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The essential texts listed below represent the "Best of the Best" that NAGC has to offer members of the Higher Education Community. Simply click on the book cover or title to be directed to the online bookstore.

Using the National Gifted Education Standards for University Teacher Preparation Programs 
A breakthrough resource on gifted education course design! For universities seeking accreditation of their teacher preparation programs in gifted education, the program must be aligned with the ten standards newly approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Divided into seventy specific knowledge and skill requirements, these standards represent the best practices in gifted education and identify what teachers of the gifted should know and be able to do.

State of the States 
The report provides a bi-annual snapshot of how states regulate and support programs and services for gifted and talented learners. The report, developed in collaboration with the Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted, provides data covering questions about funding, state education agency support, mandates, identification, programs and services, personnel preparation, accountability, and other key policies and practices related to advanced learners for the school year. 

Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education: What the Research Says 
Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education: What the Research Says is the definitive reference book for those searching for a summary and evaluation of the literature on giftedness and gifted education. The book presents almost 50 summaries of important topics in the field, providing relevant research and a guide to how the research applies to gifted education.

The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children 
Examines the social and emotional lives of gifted children and youth.  Issues related to underachievement, sensitivity, depression, and loneliness are explored.  Chapter authors urge differentiated educational strategies, counseling, research, and community-oriented action.

The Handbook of Secondary Gifted Education
This groundbreaking textbook is designed to help education professionals interested in building effective and comprehensive educational opportunities for gifted students.


National Gifted Education Standards for University Teacher Preparation Programs