ERIC Number: ED309284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Using Community Resources To Enrich Programs for Gifted and Talented Students.
Kreidler, William J.
This handbook was developed to help decision makers and others interested in gifted/talented education to address the challenge in two major ways: by designing new programs that successfully incorporate the principles and practices of community education and by improving existing programs using a community education approach. The seven programs highlighted in the sections of this publication incorporate at least one of the following community education practices: (1) parent advisory councils; (2) volunteer programs; (3) mentorship programs; (4) partnerships with business; (5) partnerships with cultural institutions; and (6) partnerships with colleges and universities. Each section of the publication includes an introduction explaining a particular community education approach and its relevance to gifted/talented programs. In each section, an exemplary program is highlighted, and other gifted/talented programs that use a similar approach are described briefly. Finally, a list of suggestions for implementing that particular approach is included. A list of resources completes the guide. (KC)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, College School Cooperation, Community Education, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment, Gifted, Institutional Cooperation, Mentors, Models, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Talent, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteers
Office of Community Education, Massachusetts Dept. of Education, 1385 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Office for Gifted and Talented.; Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Quincy. Office of Community Education.