ERIC Number: ED224274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Gifted and Talented: Programs that Work.
Epstein, Carol B.
The book examines the current status of education for the gifted in the United States and looks at characteristics of good programs. Considered in the first chapter are increasing interest in programs for the gifted and talented, expansion of the definition of "gifted," increased government commitment, and the evolution of programs in Cleveland and New York City. The chapter on the status of gifted education today provides a brief review of recent developments in each state. Discussed in the third chapter are characteristics of the gifted and talented, creativity and other types of giftedness, and a program for gifted students with learning disabilties. Stressed in the chapter on identifying the gifted and talented is the importance of early identification and the use of many identification methods. The fifth chapter examines different learning needs of gifted children, the use of the arts to identify high potential, leadership ability, and characteristics of successful teachers of the gifted. Program design is considered next with sections on options for program structure, requirements of a good program design, and steps in developing a program. The final chapter focuses on educating parents and the public with examples of an outdoor education program, a preschool program for exceptionally precocious children, and the use of mentors to guide the gifted. Lists of appropriate publications and organizations are also provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Creativity, Definitions, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Government Role, Leadership, Parent Education, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, State Programs, Student Characteristics, Talent Identification, Teacher Characteristics
National School Public Relations Association, 1801 N. Moore St., Arlington, VA 22209 ($9.95, Stock No. 411-13351).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Public Relations Association, Arlington, VA.
Note: One of a series of "Education USA Special Reports."