ERIC Number: ED161527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Nurturing Intellectual Talent in Early Childhood.
Karnes, Merle B.; And Others
This teaching guide suggests practical ideas for encouraging intellectual talent in preschool children. It is part of a series of similar guides, developed by the RAPYHT Project (Retrieval and Acceleration of Promising Young Handicapped and Talented) for educating young gifted/talented handicapped children and gifted children with no handicaps. The guide begins with a brief review of research on the importance of encouraging the intellectually talented child to develop his or her cognitive abilities. Also presented is a list of common traits displayed by children with high intellectual abilities, and suggestions and general methods which can be integrated into a preschool program to stimulate intellectual talent. The final and largest section of the guide is devoted to specifying goal areas and appropriate classroom activities for intellectually talented children. The areas discussed include convergent thinking, divergent thinking, evaluative thinking, intellectual risk-taking, and the challenge of complexity, curiosity and imagination. An annotated list of resources is included. (CM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Educational Diagnosis, Gifted, Handicapped Children, Instructional Materials, Intellectual Development, Learning Activities, Preschool Education, Talent Development, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Publications Office, Institute for Child Behavior and Development, University of Illinois, 805 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Catalog No. 1403.004, $2.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Inst. for Child Behavior and Development.