ERIC Number: ED233527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
An Administrator's Guide to the Education of Gifted and Talented Children.
Van Tassel-Baska, Joyce
The book is intended to help administrators provide leadership necessary to begin and maintain gifted and talented education programs. An initial section provides an overview of the population, the rationale for special educational provisions, a historical review of gifted and talented education, and considerations in identification, program selection, and program funding. The second section details 13 points in program development: (1) setting up a steering committee, (2) conducting needs assessment, (3) appointing a coordinator, (4) delineating a program model, (5) developing a technical assistance plan, (6) developing and implementing an identification process, (7) deciding on a curriculum development plan, (8) selecting teachers, (9) implementing the program, (10) evaluating the program, (11) using community resources, (12) structuring a counseling component, and (13) keeping the program going. Among resources listed are references for administrators and suggested identification procedures in six talent areas. (CL)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Talent, Talent Identification
National Association of State Boards of Education, 444 N. Capitol St., N.W., Washington, DC 20001 ($7.50 each, $20.00 set of 3).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Boards of Education, Washington, DC.