ERIC Number: ED239466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Developing Your Gifted Program Manual: A Guide for Coordinators. #6 of a Series.
Steinbach, Trevor T.
Educational policies for gifted programs are often developed as the result of being under fire by either the public, parents, or the district. Such policies are often ill-conceived because they have been created under pressure rather than rational thought; therefore, this booklet reviews the content and organization of a sample program manual for gifted education. Three major aspects of the program manual are addressed: (1) district organizational materials (district philosophy and definition, program goals, and program description); (2) district policies (referral procedures, withdrawal procedures, student records, and staff development); and (3) monitoring materials (program objectives, current proposal, miscellaneous program forms, coordinator documentation, media coverage, needs assessment, and parents advisory council). Examples of specific manual materials that may be modified to fit a district's specific needs are provided for each aspect. The booklet concludes with a discussion of writing, reviewing, and distributing the manual. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois Council for the Gifted, Bolingbrook.