ERIC Number: ED240810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Parents, Power, Politics and Your Gifted Child. An Organizing Manual.
Steinbach, Trevor T.
This pamphlet is designed to help parents serve as advocates for the adoption of gifted programs in their local school districts. Rebuttals are offered to six myths about gifted students which commonly are used to deny gifted programs. Step-by-step methods for two strategies for obtaining gifted programs are presented: working from the top down (convincing the board of education and the superintendent that a gifted program is needed) and working from the bottom up (working with a teacher in the local school who is committed to gifted education). Suggestions are also given for protecting the program once it has been established and for organizing a parent advocacy group. (DC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Council for the Gifted, Bolingbrook.