ERIC Number: ED258420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Gifted Plus: A Unit Designed to Teach Gifted Children about Their Abilities.
Jenkins-Friedman, Reva; Anderson, Margaret A.
An approach (the "orientation seminar") is described to help gifted students understand their abilities and learn to act effectively in future social and academic situations. The seminar consists of nine sessions to be used in sequence with the following topics: (1) pre-measures of self-concept, attitudes, myths and realities, (2) orientation to the seminar, (3) characteristics of gifted and talented students, (4) relationship of intelligence to giftedness, (5) ways to free creative thinking, (6) values about one's abilities, (7) stress/burnout, (8) simulated problem solving, and (9) the future in the gifted program. Preliminary data from field testing with 20 junior high students, and their teachers are presented in a session-by-session format. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (63rd, Anaheim, CA, April 15-19, 1985).