ERIC Number: ED161173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Educational Planning for the Gifted. Overcoming Cultural, Geographic and Socioeconomic Barriers
Baldwin, Alexinia Y., Ed.; And Others
The book presents theoretical considerations and practical recommendations concerned with school planning for gifted children who might not be identified nor have an opportunity to develop their mental capacities because of external influences such as cultural diversity, socioeconomic status, or geographic isolation. Six different approaches to identification are presented. "Using the System of Multicultural Pluralistic Assessment (SOMPA) to Identify the Gifted Minority Child" (J. Mercer, J. Lewis) describes the extension of SOMPA to the identification of children whose potential has been masked by cultural differences between the home and school. "The Identification of Gifted Chicano Children" (E. Bernal, Jr.) discusses how Chicanos themselves view giftedness, along with three types of identification techniques. (Nondiscriminatory Testing Procedures to Assess Giftedness in Black, Chicano, Navajo, and Anglos" (M. Meeker) discussed the identification and separation of gifted abilities apart from a gifted score, and the identification of gifted level cognitive abilities in disadvantaged minority children. "Finding the Ablest Mathematical Reasoners in a Specifically Designated Group" (J. Stanley) presents a model that can be applied to almost any special group. "Ways of Discovering Gifted Black Children" (E. Torrance) discusses tests that lack minority group bias and those that tap cultural strengths. "The Baldwin Identification Matrix" (A. Baldwin) presents a format to more equitably assign students to gifted programs. In "Curriculum and Methods--What is the Difference" (A. Baldwin), the definition and components of a quality program for gifted children with unique needs are discussed. "Within the Community and Its Schools" (G. Gear) explores factors that affect the success of programs for gifted children with unique needs, "Summary, Analysis, and Future Directions" (R. Fuchigami) concludes the booklet. (DLS)
Descriptors: Children, Community Involvement, Curriculum, Disadvantaged, Gifted, Minority Group Children, Poverty, School Planning, Talent Identification
Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales Unit, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($5.25)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office for Gifted and Talented.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.