Resources

In order to promote the welfare and education of children and youth with gifts, talents, and/or high potential, The Association for the Gifted, a division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC-TAG), provides the following resources.

Excellence and Diversity Gifted Education (EDGE)

This innovative new journal will provide a wealth of information about diversity and gifted children.

TAG Books

The CEC-TAG Educational Resource series, published through Prufrock Press, addresses issues pertinent to gifted children including Response to Intervention, curriculum and program practices for underserved gifted students, and diversity. All proceeds from these books benefit CEC-TAG.

TAG Updates


This newsletter for CEC-TAG, published four times a year, provides a wealth of information for members: pertinent articles on critical issues, legislative alerts and updates, workshop and conference information, excerpts of books, reviews of new resources, and more. The Winter 2014 issue as well as all future issues will be posted to the members-only page. If interested in joining CEC-TAG, please see membership.

Diversity and Developing Gifts and Talents: A National Call to Action


The need for a national call to action about diversity and developing gifts and talents derived from the continuing and significant underrepresentation of specific groups receiving educational services for the gifted and talented. This call to action from CEC-TAG requires thinking in terms of a more global system involving educators, families, communities, and businesses joining together to educate children at the edge of their ability. The home, the community, and the school are all places where children learn and may be encouraged to grow. Diversity and Developing Talents proposes action in four areas: preparing school personnel, ensuring equitable curriculum and learning environments, finding giftedness, and including diversity in research.

Journal for the Education of the Gifted Articles

The official publication of CEC-TAG, Journal for the Education of the Gifted offers information and research on the educational and psychological needs of gifted and talented children. Devoted to excellence in educational research and scholarship, the journal acts as a forum for diverse ideas and points of view on gifted education, counseling, and parenting. As an internationally distributed journal committed to the analysis and communication of knowledge and research on gifted children, the publication acts as a highly respected voice for those involved with gifted and talented children.

A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students


This seminal study from the Templeton Foundation examines the research conducted on acceleration in the past 50 years.  Very few educators support acceleration even though, according to A Nation Deceived, it is the most cost-efficient and easily implemented service for gifted children. Available in 10 languages, this powerful tool should be in the hands of all parents – and placed in the hands of educators, administrators, and board members.

ERIC Digests Articles on Gifted and Talented

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Digests are short education articles and reports produced by the ERIC Clearinghouse system, now defunct. Part of the public domain, these articles provide an overview of pertinent issues in gifted education and provide references.

Position Statements

CEC-TAG issues formal statements and calls to action on certain issues pertinent to the education of children who are gifted and talented: diversity, growth models, inclusion, and Response to Intervention. Each has been approved by the CEC-TAG Board.

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