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NAGC is dedicated to ensuring the success of our most highly able students. The links below contain a variety of books, professional papers, Gifted Child Quarterly articles, and other links supporting STEM education.

STEM Articles from the Pages of Gifted Child Quarterly
National Research Center for Gifted and Talented Monographs
Crucial Commentaries and Relevant Reports
Professional Papers: Expand Your Knowledge
Math and Science Organizations 

STEM Articles from the Pages of Gifted Child Quarterly
All articles from NAGC's journal, Gifted Child Quarterly, are downloadable for a small fee. Click titles for abstract

A Comprehensive Continuum of Gifted Education and Talent Development Services: Discovering, Developing, and Enhancing Young People’s Gifts and Talents
Marcia Gentry

Talented Students in an Exemplary Career and Technical Education School: A Qualitative Inquiry
Marcia Gentry, Saiying Hu, Scott J. Peters, and Mary Rizza

Gender Differences in Gifted Achievement in Britain and the U.S.
Joan Freeman

Gender Differences in Mathematics and the Sciences: Can Attributional Retraining Improve the Performance of Gifted Females? 
Kurt A. Heller

The Reform Movement and the Quiet Crisis in Gifted Education 
Joe Renzulli and Sally Reis

Crucial Commentaries and Relevant Reports 

Commentary on National Security and Educational Excellence 

Commentary on the Crisis Clouding the Future of R & D 

The National Defense Education Act, Current STEM Initiative, and the Gifted 

Rising above the Gatheing Storm (Revised) 

Science and Engineering Indicators 2010: A Report Card for U.S. Science, Engineering, and Technology 

Addressing the STEM Challenge by Expanding Specialty Math and Science High Schools  

Focus on STEM from the National Research Center for Gifted and Talented NRC/GT 
The work of The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT) is guided by emerging research about the broadened conception of human potential and the need to develop "high-end learning" opportunities for all of America's students.

Science Talent in the Young Expressed Within Ecologies of Achievement 

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs for Talented Students in American High Schools: A Focus on Science and Mathematics

Residential Schools of Mathematics and Science for Academically Talented Youth: An Analysis of Admission Programs

Constructing a Secure Mathematics Pipeline for Minority Students

The Development of Gifted and Talented Mathematics Students and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards

Professional Papers: Expand Your Knowledge  

STEM: The 21st Century Sputnik
With permission from Kappa Delta Pi Record, 44, no4, Summer 2008

Symposium Promotes Technological Literacy through STEM
With permission from The Technology Teacher, 68, no6, March 2009

A Resuscitation of Gifted Education
With permission from American Educational History Journal, Volume 36, Number 1, 2009
Please click here for details on how to aquire the entire issue or other issues.
(Note, this is a read-only pdf. Please do not print, copy, or save)

A STEM Brainstorm at NASA
With Permission from Techniques, 83,no9, January 2009  83

Books with a STEM focus  

The Peak in the Middle: Developing Mathematically Gifted Students in the Middle Grades
Edited by: Mark Saul, Susan Assouline, & Linda Jensen Sheffield

Developing Mathematically Promising Students
Edited by Linda Jensen Sheffield

Critical Issues in STEM Evaluation: New Directions for Evaluation
By Douglas Huffman & Frances Lawrenz

Institute strives for national STEM education network
By Cynthia D. Miller

Materials from our Sponsors
Please visit the following websites for Books relating to STEM Curriculum as well.

Prufrock Press

Corwin Press

Free Spirit Press

Math and Science Organizations
Explore these great Math and Science links to find out what others across the country are doing to increase education in the STEM fields.

National Science Teachers Association 

National Council for the Teachers of Mathematics 


National Science Foundation 

Coalition for Science After School (CSAS) National STEM Directory 

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Institute 

The STEM Coalition

Math and Science High Schools
Several states sponsor public high schools for students in grades 11 and 12 who are advanced in math and science Generally, admission is selective and based upon previous academic records, personal interviews, teacher recommendations, and standardized testing. Click here for the most up-to-date list.

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