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ERIC Number: ED333652
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Needs of Rural Gifted Students with Handicapping Conditions.
Poppe, Roger L.; Gabaldon, Thomas
This paper describes a rural Hispanic community's efforts to identify and develop a program for gifted students in grades 2-6 who are also mildly to moderately handicapped (learning disabled, behavior disordered, or communication disordered). The "Twice Exceptional" (2E) program, in Los Lunas, New Mexico, is a modified full-time separate classroom with seven goals: (1) student identification; (2) differentiated curricula; (3) full utilization of technology such as computers; (4) mentorship development; (5) family systems support; (6) staff training; and (7) dissemination. This report summarizes the program's philosophical considerations and history and then describes the selection process; transportation services; equipment acquisition; funding and cost considerations; announcement/notification procedures; support from parents, the community, and the school administration; and counseling concerns. Program successes with 11 enrollees are briefly reviewed. Future program plans and advantages and disadvantages of implementing such a program in a rural area are noted. Appended are a program summary, identification criteria, and an outline of curriculum components. Includes seven references. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A