Table of Contents

1. The context of special and gifted education.
2. Representation of minority students in special and gifted education.
3. Influences on cognitive and behavioral development.
4. Early intervention programs.
5. The general education context.
6. The legal context and the referral process.
7. Assessment practices, definitions and classification criteria.
8. Alternative approaches to assessment.
9. Weighing the benefits of placement.
10. Recommendations.