Academic Competitions for Gifted Students: A Resource Book for Teachers and Parents

Academic Competitions for Gifted Students is a handy reference about competitions for students from Kindergarten through the 12th grade in several content areas. More than just a listing, this book serves as a guide for using academic competitions in the context of a student's total academic experience. For each of the 170 competitions, school personnel and parents will find a brief description along with contact and participation information. Providing an overview of the characteristics of good competitions, the authors list criteria for selecting those that match students' strengths and weaknesses. The book also covers: The role of academic competitions in the life of a student Ways to evaluate competitions and their impact on talented students Access to international and national academic competitions Ways to anticipate and avoid the potential problems Strategies for maximizing the benefits of competitions