ERIC Number: ED140559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
On Being Gifted: Student Perspectives.
Designed by 20 gifted and talented adolescents, the book focuses on ways the gifted student can assume responsibility for his own education. Discussed in Chapter I on being gifted are problems of peer rejection, teacher influences, social values, and age disparities, as well as ways of dealing successfully with these difficulties. Chapter II examines those people--parents, teachers, and adult mentors--who have had the most influence on the students. Covered in Chapter III are the pros and cons of some school experiences, plus some options (such as independent study) which the students would like to see in the schools. Several types of programs regarding career education are explored in Chapter IV. Described in Chapter V are alternative types of educational programs, beginning with a vignette about a special school that includes community resources and activities in a curriculum designed for special talents and interests. A final chapter includes statements on priorities in public education and on the validity of participation in student government. Appended are lists of student participants, symposium consultants, and panel participants. (SBH)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office for Gifted and Talented.; Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Written by the participants in the National Student Symposium on the Education of the Gifted and Talented