ERIC Number: ED082396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
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Florida's State Resource Manual for Gifted Child Education.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.
Presented is Florida's state resource manual for gifted child education. Noted are the history and philosophy of the gifted child program, and offered is a profile of a typical gifted and talented youth. Identification of gifted and talented youth is discussed, and suggested is a process format using information gained from both cognitive and affective tests. Program goals and objectives are seen to stress individualized instruction in forms such as special groupings, enrichment in the regular classroom, and acceleration or advanced placement. Brainstorming to encourage divergent thinking is one idea given in the section on creativity. Criteria for teacher selection given include creativity, organizational skills, and enthusiasism. Among guidelines for counseling parents are making them aware of their importance in the educative process for the gifted child. Suggestions for maintaining open communication among parents, administrators, and classroom teachers are listed and include a systematic method of reporting student progress (parents). Recommended are the use of community resources such as industry, special interest groups, and talented parents. Noted are evaluation techniques such as individualized conferences and sociograms. Appended are evaluation forms such as a self concept rating, a class behavior checklist, a teacher's information awareness checklist, and forms for differential evaluation in three program models. (DB)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Community Resources, Evaluation, Exceptional Child Education, Gifted, Individualized Instruction, Resource Materials, State Programs
Miss Joyce Runyan, Programs for the Gifted, Department of Education, Education for Exceptional Children, 319 Knott Bldg., Tallahassee, Florida 32304
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.
Identifiers - Location: Florida