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ERIC Number: ED197532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
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The Young Gifted Child: An Overview.
Bechtel, Laten Gray
The paper addresses identification of the young gifted child and explores research on the importance of early recognition and programs designed to meet the needs of gifted students. The history of gifted education and early childhood education is traced. Reasons for intervention, such as maximizing the potential of the gifted child, are pointed out. The author considers characteristics of the gifted and considers several methods for identification (parent nomination, teacher observation, formal testing, and informal testing). Several common instruments of measuring general intellectual ability and achievement in young children are examined, including the Stanford Binet IQ Test, the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, and the Wide Range Achievement Test. Research on the process of creativity is cited. Finally, examples of various kinds of programs for young gifted children are described. (SBH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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