ERIC Number: ED197523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Teaching the Gifted and Talented Oral Communication and Leadership.
Friedman, Paul G.
As part of the "Educating Gifted and Talented Students" series, the booklet offers the teacher guidelines for facilitating communication abilities in gifted children. Following an introduction, a first chapter lists characteristics of students gifted in speech communication and leadership. The essence of giftedness in speech communication and leadership is seen to be the capacity for effective flexibility. Additional characteristics of leadership and speech communication abilities are mentioned in a second chapter and three methods (including showing ambiguous pictures to students and asking them to describe what they see portrayed) for identifying leadership and communication abilities are outlined. A final chapter, which makes up the bulk of the booklet, describes strategies for teaching oral communication. A purposes section discusses the general directions or goals for communication instruction aimed at the gifted. The section on practices suggests methods for achieving those goals, methods especially applicable for gifted students. A programs section deals with integrating the suggested methods into the classroom setting. Among procedures considered are experiential learning, individualized learning, independent study projects, and internships. Appendixes include information on introspection activities, teacher/student agreement on course ground rules, a troubleshooting checklist, a leader's brief, and steps for program evaluation. (SBH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Leadership, Learning Activities, Speech Communication, Student Characteristics, Talent, Talent Identification, Teaching Methods
NEA Order Department, The Academic Building, New Haven, CT 06516 ($4.75, Stock No. 0739-5-00); 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; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Note: A part of the Teaching the Gifted and Talented in the Content Area Series, Fred B. Tuttle, Jr., Series Editor. For related documents, see EC 131 721-728.