ERIC Number: ED278210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Issues and Trends in Curriculum for the Gifted.
Passow, A. Harry
If educators are to fulfill their responsibilities to gifted children and youth, they must come to grips with related issues and questions when planning curriculum and instruction to prepare children and youth for the future. Among those issues and questions are: comprehensive curriculum planning for gifted children; total curriculum planning (as opposed to "pull-out" programs); understanding of the multiple dimensions of cognitive and affective growth; the need for both acceleration and enrichment in programs for gifted students; individualized instruction; effects of educational climate; training of all teachers to work with the gifted; and resources and materials for instruction which exists outside the gifted student's classroom and school. These issues, and many more, such as the need for teaching moral and ethical dimensions of modern technology, leadership skills, global perspective and understandings, and the threat of war, affect the development of curriculum for teaching gifted students to cope with and succeed in the future. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Gifted Children (33rd, Las Vegas, NV, November 2-7, 1986).