ERIC Number: ED197519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics and Identification of Gifted and Talented Students.
Tuttle, Frederick B., Jr.; Becker, Laurence A.
The document on characteristics and identification, is the first book in a multimedia program "Educating the Gifted and Talented," a series designed to provide background information, supplementary materials, workshop activities, and discussion questions for individuals and teachers who work or are preparing to work with gifted and talented students. An initial section disucsses some of the characteristics of gifted and talented students by focusing on individual abilities, interests, and needs and by encouraging the reader to look closely at specific students. Addressed are indicators of giftedness, problems encountered by the gifted, and the problems of definition. Supplementary materials for this section include lists of characteristics of creative gifted children, some general characteristics of gifted children, and behaviors in six talent areas. Five teacher activities are explained to help explore the underlying issues to be considered when examining characteristics of gifted individuals. A second section introduces instruments and procedures for identification and contains sample identification instruments and materials (scales, teacher checklists, questionnaires and inventories, creativity measures); sources of instruments; and a list of references. Among the instruments and materials cited are the Checklist for Culturally Disadvantaged Underachieving Mentally Gifted Minors and the Autobiographical Questionnaire. Three teacher activities related to identification conclude the document. (SBH)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Creativity, Creativity Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Screening Tests, Student Characteristics, Talent, Talent Identification
NEA Order Department, The Academic Building, New Haven, CT 06516 ($6.95, Stock No. 0732-8-00); Also a part of "Educating Gifted and Talented Students" (Edupak) comprised of filmstrips, cassettes, books ($147.40, Stock No. 070-1-00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.