ERIC Number: ED287274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Encendiendo una Llama. Bilingual Gifted and Talented Program: Overview, Identification of Students, and Instructional Approaches.
Hartford Public Schools, CT.
Three pamphlets describe facets of "Encendiendo Una Llama," a Hartford (Connecticut) demonstration program for bilingual gifted and talented students. An overview pamphlet summarizes key aspects of the model program: identification procedures, instructional services, teacher training, parent involvement, evidence of effectiveness, implementation requirements, and materials available for dissemination. A second brochure focuses in greater depth on aspects of identification, including linguistic and cultural factors. The program's identification efforts are focused primarily, though not exclusively, on the limited English proficient school population. The 3-stage identification process consists of open recruitment, talent pool, and formal identification. Parallel identification procedures for academic and artistic ability are used. Standardized tests and locally developed information forms are noted. A third brochure describes instructional approaches, including components of the program model (resource room, after-school program, and regular class component), staff development, student needs assessment, and curriculum components based on Renzulli's Enrichment Triad and bilingual education. Finally, sample curriculum units, the use of computers, and materials available for dissemination are cited. (JW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hartford Public Schools, CT.