ERIC Number: ED262517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of Intellectually Gifted Children. 1985 Digest, Revised.
Whitmore, Joanne Rand
The digest examines the range of traits that may be exhibited by intellectually gifted children. The characterisitcs are explained to be signals that a particular child might warrant closer observation and special educational attention. Characteristics are listed under three headings: general behavior (early reading, ability to detect and interpret nonverbal cues, longer periods of concentration and attention than peers, and eclectic as well as focused interests); learning (keen powers of observation, independent reading, rapid insight into cause-effect relationship, and ready grasp of underlying principles); and creativity (fluency, flexibility and originality in thinking and sensitivity to beauty). (CL)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Creativity, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Learning, Student Characteristics, Talent, Talent Identification
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.