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ERIC Number: ED067570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 8
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Drug Abuse and the Gifted Child.
Klausner, Karl S.
This paper explores the gifted child in relation to drugs. The author proposes a curriculum for parents and educators who wish to take steps to guide the gifted child past the drug scene. Factors leading to drug abuse among the gifted were identified by teachers, counselors, and parents attending drug abuse workshops at the 1972 conference of the California Association for the Gifted (CAG). Suggestions are made in the paper for ways of providing challenging situations into which the same energies which lead to drug use can be channeled. The author stresses the importance of knowing the real needs of the gifted child, realizing that these do not include drugs. He also notes the importance of adults in dealing with drug abuse by serving as role models with a commitment and dedication to solving this problem. (WS/Author)
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Authoring Institution: Institute for Social Concerns, Oakland, CA.