ERIC Number: ED243287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Parent Handbook for G.A.T.E. Program. Programs for Gifted & Talented Students.
Scott, Pat A.
This handbook is designed to provide parents with information about gifted children and the Gifted & Talented Education (G.A.T.E.) Program. An initial section reviews California legislation regarding gifted students. Characteristics of gifted and talented children are described and suggestions are given for parents to enhance young children's development. Common myths about gifted children are explored. Identification efforts focus on students with high intellectual ability and/or high achievement. Among goals of the gifted program are differentiated learning opportunities and opportunities for developing healthy self concepts. Program options are cited for elementary (cluster groups and special day classes) as well as secondary programs. Desirable characteristics for teachers of gifted students are listed. A final section discusses ways in which parents can help their children, including allowing time to daydream and understanding the difference between encouraging and pushing them. Organizations and resources for parents are listed, followed by resources for students. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Corono-Norco Unified School District, Corono, CA.