ERIC Number: ED218841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-20
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Giftedness in Young Children.
Roedell, Wendy C.
The author describes how intellectual and academic strengths develop in young children and how children's daily behavior can reveal the presence of extraordinary capability. The relationships between the emergence of advanced intellectual skills and development of physical and social competencies are discussed. The implications of children's development for the educational environments of intellectually gifted young children are considered. Among components of an ideal program are guided opportunities for developing independence, a combination of informal kindergarten format and advanced content matched to children's skills, and performance expectations adapted to children's uneven development in intellectual, physical, and social domains. (SB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Gifted, Interpersonal Competence, Program Development, Psychomotor Skills, Young Children
Northwest Clearinghouse for Gifted Education, 1410 S. 200th St., Seattle, WA 98148 (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Service District 121, Seattle, WA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).