ERIC Number: ED344410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Community Links as Resources.
Kleine, Patricia A.; Webb, James T.
This chapter examines issues in cultivating community resources in programs for gifted and talented children. First, ways to meet the affective needs of gifted children are considered and the importance of bridging the gap between home and school and resolving conflicts is stressed. Ten hindrances to the optimum development of children are identified as well as 10 positive affective strategies for parents (such as providing consistency in discipline and expectations). The second section looks at ways to promote community support for gifted children including marketing, getting others involved in mentorship programs, and forming school business partnerships. Finally, ways in which the legal system can be used to influence education are discussed. These include lobbying for legislation and use of court cases, due process, and mediation. Finally, a need is seen to influence the training of health professionals (physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers) so that these community professionals become more informed on behavioral or health correlates of high intelligence or creativity. (10 references) (DB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Creativity, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Development, Gifted, Humanistic Education, Legal Responsibility, Mentors, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Program Development, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Talent
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Challenges in Gifted Education: Developing Potential and Investing in Knowledge for the 21st Century; see EC 301 131.