ERIC Number: ED204060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Rural Programs for Gifted and Talented Students.
Intended to develop guidelines in gifted education appropriate for the approximately 212 Washington rural school districts with fewer than 2000 students, the booklet has 3 purposes: to describe Washington's rural community, to provide basic information about gifted education, and to encourage the planning and development of rural programs in gifted education. Following an outline, the booklet presents the process a district would go through to develop a gifted program. The steps described are: providing awareness; choosing a definition; writing a philosophy; setting program goals; identifying students; choosing program options; developing a differentiated curriculum that deals with the issues of content, process, self-concept, and products; and designing an evaluation system. The book contains a detailed table describing 24 program options (including cluster grouping, advanced placement, and a mentor program) and their staff requirements, necessary facilities and materials, inservice and special training, and cost factor. The section for each step contains a list of additional resources (books, films, resource people). Suggestions for sources of funding and a selected short bibliography are included. (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Whitworth Coll., Spokane, WA. Center for Gifted Education.; Oakesdale School District, WA.
Note: Prepared in collaboration with the Palouse Consortium Teacher Center, Colfax, WA.