ERIC Number: ED309607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Policies for a Gifted/Talented Program: A Handbook.
Hoctor, Marge; Kaplan, Sandra
This booklet presents a series of worksheets to assist in the development and implementation of a well integrated set of policies for gifted/talented programs. Each worksheet covers an issue to be considered in policy development, with blank space allotted for specifying positive and negative points, a suggested policy, needs, and a timeline. Issues include: (1) identifying and placing under-represented minority students in gifted/talented programs, (2) articulating curriculum for gifted/talented students, (3) developing grading practices that do not discriminate against gifted/talented students, (4) deferring the differentiated curriculum in favor of the regular curriculum, (5) providing comprehensive programming, (6) using off-grade-level textbooks and resources, (7) training teachers to teach gifted/talented students, (8) assigning teachers for the program, (9) dismissing or removing students from the program, (10) obtaining high school or college credit for advanced courses taken at other institutions, (11) providing a continuous and accessible identification process, (12) discriminating against underachievers, (13) punishing students for participation in "pull-out" classes of a gifted/talented program, (14) assigning homework for students, and (15) overscheduling students. (PB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Policy Formation, Program Development, Talent, Worksheets
California Association for the Gifted, 23684 Schoeborn St., Canoga Park, CA 91304.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Association for the Gifted.