ERIC Number: ED234570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Building Bridges for Culturally Diverse Gifted Students.
A program designed to serve culturally different gifted elementary students in the Omaha (Nebraska) Public Schools is described. Following a brief rationale, information on the program's identification procedures lists 12 typical characteristics of culturally diverse gifted students. Possible program approaches are delineated, including (1) helping students develop better self concepts and pride in their work; (2) building on students' strengths; (3) developing students' creative thinking processes; (4) working from lower to higher cognitive levels at appropriate rates; (5) using role play, simulations, and problem-solving techniques to teach new concepts/materials; (6) gearing instruction to students' preferred learning styles; (7) making the curriculum relevant; (8) avoiding unnecessary economic demands; (9) recognizing and utilizing the richness of cultural diversity; (10) using community resources; (11) counseling students; and (12) personalizing and humanizing the curriculum. The program's development is traced from its inception in 1979 to workshops for teachers, pilot programs, summer school enrichment programs, and dissemination of the model through conference presentations and written documents. Seventy-one references are cited and evaluation instruments used in the project are described in the appendix. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference on the Exceptional Black Child (Atlanta, GA, July 24-27, 1983).