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ERIC Number: ED073582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Pages: 6
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Gifted Disadvantaged Children.
Stallings, Clifford
Presented are guidelines to help teachers effectively identify and educate gifted students from urban environments. It is said that the one consistent criteria that teachers may use to identify gifted students is the depth to which students respond to environmental items (recall of street signs or types of automobiles found on the block and analysis of community affairs). Teachers observations and peer evaluation are also thought to be useful means of identifying gifted children. It is recommended that strategies for motivating gifted children include helping the child plan his occupational goal, finding individuals in the community who could assist teachers in developing their student's occupational model, developing communications with parents, and providing concrete experiences that allow students to explore their talents and discover their potential. Teachers are encouraged to create an environment in which community situations are the basis for learning and to develop students' leadership potential, especially at junior and senior high school levels. Educational trends such as the following are identified and commended: emphasis on early identification of talents, abolition of grade placements as presently conceived, experiences which allow divergent as well as convergent thinking, and use of systems analysis in planning students' programs. (GW)
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs.