ERIC Number: ED262525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Training for Teachers of the Gifted and Talented. 1984 Digest.
Jenkins-Friedman, Reva; And Others
The digest addresses topics related to professional training for teachers of gifted and talented students. General responsibilities of such teachers include organizing enrichment activities for students and teachers, disseminating information about innovative teaching practices and materials, and promoting integration between regular and special program experiences. Ways in which regular classroom teachers can help gifted students include being open to the gifted program teacher's suggestions, as well as being willing to modify scheduling, resource selection, and curriculum goals. Effective teachers of the talented and gifted enjoy working with high ability students who ask challenging questions and produce innovative ideas. Career issues are discussed and the availability of six professional tracks (including administrators, higher education personnel, and free lance consultants) is noted. (CL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Talent, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 (one copy free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.