ERIC Number: ED262520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Programs for the Gifted and Talented. 1985 Digest.
Shrum, Judith L.
Program development in gifted and talented education is the focus of the digest. Elements of a successful program, including statements of support for differential education, staff orientation, and multiple appropriate screening and identification procedures are listed. Beginning steps for planning committees are noted. Identification approaches may include standardized achievement and intelligence tests, judgments of student products, and nominations by school officials, parents, or self. Staff considerations involve knowledge, training, and demonstrated competencies. Seven program formats are commonly employed: (1) regular classroom with cluster, (2) regular classroom with pullout, (3) special class, (4) special schools, (5) mentors, (6) acceleration, and (7) enrichment. Curriculum determination should be based on such factors as skill development for functioning beyond the classroom, reflection of students' interests, and emphasis on conceptual themes rather than the acquisition of additional facts. A brief list of resources concludes the document. (CL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Program Development, Staff Role, 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.