ERIC Number: ED262521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Forming a Local Parent Association for Gifted and Talented Education. 1985 Digest.
Gogel, Ella Mae
Suggestions are offered for establishing local parent association groups as advocates for gifted and talented students. Beginning concerns include location and recruitment of new members; affiliation with state and national groups (such as the Association for the Gifted within the Council for Exceptional Children and the National Assocation for Gifted Children); decisions about group names, meetings, and dues; and the role of a newsletter. Suggestions are offered, including ensuring that the association's objectives are claear and that its structure conforms to those objectives. Activities of a parent group can feature such efforts as ongoing visits to the school system, community surveys, contact with the state consultant for the gifted and talented, and contact with legislators. (CL)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Parent Associations, Program Development, Talent
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.