A History of American Gifted Education provides the first comprehensive history of the field of gifted education, which is essential to recognizing its contribution to the overall American educational landscape. The text relies heavily on primary documents and artifacts as well as essential secondary documents such as the disparate historical texts and relevant biographies that already exist. This book commences its investigation of American gifted education with the founding of the field of psychology and subsequently gifted education at the early part of the 20th century and concludes just over a century later with the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001.

chapter |3 pages


part |34 pages

Section I

part |49 pages


chapter |5 pages

A Field of Their Own

chapter |12 pages

Father of Gifted Education

chapter |9 pages

Mother of Gifted Education

chapter |2 pages

The Residue of Eugenics

chapter |4 pages

Challenging the Status Quo

part |46 pages


chapter |5 pages

The Growth of Gifted Education

chapter |10 pages

Legislative Initiatives

chapter |9 pages

Technology and Science Driven Reform

Searching for Talent

part |50 pages


chapter |3 pages

Building and Sustaining Capacity

chapter |10 pages

The Marland Report

chapter |7 pages

Capacity Building

chapter |5 pages

Gifted Education’s Failings

Underserved Populations

chapter |4 pages