The Conceptual Foundations Network believes that a strong conceptual and theoretical framework is needed for the field of gifted education to advance. Their mission is to focus on theory; concepts of giftedness; philosophical foundations; trends, issues, and future directions for the field; historical perspectives; and perspectives from outside the field in order to provide the longitudinal, conceptual, and structural frame from which the field can build appropriate curriculum, identify students, and do research. Specifically, the Network:
Jennifer Riedl Cross, Chair
Stephen Schroth, Chair Elect
Through the efforts of the NAGC Conceptual Foundations Network, the Legacy Series creates a permanent record in image and voice, of prominent individuals who have devoted their energy and professional talents to enhancing the lives of our nation's most able learners. The Conceptual Foundations Network is committed to guiding this project in documenting, profiling, and preserving the theories of our eminent leaders in a manner that will honor them and capture their contributions for future generations of advocates and educators.
To date, the following DVDs have been produced and are available in the NAGC Online Bookstore: