ERIC Number: ED146455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Vocational Education: A Challenging Alternative for the Gifted and the Talented Student. A Manual for Guidance Counselors.
Milne, Bruce G.; And Others
Focus of this manual for secondary and postsecondary guidance counselors is on the counseling of gifted and talented students about vocational education programs and their usefulness in career planning. Introductory sections address the current status of vocational education, gifted education, and guidance counseling with attention to the guidance counselor's role in an appropriate synthesis of the three. The concept of educational and occupational ladders is presented with respect to what vocational education can contribute to the gifted and talented student. Treatment is geared to the fifteen occupational clusters. A section on implementation of a guidance program for the gifted and talented in vocational preparation lists suggested counselor activities with students, school staff, vocational educators, parents, and community members. Several sections are devoted to the process of identifying the gifted. Methods of identification examined include characteristics checklists, observation techniques, standardized tests, nomination techniques, interview techniques, and use of case studies. Several special identification concerns are discussed: characteristics of older gifted youth, working with the handicapped, working with minority groups and the culturally different, sex role stereotyping, and rural-isolated students. Emphasis throughout the handbook is on the need for the gifted and talented student to be given viable alternatives in vocational/occupational training in pursuit of a life-satisfying career. A bibliography is included. (JT)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Curriculum Development Branch.
Authoring Institution: South Dakota Univ., Vermillion. Educational Research and Service Center.
Note: For related documents see CE 013 871-874