ERIC Number: ED164478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
S.P.I.C.E. Workshop Model: An Approach to Alternative Programs for the Disadvantaged Gifted.
Mitchell, Bruce M.; Dodson, Edward
Major problems associated with subcultural variations in school performance that interfere with the development of special programs for disadvantaged, gifted students are discussed. These problems include the difficulty of identifying gifted minority students by usual testing methods, the nature of programs that may be devised to benefit them, and obtaining acceptance of such programs by school authorities. A model program is outlined in an attempt to deal with these multiple problems. Development of "culture fair" tests is proposed as a first step in identifying students for the program. Recognizing the culture conflict between the powerless poor and the average middle class is an important factor in successful program planning. The cooperation of the family and the community is a desirable goal. It is emphasized that the responsibility for developing this program must be shared equally with the adult members of the minority group. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, CA.