ERIC Number: ED193812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
A Teacher Training Proposal in Gifted Education.
Wiggins, R. Gene
The paper describes a program developed at Alabama A and M University to train teachers to work with gifted children. The approach involves building on the experiences and backgrounds of teachers from other academic areas, and is designed to assist prospective teachers in developing competencies in both subject area specialties and gifted education. The program is divided into two parts: the master's degree program and the educational specialist degree program. Eighteen teaching competencies to be developed by the program are listed, along with admission requirements and course requirements. Three particular curriculum plans in the program are described, each designed to meet the needs of a particular group of teachers (those holding master's degree certificates in a subject area specialty, those holding master's degree certificates in gifted education, and those holding master's degree certificates in a nonsubject area specialty and who do not hold a degree certificate in gifted education). Program course descriptions in gifted education are appended. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama A and M Univ., Normal.