Get Real:An Innovative Problem-Based Learning Program* by Dan G. Holt, Humelstown, Pennsylvania

Explains a stimulating national problem-solving program that involves students in grades six through twelve in solving corporate problems. *Let's Get Real is a trade mark.

5. Book Review of Musical Prodigies: Perilous Journeys, Remarkable Lives by Claude Kenneson (1998). Amadeus Press, Portland, Oregon.

Discusses this and other books that describe the lives of musical geniuses.

6. Thomas Wolfe (1900-38): An Appreciation on His Centennial by Michael E. Walters Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools

Reviews the life and accomplishments of one of America's greatest and most dynamic writers.


The Fall 2000 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by the Publisher -- Maurice D. Fisher, Ph.D.

Discussing the Harry Potter phenomenon and its impact on the gifted classroom. Noting the work of Lisa Rivero on developing a rationale for homeschooling gifted children. Highlighting the gifted and talented program at Michigan State University and the Dorothy Lawshe Endowment for Gifted and Talented Education at this university.

2. Radical Deceleration: Self-Directed Homeschooling for Highly Gifted Children by Lisa Rivero Milwaukee, WI Parent and Home Educator

Presents a rationale and plan for effective homeschooling of the gifted. Describes her own homeschooling experiences. Includes numerous references and bibliographic citations.

3. Gifted Education Programs at Michigan State University by Jenny MacRae McCampbell Director, Office of Gifted and Talented Michigan State University

Describes the numerous gifted and talented programs that Michigan State University offers in conjunction with school districts in the East Lansing and Lansing areas. Emphasizes the extensive work of Dorothy Lawshe in working with school districts to identify and educate gifted children from low-income homes, and explains the origin of the Dorothy Lawshe Endowment for Gifted and Talented Education.

4. An Excursion into the Land of Standards: Princeton University by Michael E. Walters Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools

Explains how Princeton University exemplifies high educational standards. Illustrates this point through his discussion of some of its illustrious students and professors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edmund Wilson and Albert Einstein.


The Summer 2000 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by the Publisher -- Maurice D. Fisher, Ph.D.

Noting the 200th anniversary of the Library of Congress and the importance of this great national institution in the lives of gifted individuals including Thomas Jefferson.

2. HERE COMES HIGH SCHOOL: UNDERSTANDING AND PLANNING FOR YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATIONAL FUTUREBY PAULA OLSZEWSKI-KUBILIUS AND LISA LIMBURG-WEBER CENTER FOR TALENT DEVELOPMENT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Discusses options for providing a stimulating differentiated program for secondary level students. Provides extensive information on numerous resources and programs across the nation with the names, addresses and telephone numbers of relevant contacts.

3. HOW TO TEACH MATHEMATICS TO GIFTED STUDENTSBY SEMYON RAFALSON, Ph.D. JOHN JAY HIGH SCHOOL BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

A highly experienced mathematics teacher and scholar of mathematical theory discusses the major components of a successful mathematics program for gifted students.

4. IOWA ACCELERATION SCALE: A GUIDE FOR WHOLE-GRADE ACCELERATION K-8 (1998) (PUBLISHER: GIFTED PSYCHOLOGY PRESS)
A REVIEW BY DAN G. HOLT, Ph.D. GIFTED EDUCATION CONSULTANT HUMMELSTOWN, PA

Dr. Holt provides the reader with a detailed review of this very useful instrument for determining if students are ready for the acceleration of their curriculum through whole grade acceleration or grade skipping.

5. SHOWTIME FOR THE GIFTED BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE HUMANITIES IN THE SCHOOLS AND NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Dr. Walters describes his visit to The Actors Studio in New York City which trained such great performers as Marlon Brando, Montgomery Cliff, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe. He explains how the cooperative learning atmosphere of this studio can be applied to educating the gifted.


The Spring 2000 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by the Publisher -- Maurice D. Fisher, Ph.D.

Discusses some of the principles of gifted education that underlie GEPQ articles, and some articles published in the early 1990's which demonstrate these principles.

2. What Teachers, Parents and Administrators Need to Know About Gifted Students by Susan Winebrenner Education Consulting Service

Describes many issues and problems of gifted education which she addresses in her workshops with teachers across the nation. This is a very thoughtful, useful and knowledgeable article.

3. Decreasing Perfectionism by Using Science in the Classroom by Robert Arthur Schultz Texas Tech University

Explains how science education can help gifted students to control perfectionist tendencies. This is a well-written and knowledgeable article that clearly discuses the characteristics of perfectionism in the gifted. It shows how a specific science curriculum can help gifted perfectionists.

4. Book Review of -- Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story by Ben Carson with Cecil Murphey

This is the autobiography of a great pediatric neurosurgeon from the Johns Hopkins Medical Center. Carson is an African-American who grew up in the Detroit ghetto under strict religious and educational supervision from his mother and teacher mentors. They helped him to achieve outstanding success.

5. Sidney Lanier (1842-81) and the Tales of King Arthur by Michael E. Walters Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools

Walters talks about the the life and times of an exceptional post Civil War author and poet.


The Winter 2000 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by the Publisher -- Maurice D. Fisher, Ph.D.

He comments on Howard Gardner's new book, The Disciplined Mind(Simon & Schuster, 1999), and describes how GEP's humanities books help to encourage some of the concepts -- Truth, Beauty and Ethics -- discussed in this book.

2. Unrecognized Giftedness: The Frustrating Case of the Gifted Adult by Marylou Kelly Steznewski Furlong, Pennsylvania

Discusses some of the problems and issues faced by gifted adults at home and work. Based on her recent book, Gifted Grownups: The Mixed Blessings of Extraordinary Potential (Wiley, 1999). This is an excellent article that provides much insight into this national problem.

3. Shakespeare in the Classroom: The Bard is Back! by Rosanna DiMillo Sandell Locksport, New York

Shows how elementary level gifted students can learn to perform excerpts from Shakespeare's plays. Based on her experiences with teaching these children to perform Shakespeare. Describes how the performance of the Bard's plays can help to develop many types of intelligence (MI theory).

4. Poems by Millicent Borges

The author is from Venice Beach, California. Two of her wonderful poems, Middle Spirits and Lee-Man, are tributes to great teachers.

5. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) and the Nature of Creative Genius by Michael E. Walters Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools

This essay explains the intellectual background for Poe's creative work, particularly in his science fiction stories. He then shows how gifted students can use the study of Poe's life and work to develop their own creativity.


The Fall 1999 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. Editorial Comments by the Publisher -- Maurice D. Fisher

Discusses the impact of "High Stakes Testing" on gifted programs, and describes some of the recent work and predictions of Vinton G. Cerf, the Father of the Internet.

2. The American Education System: A Look From the Inside by Mikhail Pekker, University of Texas Nuclear Fusion Laboratory, Austin Texas

The author immigrated from Russia with his family in 1991. He discusses the problems he has observed in American public school programs in mathematics and the sciences based on his children's experiences. He suggests solutions derived from the way mathematics and the sciences are taught to the best students in Russia.

3. Selected Poems by Rita Dove from Her Latest Book, On the Bus With Rosa Parks (1999, W.W. Norton & Co., Inc.)

Dr. Dove is a former Poet Laureate of the United States and is Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. The three poems she chose for this issue are inspiring to teachers, parents and children for the start of the new school year.

4. Book Reviews from Gifted Education News-Page, April-May 1999.

Books by Arthur Ashe and James Michener are reviewed. In addition, a discussion of The Joffrey Ballet by Sasha Anawalt is also included in this section.

5. Understanding Our Present Century Through Reading the Works of Goethe by Michael E. Walters Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools.

The author discusses how such works as Goethe's Faust (1797-1801) can help readers to understand totalitarian personalities of the twentieth century. In addition, he describes how the writings of Martin Buber and Erich Fromm can help to bring about more love and understanding in the world.


The Summer 1999 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. THE BORDERS OF INTELLIGENCE by Dr. Howard Gardner Harvard University.

Discusses criteria for defining intelligence and criticizes Daniel Goleman's concept of Emotional Intelligence and Robert Coles' concept of Moral Intelligence.

2. GIFTED STUDENTS + LAUGHTER = LEARNING - STRESS by Dr. Dan Holt MacMurray College.

Reviews the research on using humor with gifted students and provides many examples of how humor can have a positive effect in the gifted classroom.

3. EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATION FOR POSITIVELY EXTRAORDINARY PERSONS by Professor Emeritus Virgil S. Ward University of Virginia.

A pioneer in developing the field of gifted education discusses the current low state of this field and what can be done to improve it.

4. WHY GIFTED STUDENTS SHOULD READ HISTORICAL FICTION: TWO CURRENT LESSONS by Dr. Michael E. Walters Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools.

Walters illustrates how two current works of fiction can help gifted students to gain insights into the current war in the Balkans and the tragedy in Littleton, Colorado.


The Spring 1999 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. HOPE AND HELP FOR THE GIFTED WHO ARE LEARNING-DISABLED by Professor Lynn H. Fox School of Education American University, Washington. D.C. Professor Fox discusses the outstanding work of the Lab School of Washington, D.C. under the direction of the nationally recognized expert on learning disabilities, Professor Sally Smith. This school has developed an effective program for educating the Gifted Learning-Disabled child.

2. FURTHER USES OF QUOTATIONS TO CHALLENGE GIFTED STUDENTSby Ross Butchart Vancouver, British Columbia Public Schools. The author provides many examples and explanations for using quotations from great thinkers and writers to design a stimulating differentiated curriculum for the gifted.

3. A STUDY OF GIFTED INDIVIDUALS: A BOOK FOR THE AGES by Wayne Dyer
Reviewed by Michael E. Walters Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools

Dr. Walters discusses how the ideas of the great authors, thinkers, poets and leaders included in Dyer's new book, Wisdom of the Ages: A Modern Master Brings Eternal Truths into Everyday Life (1998, HarperCollins), can be used to stir the imagination and sensibility of gifted students and their teachers.

4. Announcement from Dr. Linda Silverman regarding a Call for Manuscripts for the Journal, Advanced Development.

5. Letter from Dr. Mary Meeker regarding the need for more psychological approaches in identifying and teaching the gifted.


The Winter 1999 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. THE MATHEMATICALLY GIFTED: BRIDGING THE GENDER GAP

WRITTEN BY LYNN H. FOX AND JANET F. SOLLER AMERICAN UNIVERSITY -- Discusses the problem of why so few gifted females choose careers in mathematics, science and technology fields.

2. PARENTING FOR EDUCATION: UNDERACHIEVERS CLASH WITH SOCIETY'S NORMS

WRITTEN BY VIVIAN W. OWENS ESCHAR PUBLICATIONS -- Examines the problem of underachievement in gifted students and provides many practical recommendations.

3. USING POETRY TO ENRICH THE SENSIBILITY OF GIFTED CHILDREN

WRITTEN BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE HUMANITIES IN THE SCHOOLS AND THE NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS -- Shows how the poetry of T.S. Eliot and Ralph Waldo Emerson can be used to enrich the differentiated learning of inner city gifted children.

4. REVIEW OF CONSILIENCE: THE UNITY OF KNOWLEDGE (1998) BY E.O. WILSON

BOOK REVIEW BY MAURICE D. FISHER PUBLISHER & EDITOR GIFTED EDUCATION PRESS QUARTERLY -- Discusses how this book can help educators of the gifted to design an integrated curriculum.



The Fall 1998 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. CINDERELLA MEETS A PRINCE: HOWARD GARDNER
WRITTEN BY JERRY D. FLACK UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO -- Shows how fairy tales such as Cinderella can be used to teach gifted children about multiple intelligences.

2. CHAPTER ONE TECHNOLOGY GUIDE: THE CONTEXT FOR USING TECHNOLOGY -- FROM TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE GUIDE: TRANSPORTING GIFTED AND ADVANCED LEARNERS TO THE 21ST CENTURY
WRITTEN BY ADRIENNE O'NEILL JOHNSON AND WALES UNIVERSITY AND MARY ANN COE MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY

3. A WRITER AND MODEL FOR GIFTED GIRLS: LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
WRITTEN BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE HUMANITIES IN THE SCHOOLS NEW YORK CITY


The Summer 1998 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. FINDING AND SERVING THE YOUNG GIFTED CHILD: A CRITICAL NEED IN THE SCHOOLS BY JOAN FRANKLIN SMUTNY, SALLY YAHNKE WALKER AND ELIZABETH A. MECKSTROTH Wilmette, Illinois

2. MOZART AND THE EVOLUTION OF WESTERN MUSIC: AN IMPORTANT STUDY FOR THE GIFTED STUDENT BY ANDREW FLAXMAN New York City

3. BENITO JUÁREZ (1806-72), THE LINCOLN OF MEXICO BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Spring 1998 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. THE SEARCH FOR GIFTEDNESS BY DR. LINDA SILVERMAN Gifted Development Center Denver, Colorado

2. THE RETURN OF GIFTED CHILDREN MONTHLY AS (GIFTED-CHILDREN.COM) BY DR. JAMES ALVINO Huntington Beach, California

3. HOMESCHOOLING YOUR GIFTED CHILD: AN EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE FOR DIFFERENTIATED LEARNING BY VICKI CARUANA Safety Harbor, Florida

4. ESSAY ON THE ENGLISH POET OF GIFTED SENSIBILITY AND IMAGINATION: JOHN KEATS (1795-1821) BY DR. MICHAEL E. WALTERS Center for the Study of the Humanities in the Schools


The Winter 1998 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. USING TEST RESULTS TO SUPPORT CLINICAL JUDGEMENTBY DR. LINDA SILVERMAN, GIFTED DEVELOPMENT CENTER, DENVER, CO

2. INCLUSION: A WRONG TURN FOR THE GIFTED IN THE 21ST CENTURY! BY BRUCE GURCSIK, ARIN IU, PA

3. MOTIVATING GIFTED LEARNERS THROUGH PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING BY LINDA LUCAS, CLERMONT, FL

4. BOOK NEWS AND REVIEWS FROM GIFTED EDUCATION NEWS-PAGE - VOL. 6 (1997), NUMBER 5 - Summary of some of the best books reviewed since 1989.

5. WILKIE COLLINS (1824-89): A VICTORIAN WRITER SPEAKS TO THE GIFTED ADOLESCENT OF TODAY BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE HUMANITIES IN THE SCHOOLS


The FALL 1997 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. NINE MYTHS ABOUT GIFTEDNESS (From Chapter One of Gifted Children: Myths and Realities. Copyright © 1996. Reprinted by arrangement with BasicBooks, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.) BY PROFESSOR ELLEN WINNER, BOSTON COLLEGE

2. PARENTS' GUIDE TO MEETING THE SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF GIFTED CHILDREN (Continued from Summer 1997 Issue) BY PROFESSOR JAMES CARROLL, CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

3. POEM AND DESCRIPTION OF EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND IN GIFTED PROGRAMS BY MILLICENT BORGES VENICE BEACH, CALIFORNIA - WINNER OF A MAJOR GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

TITLE OF POEM - PORTRAIT OF A GIRL, 1942 (Based on the Jan Lukas photograph of Vendulka Vogelova, taken a few hours before the young girl was transported to a concentration camp.)

4. ODE TO MINNESOTA BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE HUMANITIES IN THE SCHOOLS (Poem dedicated to our new Minnesota subscribers)


The SUMMER 1997 issue of GEPQ contains the following articles:

1. ARE THERE ADDITIONAL INTELLIGENCES? THE CASE FOR NATURALIST, SPIRITUAL AND EXISTENTIAL INTELLIGENCES - PART II BY PROFESSOR HOWARD GARDNER, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

2. BELFAST POEM BY KEN SIEGELMAN -- SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER AND AUTHOR OF LEARNING SOCIAL STUDIES AND HISTORY THROUGH POETRY: MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL LEVELS (1997) -- PUBLISHER: GIFTED EDUCATION PRESS OF MANASSAS, VIRGINIA

3. PARENTS' GUIDE TO MEETING THE SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF GIFTED CHILDREN BY PROFESSOR JAMES CARROLL, CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

4. JULES VERNE'S IMAGINATIVE POWER AND SENSIBILITY: A LIVING LEGACY BY DR. MICHAEL E. WALTERS, CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE HUMANITIES IN THE SCHOOLS


The SPRING 1997 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. ARE THERE ADDITIONAL INTELLIGENCES? THE CASE FOR NATURALIST, SPIRITUAL AND EXISTENTIAL INTELLIGENCES - PART I BY PROFESSOR HOWARD GARDNER, HARVARD UNIVERSITY

2. MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES AND GIFTED EDUCATION BY DR. COLLEEN WILLARD-HOLT (PENN STATE HARRISBURG) AND DR. DAN G. HOLT (AUTHOR & CONSULTANT)

3. WILLIAM JAMES (1842-1910) AND THE VARIETIES OF HUMAN ABILITIES BY DR. MICHAEL E. WALTERS, CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE HUMANITIES IN THE SCHOOLS


The WINTER 1997 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. IN MEMORIAM: A PERSONAL TRIBUTE TO A. HARRY PASSOW, JACOB H. SCHIFF PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 1920 -1996 BY VIRGIL S. WARD, EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

2. GIFTED EDUCATION: THE COMMUNITY SERVICE APPROACH: The New Jersey Governor's School On Public Issues As A Case Study BY DARYL CAPUANO ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

3. FIRST CLASS PUBLISHING FOR GIFTED STUDENTS BY TEENA VAUGHN-D’ANNIBALE SHIPPENSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

4. BOOK REVIEW FROM GIFTED EDUCATION NEWS-PAGE --AUG.-SEPT. 1996 --GIFTED CHILDREN: MYTHS AND REALITIES BY ELLEN WINNER (1996). BASIC BOOKS: NEW YORK

5. JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-97): AN APPRECIATION DURING HIS CENTENNIAL YEAR BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE HUMANITIES IN THE SCHOOLS


The FALL 1996 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. DESIGN EDUCATION ACTIVITY: A CURRICULUM MODEL FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED BY PAULINE BOTTRILL INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION BETHESDA, MARYLAND

2. USING NEWSPAPERS AS TEXTBOOKS OF LIFE AND CULTURE BY ROSS BUTCHART VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA SCHOOLS

3. APPRECIATION FOR A GIFTED AMERICAN WRITER: ELLEN GLASGOW (1874-1945)

BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS


The SUMMER 1996 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. MAKING A DIFFERENCE ONE-TO-ONE: UCONN MENTOR CONNECTION BY JEANNE H. PURCELL AND JOSEPH S. RENZULLI UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

2. STATEMENT FROM DR. JAMES GALLAGHER TO THE READERS OF GEPQ: NAGC’s CONCERN FOR THE AFFECTIVE NEEDS OF THE GIFTED

3. AN EDUCATOR’S CREED BY ROSS BUTCHART VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

4. ABILITY GROUPING: AID OR DISCRIMINATION BY KAREN COGAN FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO

5. RICHARD RODRIGUEZ: THE STRUGGLES OF A GIFTED MINORITY STUDENT BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


The SPRING 1996 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS: THE PROBLEM CONTINUES BY STEPHEN SCHROEDER-DAVIS ELK RIVER, MINNESOTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

2. SUPPORTING THE EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF THE GIFTED: SENG BY Jim Delisle and Jim Webb, Co-Directors, SENG

3. SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF GIFTED CHILDREN: THE SENG PROGRAM OFFERS MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIFTED CHILDREN BY JAMES T. WEBB, Ph.D. AND JIM DELISLE, Ph.D. KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, KENT, OHIO

4. TWO GIFTS AND THREE RESPONSIBILITIES BY DIANE D. GRYBEK SUPERVISOR SECONDARY PROGRAMS FOR GIFTED STUDENTS HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SCHOOLS, FLORIDA

5. E. M. FORSTER (1879-1970) AND THE STUDY OF VALUES BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


The WINTER 1996 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. THE UNDERSERVED YOUNG GIFTED CHILD: STATUS OF PROGRAMS AND RESEARCH BY JOAN SMUTNY THE CENTER FOR GIFTED NATIONAL-LOUIS UNIVERSITY EVANSTON, ILLINOIS

2. THE HOME EDUCATION MODEL: AN ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM FOR THE GIFTED BY KAREN KENDIG KIOWA, COLORADO

3. JONATHAN SWIFT (1667-1745): A NEED FOR GIFTED READERS BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


The FALL 1995 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. BOOKS: A BASIC GIFTED PROGRAM BY JUDITH WYNN HALSTED AUTHOR: SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE BOOKS EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT, TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN

2. USING THE INTERNET: AN ELECTRONIC RESOURCE FOR GIFTED STUDENTS, THEIR PARENTS AND TEACHERS BY ADRIENNE O’NEILL, Ed.D., CALDWELL COLLEGE, CALDWELL, N.J. AND MARY ANN COE, THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM PATERSON, WAYNE, N.J.

3. APOLLO 13: A SPACE MISSION IN GIFTEDNESS BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

4. BOOK REVIEWS from GIFTED EDUCATION NEWS-PAGE:

Some Of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers from Pre-School to High School by Judith Wynn Halsted (1994). Ohio Psychology Press: Dayton, OH.

The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate Of Reading In An Electronic Age by Sven Birkerts (1995). Faber and Faber: New York.

Being Digital by Nicholas Negroponte (1995). Alfred A. Knopf: New York.


The SUMMER 1995 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. USING QUOTATIONS TO CHALLENGE GIFTED STUDENTS BY ROSS BUTCHART VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

2. OUTCOMES FOR GIFTED LEARNERS: SELECTIONS FROM NEW BOOK BY PATRICIA A. GABRIEL, ANN M. DeYOUNG AND SANDRA K. BAJEMA JENISON PUBLIC SCHOOLS & GRANDVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MICHIGAN

3. MULTICULTURALISM AND THE GIFTED STUDENT BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


The SPRING 1995 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. THE LORDS OF FLY: FINDING TEEN-AGE BLACK AND HISPANIC GIFTED STUDENTS ("The Lords" refers to a gang name, while "Fly" is ghetto jargon for a cool thing or person.) BY DIANE D. GRYBEK SUPERVISOR, SECONDARY GIFTED PROGRAM HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SCHOOLS TAMPA, FLORIDA

2. A TEACHER'S OBSERVATIONS ON DISCRIMINATION AGAINST GIFTED CHILDREN BY LEIGH A. SHELTON ROCKWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

3. RESPONSE TO MARA SAPON-SHEVIN'S COMMENTS IN THE WINTER 1995 GEPQ BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

4. QUOTE OF THE MONTH -- On Creativity -- from Oliver Sacks. January 9, 1995. "Neurologist's Notebook: Prodigies." The New Yorker. p. 65


The WINTER 1995 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles

1. USING TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY: PARENTS CAN HELP CHALLENGE GIFTED CHILDREN BY ADRIENNE O'NEILL COLLEGE OF WILLIAM PATTERSON WAYNE, NJ

2. OUTCOMES-BASED EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS FOR REAL GIFTED PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT! BY BRUCE GURCSIK SUPERVISOR OF GIFTED PROGRAMS ARIN INTERMEDIATE UNIT 28 SHELOCTA, PA

3. TOWARDS EXCELLENCE AND JUSTICE FOR ALL: A RESPONSE TO SCHROEDER-DAVIS BY MARA SAPON-SHEVIN PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

4. TRIBUTE TO A GREAT AMERICAN HUMORIST, JAMES THURBER (1894-1961) BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


The FALL 1994 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles

1. WITH MALICE TOWARD SOME: A REVIEW OF MARA SAPON-SHEVIN'S PLAYING FAVORITES: GIFTED EDUCATION AND THE DISRUPTION OF COMMUNITY BY STEPHEN SCHROEDER-DAVIS PRESIDENT, MINNESOTA COUNCIL FOR THE GIFTED AND TALENTED

2. TWENTY YEARS OF FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVING BY DENISE MANLEY ESSER ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA

3. MARK TWAIN, DISNEY'S AMERICA AND THE GIFTED BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


The SUMMER 1994 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles

1. OUTCOMES FOR GIFTED LEARNERS THROUGH VIRGIL S. WARD'S DIFFERENTIATED CURRICULUM BY PATRICIA A. GABRIEL, ANN M. DeYOUNG AND SANDRA K. BAJEMA JENISON & GRANDVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MICHIGAN

2. THE VALUE OF MENTORSHIPS TO GIFTED STUDENTS BY JILL M. REILLY HONEYWELL, INC. MINNEAPOLIS

3. A REVIEW OF NATIONAL EXCELLENCE: A CASE FOR DEVELOPING AMERICA'S TALENT (1990) PAT O'CONNELL ROSS PROJECT DIRECTOR UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REVIEWED BY DIANE D. GRYBEK SUPERVISOR OF SECONDARY GIFTED PROGRAMS HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SCHOOLS TAMPA, FLORIDA

4. C. S. LEWIS (1898-1963): A STUDY IN GIFTED SENSIBILITY BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS

5. TRIBUTE TO DR. VIRGIL S. WARD: PRESENTED AT THE 1994 COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN (CEC) CONFERENCE DENVER, COLORADO BY MAURICE D. FISHER GIFTED EDUCATION PRESS


The SPRING 1994 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. WHAT TO DO UNTIL GIFTED PROGRAMS COME BACK BY SUSAN WINEBRENNER EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING SERVICE LOMBARD, ILLINOIS

2. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

3. MARY SHELLEY (1797-1851): THE JOYS OF ENCOUNTERING A GREAT WOMAN NOVELIST BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

4. BOOK REVIEW: The Young Scientists: America's Future and the Winning of the Westinghouse by Joseph Berger. Foreword by Dr. Leon M. Lederman, Winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics. Addison Wesley, 1994.


The WINTER 1994 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. VIEWPOINTS AND THOUGHTS ON GIFTED EDUCATION BY STEVE ALLEN VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA

2. RECONCEPTUALIZING CREATIVITY EDUCATION BY JONATHAN A. PLUCKER THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

3. OL' MAN RIVER AND THE EDUCATION OF GIFTED STUDENTS BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

4. SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER (PARAMOUNT, 1993) DIRECTOR: S. ZAILLIAN MOVIE REVIEW BY JONATHAN PLUCKER THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

5. Letter from E. Paul Torrance Regarding Joan Smutny's Article on Advocacy for the Gifted (GEPQ, Fall 1993)


The FALL 1993 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. ADVOCACY FOR GIFTED STUDENTS : PROGRESS THROUGH UNDERSTANDING BY JOAN FRANKLIN SMUTNY DIRECTOR, THE CENTER FOR GIFTED NATIONAL-LOUIS UNIVERSITY EVANSTON, IL

2. HOW TO DEVELOP HUMAN GENIUS : GENERAL-SEMANTICS AND EDUCATION FOR THE GIFTED BY SUSAN PRESBY KODISH AND BRUCE I. KODISH BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

3. WILLA CATHER (1873-1947): THE "DOER" AND GIFTED WOMEN BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

4. JURASSIC PARK (AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT, 1993, PG-13) DIRECTOR: STEVEN SPIELBERG REVIEWED BY JONATHAN PLUCKER THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA


The SUMMER 1993 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. NEW DIRECTIONS FOR THE SCHOOLWIDE ENRICHMENT MODEL BY JOSEPH S. RENZULLI, DIRECTOR THE NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER ON THE GIFTED AND TALENTED THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

2. PAINTING VISIONS OF THE FUTURE: WHERE DOES GIFTED EDUCATION FIT IN? BY PROFESSOR KAREN B. ROGERS ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA

3. RESPONSE TO BRUCE GURCSIK'S CURRICULUM REFORM????? LOOK NO FURTHER THAN YOUR GIFTED PROGRAM FOR HELP! (GIFTED EDUCATION PRESS QUARTERLY, WINTER 1993 ISSUE): By --

A. Theodore R. Sizer Chairman, Coalition of Essential Schools Brown University Providence, RI.

B. Bruce Gurcsik Coordinator of Gifted Programs ARIN Regional Educational Service Agency Shelocta, PA.

C. Michael E. Walters Educator New York City Public Schools

4. JOHN STEINBECK (1902-1968): A LITERARY PHOTOGRAPHER BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


The SPRING 1993 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. THE PRACTICE OF CLUSTER GROUPING: PROVIDING FULL-TIME EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR GIFTED STUDENTS BY SUSAN WINEBRENNER, PRESIDENT EDUCATION CONSULTING SERVICE LOMBARD, ILLINOIS AND BARBARA DEVLIN, SUPERINTENDENT VILLA PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT Du PAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

2. CREATIVELY GIFTED, LEARNING DISABLED INDIVIDUALS BY E. PAUL TORRANCE ALUMNI FOUNDATION DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR EMERITUS UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA ATHENS, GEORGIA

3. THE WORK OF AGATHA CHRISTIE: AN EXCITING EXCURSION INTO GIFTEDNESS AND MYSTERY WRITING BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


The WINTER 1993 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. COERCIVE EGALITARIANISM: SUBVERTING ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH NEGLECT AND HOSTILITY BY STEPHEN SCHROEDER-DAVIS COORDINATOR OF GIFTED SERVICES ELK RIVER, MINNESOTA

2. CURRICULUM REFORM????? LOOK NO FURTHER THAN YOUR GIFTED PROGRAM FOR HELP! BY BRUCE GURCSIK COORDINATOR OF GIFTED PROGRAMS ARIN I.U. 28 SHELOCTA, PENNSYLVANIA

3. MARBLE AND MUD: A COMPARISON OF TWO GREAT HORROR STORY WRITERS BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


The FALL 1992 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. A SALUTE TO THE PAST: REMINISCES OF A PIONEER OF GIFTED EDUCATION BY VIRGINIA Z. EHRLICH, Ed.D. TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

2. DISCUSSION OF NATIONAL SURVEY OF GIFTED EDUCATION BY JOAN SMUTNY, Ed.D. NATIONAL-LOUIS UNIVERSITY, EVANSTON, IL

3. WALT WHITMAN (1819-1892) AND THE SPIRIT OF ICELAND BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

4. SELECTIONS FROM TWO POEMS BY WALT WHITMAN -- From Song of Myself in Leaves of Grass (1892), andPassage to India (1871)


The SUMMER 1992 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. DALTON EDUCATION FOR THE GIFTED: COMBINING INDIVIDUALISM WITH COOPERATION BY DOROTHY R. LUKE CLARKESVILLE, GEORGIA

2. TRAINING TEACHERS TO WORK WITH GIFTED CHILDREN: MAKING THE MOST EFFECTIVE USE OF DIFFERENTIATED TEACHING AND LEARNING TIMES BY SALLY WALKER GIFTED EDUCATION CONSULTANT EDUCATION SERVICE CENTER #1 LOVES PARK, ILLINOIS

3. WALLACE STEGNER, WRITER AND TEACHER BY MICHAEL WALTERSNYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS

4. LETTER FROM WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY, JR. REGARDING GRACE P. LANE'S CRITIQUE OF COOPERATIVE LEARNING: SPRING 1992 ISSUE

5. IN MEMORIAM: HANS GERHARDT JELLEN 1942-1992 BY VIRGIL S. WARD


The SPRING 1992 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. PROGRAMS FOR GIFTED STUDENTS IN ILLINOIS: A STUDY IN DIVERSITY AND VIGOR BY JOAN FRANKLIN SMUTNY, DIRECTOR THE CENTER FOR GIFTED, NATIONAL-LOUIS UNIVERSITY EVANSTON, ILLINOIS

2. COOPERATIVE LEARNING: A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER IN GIFTED EDUCATION BY GRACE P. LANE, DRURY COLLEGE SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

3. Ten Important Professional and Educational Rights of Teachers of the Gifted BY BRUCE GURCSIK, SUPERVISOR PROGRAMS FOR THE GIFTED ARIN INTERMEDIATE UNIT SHELOCTA, PENNSYLVANIA

4. THE STUDY OF GREAT AMERICAN NATURE WRITERS AND THE GIFTED BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


The WINTER 1992 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. BIBLIOTHERAPY: AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO TEACHING THE HUMANITIES BY STEPHEN SCHROEDER-DAVIS, COORDINATOR PROGRAMS FOR THE GIFTED ELK RIVER PUBLIC SCHOOLSELK RIVER, MINNESOTA

2. SCIENCE FOR THE HUMANITIES & VICE VERSA BY SCOTT READY GRAND LAKE, COLORADO

3. Books Recommended by the Editor on the Relationship Between the Humanities and Science

4. MARTIN BUBER, PAUL McCARTNEY AND GIFTED EDUCATION BY MICHAEL WALTERS NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


The FALL 1991 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. IDENTIFYING AND PROGRAMMING FOR MINORITY GIFTED STUDENTS: STRUCTURE OF INTELLECT RESEARCH BY MARY MEEKER, PRESIDENT SOI SYSTEMS VIDA, OREGON

2. JAMES MICHENER: EPIC NARRATOR OF ECOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE BY MICHAEL E. WALTERS NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

3. HOW GIFTED STUDENTS CAN GAIN COMPUTING MASTERY BY JAY JOHNSON REDMOND, WASHINGTON


The SUMMER 1991 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. DESIGNING THE CURRICULUM FOR A RESIDENTIAL HIGH SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS GIFTED IN ARTS OR SCIENCES By A. Harry Passow, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Education Teachers College, Columbia University

2. DEVELOPING COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY By Jay Johnson Redmond, Washington

3. AMOS OZ, AUTHOR: EXEMPLAR OF THE SENSIBILITY OF GIFTEDNESS By Michael E. Walters New York City Public Schools


The SPRING 1991 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. LET THERE BE ENOUGH TIME TO DEVELOP GIFTEDNESS: CONCERNS ABOUT ACCELERATION By Scott Ready Grand Lake, Colorado

2. COOPERATIVE LEARNING: WILL IT "BUZZ" THE GIFTED By Patricia O. Tierney Pittsburgh Public Schools

3. COOPERATIVE LEARNING FALLOUT? Some See 'Exploitation' of Gifted Students in Mixed-Ability Groups By Scott Willis Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Alexandria, Virginia

4. ISSUE: Recent research has sharply criticized the tracking of students into ability groups. Should gifted students be educated in special programs outside the regular classroom? Responses from:

a. Linda Silverman, psychologist and Director of the Gifted Child Development Center in Denver, Colorado

b. Wilma Lund, Educational Consultant who coordinates gifted education for the state of Illinois

c. John Feldhusen, Professor of Education at Purdue University

5. PORTRAIT OF JACK LONDON: ENVIRONMENTALIST, HUMANIST AND MASTER STORYTELLER By Michael E. Walters New York City Public Schools


The WINTER 1991 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. RESPONSE TO WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE CRITICIZING GIFTED EDUCATION PROGRAMS By Joyce VanTassel Baska  College of William and Mary

2. THE TEXAS ACADEMY OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE: AN ALTERNATIVE FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS By William T. Brady, Director  Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science

3. CARL SANDBURG: POET OF HUMANITY AND AMERICA By Michael E. Walters     New York City Public Schools

4. LETTERS FROM OUR READERS:

a. Response by Susan Assouline to article by Sara Ketchum on the Mary Baldwin College Program for Exceptionally Gifted Girls (January-March 1990 Issue, V. 4, No.1)

b. Reply from Celeste Rhodes, Director, Program for Exceptionally Gifted Girls, Mary Baldwin College

c. Response by Yossel Naiman to Paul Brandwein's views on identifying the gifted through performance (July-September 1990 Issue, V. 4 (3)


The FALL 1990 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. CHIEF STATE SCHOOL OFFICER OPPORTUNITIES, SEIZED OR MISSED? By Paul Plowman. Ed.D.  Cool, California

2. ILLINOIS INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE: ILLINOIS MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE ACADEMY By Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D.,  Director    Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

3. REFLECTIONS UPON VISITING THOMAS WOLFE'S HOME By Michael E. Walters, Ph.D.  New York City Public Schools


The SUMMER 1990 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. IDENTIFYING GIFTEDNESS AND ACADEMIC ABILITY THROUGH PERFORMANCE: LETTER FROM PAUL BRANDWEIN, UNIONVILLE, NEW YORK

2. DISCUSSION OF 'THE CONCORD REVIEW': A QUARTERLY REVIEW OF ESSAYS BY STUDENTS OF HISTORY By Will Fitzhugh, Editor and Publisher   Concord, Massachusetts

3. INTRODUCTION FROM 'TEACHING SHAKESPEARE TO GIFTED STUDENTS, GRADES SIX THROUGH TWELVE: AN EXAMINATION OF THE SENSIBILITY OF GENIUS' By Michael E. Walters  New York City Public Schools

4. RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR SUMMER READING:

a. Gifted Learners, K-12: A Practical Guide To Effective Curriculum And Teaching (1989) By Kenneth R. Chuska

b. 20th Century Journey: A Native Son's Return, 1945-88 -- A Memoir Of A Life And The Times (1990) By William L. Shirer


The SPRING 1990 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. THE NATURE OF GIFTEDNESS: INTERVIEW WITH YOSSEL NAIMAN, FORMERLY COORDINATOR OF GIFTED PROGRAMS, CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS, 1967-86

2. MENTORING FOR THE GIFTED STUDENT By Maureen Waters, Publisher/Editor  MENTOR NEWSLETTER   Overland, Kansas

3. DISCUSSION OF TWO MODERN PLAYS FOR THE GIFTED STUDENT'S SENSIBILITY: GALILEO AND SAINT JOAN By Michael E. Walters     New York City Public Schools


The WINTER 1990 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. LET'S INVEST MORE IN THE 'LIFE OF THE MIND' By Norman Cousins   School of Medicine, UCLA    Los Angeles, California

2. PROGRAM FOR THE EXCEPTIONALLY GIFTED: SUCCESS AT AN ACCELERATED PACE By Sara F. Ketchum    Mary Baldwin College

3. SPINOZA AND JEFFERSON: A STUDY IN CULTURAL LITERACY By Michael E. Walters   New York City Public Schools

4. LETTERS FROM:

a. James G. Martin  Governor of North Carolina

b. A. Harry Passow   Jacob Schiff Professor  Teachers College, Columbia University

c. Virgil S. Ward   Professor Emeritus of Education   University of Virginia

d. William F. Buckley Jr.   Editor-In-Chief   National Review and Host of Firing Line

e. Herbert London  Dean   Gallatin Division, New York University

5. RECOMMENDED BOOKS:

(1) Gifted Young in Science: Potential Through Performance (1988)   Paul Brandwein, A. Harry Passow, et al, Editors  (National Teachers Association, Washington, D.C.)

(2) The Paradoxes of Creativity By Jacques Barzun (article in The American Scholar, Summer 1989)


The FALL 1989 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. NORTH CAROLINA: COMMITMENT TO GIFTED STUDENTS By Linda Weiss Morris, Ed.D.   Executive Director    North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented

2. MEDIOCRITY OR EXCELLENCE? By Paul D. Plowman, Ed.D.   Cool, California

3. THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDYING SPANISH LITERATURE IN A DIFFERENTIATED CURRICULUM By Michael E. Walters   New York City Public Schools

4. Letter from Dr. Diane Ravitch, Adjunct Professor of History  Teachers College, Columbia University -- THE STANFORD DEBATE: THE WRONG ISSUES

5. BRIEF REVIEWS OF BOOKS THAT WE LIKE AND HIGHLY RECOMEND:

a. Excellence in Educating the Gifted (1989) By J. Feldhusen, J. VanTassel-Baska and K. Seeley

b. The Writing Life (1989) By Annie Dillard

c. The Republic of Letters (1989) By Daniel J. Boorstin


The SUMMER 1989 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. IDENTIFYING AND EDUCATING THE DISADVANTAGED GIFTED By Cecile Frey  Coordinator of Programs for the Gifted         

Lower Merion School District, Pennsylvania

2. THE IMPORTANCE OF TEACHING LOGIC AND CLEAR THINKING TO THE GIFTED By Maurice F. Stanley, Ph.D.   Sunset Beach, North Carolina

3. A TRIBUTE TO BARBARA TUCHMAN, HISTORIAN: 1912-1989 By Michael E. Walters    New York City Public Schools

4. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

a. COMMENTS ON DEAN HERBERT LONDON'S CRITIQUE OF THE STANFORD UNIVERSITY CULTURES COURSE (GIFTED EDUCATION PRESS NEWSLETTER, APRIL-JUNE 1989) BY ANDREW FLAXMAN, DIRECTOR   EDUCATE YOURSELF FOR TOMORROW

b. RESPONSE TO ANDREW FLAXMAN'S LETTER BY DEAN HERBERT LONDON OF NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

5. RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR SUMMER OR FUTURE READING AND ENLIGHTENMENT

a. A World of Ideas (1989) by Bill Moyers

b. On the Firing Line (1989) by William F. Buckley Jr.

c. Critical Issues in Gifted Education: Defensible Programs for Cultural and Ethnic Minorities (1989) by C. June Maker, Editor

d. Pattens of Influence on Gifted Learners: The Home, the Self, and the School (1989) by Joyce L. VanTassel-Baska and Paula Olszewki-Kubilius, Editors

e. The Child Buyer (1960) by John Hersey


The SPRING 1989 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. THE STANFORD UNIVERSITY CULTURES COURSE IN PERSPECTIVE By Herbert London, Dean  Gallatin Division  New York University

2. THE CARE AND FOSTERING OF THE GIFTED AND SUPER-GIFTED: AN UPDATE ON ROBERTO ASSAGIOLI'S THOUGHTS -- 29 YEARS LATER By Alexis I. Du Pont De BIE, Chairman   the Psychosynthesis Foundation   Palm Beach, Florida

3. REMARKS BY PROFESSOR JOHN A. WHEELER UPON DEDICATING THE EINSTEIN MEMORIAL AT THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES -- WASHINGTON, D.C.

4. REVIEW OF OUT OF STEP: AN UNQUIET LIFE IN THE 20TH CENTURY By Sidney Hook (Harper and Row, 1987; Paperback Edition -- Carroll & Graf, 1988)     REVIEWER: MICHAEL E. WALTERS    NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


The WINTER 1989 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. INTRODUCTION TO SCOTT READY'S BOOK ON TEACHING QUANTUM MECHANICS TO GIFTED By Stephen W. Hawking  Lucasian Professor of Mathematics   Cambridge University, Cambridge England

2. UPON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS By Scott Ready    Grand Lake, Colorado

3. GIFTEDNESS AND UNDERACHIEVEMENT By Cecile P. Frey  Coordinator of Gifted Programs   Lower Merion School District, Pennsylvania

4. ARCHITECTURE AND THE GIFTED CHILD'S SENSIBILITY By Michael E. Walters   New York City Public Schools

5. NEW CURRICULUM GUIDE ON TEACHING THE HUMANITIES TO SECONDARY LEVEL GIFTED STUDENTS By Phyllis Girard, James LoGiudice and Virginia Woodbury   Bucks County, Pennsylvania Intermediate Unit No. 22


The FALL 1988 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN'S EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS: MegaSkills® By Dorothy Rich, Ed.D., President  The Home and School Institute   Washington, D.C.

2. THE NEED FOR A PROGRAM IN PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY FOR GIFTED STUDENTS: A STUDY IN CRITICAL THINKING By Robert Bleiweiss, Vice-President   Elementary School Science Association    New York City Public Schools

3. HUMAN GENIUS VERSUS DECONSTRUCTIONISM By Michael E. Walters   New York City Public Schools

4. RESPONSE TO PROFESSOR VIRGIL WARD'S CALL TO ARMS FOR IMPROVING GIFTED EDUCATION By Judith Ricca, Ed.D., Principal     The Frederick Law Olmsted School     Buffalo, New York Public Schools

5. LETTERS FROM:

a. Russell Jacoby (Venice, CA) regarding Michael Walters Review of Jacoby's book, The Last Intellectuals (1987)

b. William C. George, Staff Specialist, Talent Identification Program, Duke University

c. Susan G. Lewis, Gifted Program Supervisor, Sarasota County, Florida Public Schools


The SUMMER 1988 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. THE NEXT CHALLENGE IN GIFTED EDUCATION By Mary Meeker, Ed.D.   President, SOI Systems   Vida, Oregon

2. MORE THAN MORE FOR SECONDARY GIFTED STUDENTS By James LoGiudice, Supervisor  Programs for Gifted and Talented Students Bucks County, Pennsylvania Intermediate Unit 22

3. LITERARY CRITIC AND GENERALIST EXTRAORDINAIRE: EDMUND WILSON By Michael E. Walters  New York City Public Schools

4. LETTERS AND COMMENTS FROM: William Donald Schaefer, Governor of Maryland and Dr. Bella Kranz of Brooklyn, New York


The SPRING 1988 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. A PROPOSAL: THE MARYLAND SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS By Judith Sachwald, Executive Assiatant   Office of the Governor   Annapolis, Maryland

2. IDENTIFICATION AND PROGRAMMING FOR MINORITY, DISADVANTAGED AND LIMITED ENGLISH SPEAKING GIFTED LEARNERS By Gary E. Heideman, Director of Gifted Programs and Ruth L. Harris, Gifted Program Psychologist    Rockford Public Schools Rockford, Illinois

3. GIFTED EDUCATION IN THE PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOLS By Patricia O. Tierney, Ph.D., Coordinator  Centers for Advanced Study and William W. Penn, Ph.D., Director    Division for Exceptional Children    Pennsylvania Department of Education

4. LETTERS FROM:

a. Dr. Mary M. Frazier, Director  Torrance Center for Creative Studies and Presdent of the National Association for Gifted Children

b. Honorable Bill Bradley   United Staes Senator   New Jersey


The WINTER 1988 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. THE GIFTED/LEARNING DISABLED STUDENT By Cecile P. Frey, Ed.D.  Coordinator of Gifted Programs   Lower Merion School District, Pennsylvania

2. BOOK REVIEW By Michael E. Walters   New York City Public Schools: THE LAST INTELLECTUALS By Russell Jacoby (New York: Basic Books, 1987)

3. LETTERS IN RESPONSE TO VIRGIL WARD'S ARTICLE, DIFFERENTIAL EDUCATION FOR THE GIFTED 1987: A DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS AND CALL TO ARMS (VOLUME I, NUMBER 4)

FROM:

a. Dr. June Cox, Executive Director    Gifted Students Institute   Fort Worth, Texas

b. Professor A. Harry Passow, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Education   Teachers College, Columbia University   President of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children

c. Professor Robert N. Sawyer, Director     Talent Identification Program and Precollege Program    Duke University

d. Dr. Cecile P. Frey, Coordinator of Gifted Programs   Lower Merion School District    Ardmore, Pennsylvania


The FALL 1987 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. DIFFERENTIAL EDUCATION FOR THE GIFTED 1987: A DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS AND CALL TO ARMS By Virgil S. Ward   Emeritus Professor of Education   University of Virginia

2. BOOK REVIEW By Michael E. Walters   New York City Public Schools: THE CLOSING OF THE AMERICAN MIND By Allan Bloom (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987)

3. LETTERS RECEIVED FROM:

a. E.D. Hirsch, Jr. regarding M. Walters' criticism of Hirsch's interpretation of John Dewey's pedagogy

b. Joan Walsh of TIME Magazine's Editorial Offices regarding M.D. Fisher's comments on an artice in TIME about Hirsch and Bloom

c. Thanks to Joseph Epstein, Dorothy Rich, Bella Kranz, Anita Schneider and Keith D. Steck for their remarks


The AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 1987 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. THE CHALLENGE OF DEVELOPING AN EFFECTIVE CURRICULUM FOR THE GIFTED By Kenneth Chuska   Programs for the Gifted   Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3     Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2. A NEED FOR DRASTIC REFORM IN TRAINING OF DIFFERENTIAL EDUCATION FOR THE GIFTED-EDUCATIONISTS By Hans G. Jellen and John R. Verdun, Jr.     Southern Illinois University     Cabondale, Illinois

3. BOOK REVIEW By Michael E. Walters   New York City Public Schools: Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs To Know By E. D. Hirsch, Jr. (Houghton Mifflin, 1987)

4. THE NEED FOR REFORM AND DYNAMIC LEADERSHIP IN GIFTED EDUCATION By Maurice D. Fisher  Publisher   Gifted Education Press


The JUNE-JULY 1987 Issue of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. GIFTED AND TALENTED CHILDREN AND YOUTH EDUCATION ACT: HIGHLIGHTS OF LEGISLATION INTRODUCED IN THE 100TH CONGRESS By Mario Biaggi, M.C.

2. THE IMPORTANCE OF TEACHING PHILOSOPHY TO GIFTED STUDENTS By James LoGiudice, Supervisor    Programs for the Gifted   Bucks County, Pennsylvania Intermediate Unit 22

3. THE ECSTACY OF CREATIVE GENIUS IS THE BIRTHRIGHT OF EVERY GIFTED CHILD By Win Wenger, Director     Project Renaissance        Gaithersburg, Maryland

4. BOOK REVIEW By Michael E. Walters   New York City Public Schools: The Joy of Reading: 210 Favorite Books, Plays, Poems, Essays, etc.: What's in Them, Why Read Them By Charles Van Doren (Harmony Books, 1985)

5. Thanks to Our Readers/Letters of Support: Congressman Mario Biaggi, Dr. Ceil Frey, Dr. William W. Purkey, T. Constance Coyne, Rosemary Gladieux, Dr. Neil Postman, Dr. A. Harry Passow, and Dr. Virgil S. Ward


The APRIL 1987 Issue* of GEPQ Contains the Following Articles:

1. DEVELOPING A RIGOROUS CURRICULUM FOR THE GIFTED: A PRESSING NEED By James LoGiudice, Supervisor    Programs for the Gifted   Bucks County, Pennsylvania Intermediate Unit 22

2. WHAT CURRENT BRAIN RESEARCH TELLS US ABOUT GIFTEDNESS By Michael E. Walters   Consultant on Gifted Edcation   New York City Public Schools

3. THE IMPORTANCE OF TEACHING THEATRE AND THE HISTORY OF DRAMA TO GIFTED STUDENTS By Phyllis Girard    Teacher of Secondary Level Gifted Students     Bucks County, Pennsylvania Intermediate Unit 22

4. WHO SUCCEEDS?  By Alice R. Dunkle   Educational Writer and Science Educator     Great Falls, Virginia

5. BOOK REVIEW By Maurice D. Fisher, Publisher/Editor   Gifted Education Press Quarterly:  Amusing Ourselves To Death: Public Discourse In The Age Of Show Business By Neil Postman (Viking Press, 1985)

*FIRST ISSUE!  VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1


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