ERIC Number: ED347749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-12
Developing an Appropriate Methodology To Identify Minority Students for the Gifted Program.
George, Brenda Goza
This practicum report reports on a project to increase the number of minority preschool students referred for a gifted program. A teacher checklist was designed to assist in identifying potentially gifted minority students. Training sessions were held (for 28 teachers serving 519 4-year-old students) at preschool centers to increase teacher awareness of both the characteristics of potentially gifted minority students and the need to refer these students at the preschool level. A matrix was developed for the collection of various sources of information (the teacher checklist, a parent checklist, an evaluation of learning and thinking abilities, and a developmental evaluation) about the minority student. Among outcomes were an increase in number of minority students referred, a parent meeting which improved communication between the public school gifted education program and preschool program parents, and modifications of the preschool program. Appendixes include the teacher checklist, the parent checklist, and the matrix. (17 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University. Appendixes E (matrix) and F (Head Start Association letter) will not copy clearly due to filled type.