ERIC Number: ED258743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Quality Gifted Education in Small, Rural Schools.
Small, rural schools have proportionately as many gifted students as larger schools and can have quality gifted educational programs. As in large schools, identification involves staff and self-referral and systematic record evaluations. Referral reviews determine if needs are being met in regular classrooms, suggest alternative strategies for regular teachers, and recommend individual evaluation for students whose needs are not met. Those students are administered a battery of intelligence and achievement tests. Advanced services may be offered and students may have an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) developed. Parents must be informed of their rights and students must be carefully monitored. As students frequently create their own materials and the coordinator is capable of handling effectively a comparably large number of gifted, such programs are less expensive than most regular educational programs. Community support is important and it is recommended that the name gifted be avoided. The program director should have experience in the field, be versed in federal and state regulations, and be given sufficient time for the paperwork involved. Arrangements may also be made to offer special, advanced services to students even though they do not meet the state criteria for identification of gifted students. (PM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Rural and Small Schools Conference (6th, Manhattan, KS, October 29-30, 1984).