ERIC Number: ED358676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Identifying and Serving Recent Immigrant Children Who Are Gifted. ERIC Digest #E520.
Harris, Carole Ruth
This information sheet summarizes challenges and strategies for identifying and serving gifted children who are recent immigrants. Both challenges and strategies are identified for linguistic, cultural, economic, attitudinal, sociocultural, peer, cross-cultural, intergenerational, and school system aspects. A total of 28 strategies are offered, including: provide enrichment activities to students perceived as "not ready" for gifted programs; explain the concept of gifted programs to parents in their native language; consider aspirations of the immigrant group as well as parents' occupation and education; provide opportunities for a peer support counseling group; use various approaches to model conflict resolution; increase motivation for children to identify themselves as candidates for gifted programs; use nonverbal expressive arts to involve the family; and assess from the perspective of individual learning styles. (Includes 16 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Attitudes, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Gifted, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, Minority Groups, Peer Relationship, Social Integration, Student Educational Objectives, Student Placement
Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22901-1589 ($1 each, minimum order $5 prepaid).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Counselors
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA.