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ERIC Number: ED189756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A New Direction in the Identification of Children for a Preschool Gifted Program.
Basic assumptions regarding the process of identifying gifted children for special preschool programs are examined in light of traditional and contemporary definitions of giftedness. Uses and limitations of various identification techniques are discussed with an emphasis on approaches which are being used currently to identify gifted preschoolers. Given the recent trend toward enrichment and away from a total reliance on academic acceleration, it is argued that identification procedures should be geared to the child outcome goals spoused by individual preschool programs. It is pointed out that decisions regarding identification procedures should be made only after definitions and goals are established. (Author/SBH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April, 1980).