ERIC Number: ED262512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Mentorships for the Gifted and Talented. 1985 Digest.
Runions, Ted; Smyth, Elizabeth
The digest considers the operation and function of mentorships in gifted and talented education. Defined as learning partnerships between two or more individuals regarding a mutual interest, mentorships are designed to differentiate the curriculum through such means as creating opportunities for learner access to professional expertise in the community, offering real-life experiences, establising a network of community resource people, and providing leadership opportunities through tutoring between and among elementary and secondary school students. Organization is reviewed for formal (such as enrichment components of regular courses) as well as informal processes. Suggestions are offered for initiating the program, including orientation of all parties to their redefined roles and development of self-directed learning skills. A brief list of resources on the topic concludes the digest. (CL)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 (one free copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.