ERIC Number: ED319125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Gifted Kindergarten and Primary Children in the Regular Classroom. Meeting the Mandate. OSSC Bulletin Special Issue.
Cohen, LeoNora M.; And Others
OSSC Bulletin, v33 n7-8 Mar-Apr 1990
The state of Oregon has mandated special educational programming or services for K-12 gifted and talented children to begin by the 1991-92 school year. Because financial support is lacking, most instruction of gifted and talented students will occur within regular classrooms. This monograph addresses the problem of providing appropriate instruction for young (kindergarten through grade 2) gifted children in the regular classroom. In chapter 1, a case study of a first-grade child and his drawings underlines the need for appropriate educational experiences for young, gifted children. In chapter 2, definitions of "giftedness" are discussed, along with the characteristics of young, bright children. Chapter 3 focuses on identification, and chapter 4 suggests ways to assess educational levels and rates of learning as required by the mandate. In chapter 5, program options and models are discussed. Chapter 6 offers four major ways to differentiate the curriculum. Chapter 7 focuses on the importance of interests to young children. Chapter 8 suggests how to organize for instruction, with an emphasis on thematic teaching and learning centers. Chapter 9 considers the needs of the whole child in instruction--the emotional, physical, social, and intuitive aspects as well as the cognitive. In chapter 10, parents are offered ideas on providing a responsive environment and on being a school advocate. The appendices include the Oregon Mandate, a list of publishers for the gifted, summaries of conceptual models, and a curriculum criteria checklist. (45 references) (MLH)
Descriptors: Financial Problems, Gifted, Kindergarten, Mainstreaming, Parent Participation, Primary Education, Special Education, State Legislation, Student Needs, Young Children
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon