ERIC Number: ED332460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Gifted Handicapped Students: The Way Forward.
Friedrichs, Terence Paul; And Others
The monograph describes the characteristics of high-potential handicapped pupils, and explains how these children can be identified and served within Virginia's educational "Standards of Quality." Emphasis is on finding and nurturing students' strengths. After an introductory discussion of the importance of identifying and serving the gifted handicapped, the first section provides definitions of giftedness and handicapping conditions. Typical student characteristics (including positive characteristics appearing as negative traits) are considered next. A chapter on identification of gifted handicapped students covers identification problems, potential solutions to identification problems, and selection and placement. The chapter on programming considers general principles, academic programming, remedial instruction, adaptive instruction, programming to enhance self-concept, developing a social self-concept, and the effects of administrative arrangements on self-concept. Staff development and community involvement are discussed, including teacher training, the role of the counselor, peer education, community efforts, and parental involvement. The final section looks at research needs concerning the gifted handicapped. Ten tables summarize characteristics, suggestions, and ideas. Includes approximately 175 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted Disabled, Interpersonal Competence, Parent Participation, Program Development, Remedial Instruction, Research Needs, Self Concept, Staff Development, Student Characteristics, Student Placement, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Note: Prepared by Programs for the Gifted.