No child should have to be identified as ""gifted"" in order to benefit from a rich, challenging learning experience. This book tells the story of the Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) at UC Berkeley, an example of a long-standing, self-supporting summer program that shifted from ""mining"" to ""growing"" talent. The authors provide an insider's view of the teachers, students, curriculum, and school culture as a model for creating academic enrichments programs in and out of school.
Lauren A. Sosniak (deceased) was a professor of education at San Jos State University in California. Nina Hersch Gabelko is director of the Academic Talent Development Program at the University of California at Berkeley.