HATTIESBURG -- The
academic, social and emotional needs of gifted children and youth
are the focus of a new series of books produced by a gifted education
professor at The University of Southern Mississippi and one of her
The Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education
has been designed and edited by Dr. Frances A. Karnes and Dr. Kristen
Stephens. Karnes is the director of the Frances A. Karnes Center
for Gifted Studies at Southern Miss, which is celebrating its 25th
anniversary this year.
Stephens, a former student of Karnes', is the coordinator
of education outreach and editor-in-chief of the Duke Gifted Letter
at Duke University.
"There are eight books in the mini-series written
for teachers in regular classrooms and specialized programs for
the gifted, pre-service teachers and graduate students," said
The topics in the mini-series are "Acceleration
Strategies for Teaching Gifted Learners"; "Curriculum
Compacting"; "Enrichment Opportunities for Gifted Learners";
"Independent Study"; "Mentoring Gifted Students";
"Questioning Strategies"; "Social and Emotional Teaching
Strategies"; and "Using Media and Technology with Gifted
Karnes and Stephens have also focused on the needs
of busy classroom teachers and have produced timesaving introductions
to the most important issues in gifted education. The series is
published by Prufrock Press.
"Dr. Karnes, along with an outstanding group
of scholars, continues to provide valuable resources for classroom
teachers," said Dr. Willie Pierce, dean of the Southern Miss
College of Education and Psychology.
For more information about the Karnes Center, call