ERIC Number: ED332459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Gifted Education in Virginia: Parent Handbook. Fall 1990.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
The handbook for parents of gifted students in Virginia provides basic State guidelines and lists resources. The state definition of gifted students is given and the six areas of giftedness specifically defined. Typical characteristics of the gifted child are briefly listed. Gifted identification procedures are outlined including referral, screening and assessment, obtaining of parental consent, and determination of eligibility. The identification of gifted students in special populations is also addressed. The purpose and legal background of gifted education in Virginia is summarized. The handbook also examines local school division responsibility for developing a plan for gifted education that addresses the following: philosophy; goals and objectives; identification and placement; program design; personnel selection and staff development; advisory council; and evaluation. Program options for the identified gifted child at both the elementary and secondary levels are listed and include enrichment in the regular classroom, out-of-grade placement in certain subjects, resource room programs, full-time classes, subject acceleration or advancement, honors classes, independent study, mentorships, college courses/dual enrollment, magnet schools, and Governor's School programs. Finally, the role of parents and the Advisory Committee is considered. A directory of resources includes programs, organizations, periodicals, and books. (17 entries) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Note: Prepared by Programs for the Gifted.