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ERIC Number: ED329096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
HELP! A Summer Program for the Gifted and Talented.
Monaco, Theresa; Goodner, Jane
The University of Houston's Center for Gifted and Talented Education (Texas) conducts summer workshops for teachers and gifted/talented children in a program called HELP (Helping Exceptional Learners Progress). The children learn more about their abilities, interact with other gifted children, and solve some of the problems they face because of their giftedness. The program involves creation of a special student project, field trips on the university campus and to points of interest in the city, and the testing of learning styles and intelligence. The projects of five students, ages 8-14, are described. On field trips, students visited a superconductivity laboratory, learned about newspaper production, and participated in city council activities. Students were administered the Brain Preference Indicator Test, a self-scoring intelligence test, and the Learning Styles Inventory. The teachers/mentors are graduate students majoring in gifted and talented education. The HELP Program maintains contact with HELP graduates through a telephone hotline--students who have problems or just need to talk are encouraged to call the Center for Gifted and Talented Education any time of the day, every day of the year. (11 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A