ERIC Number: ED146456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education: A New Dimension for the Gifted and the Talented Students. A Vocational Teacher's Resource Guide.
Stone, Thomas; And Others
Focus in this resource guide for secondary and postsecondary vocational teachers is on individualizing programs and courses to provide for the unique interests and abilities of gifted and talented students. An overview is presented of the status of vocational education and how it can enhance the occupational development of gifted youth. This is followed by discussion of learning characteristics of gifted children and their identification, placement, and programming. Utilization of the fifteen occupational clusters set forth by the U.S. Office of Education is emphasized throughout as an aid in the search of potentially satisfying jobs and educational and occupational ladders for the gifted. Topics addressed under curriculum and instruction for the gifted and talented include instructional alternatives, individualized instruction, an enrichment model, differentiated instruction, and program modifications. Under the heading of program administration are guidelines for shaping a gifted program and notes on the role of the vocational teacher with the gifted. Five program descriptions are presented as examples of those which could attract and hold the interest of gifted and talented students. Case studies of students who exhibited outstanding potential and took part in vocational preparation programs are also included. Each differs in the time in the student's life-occupation when the training occurred. A list of professional organizations for further reference and an annotated bibliography are appended. (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