ERIC Number: ED365037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Middle School Gifted.
Drum, Jean, Ed.
Communicator, v23 n2 Apr 1993
This theme issue discusses the special needs of gifted students at the middle school level. It presents several articles, editorials, a California funding update, a program spotlight, an educator profile, a column on educational technology, and a book review. An article by Terry A. Thomas, titled "Middle School Madness," discusses middle schools' insensitivity and unresponsiveness to the needs of gifted youth and describes a summer program of accelerated classes to develop the academic talents of middle school students. "Developing Leadership during the Middle School Years" (Margaret Gosfield) describes a leadership training program that involves classroom training, problem solving and decision making activities, individual community service, Volunteer Day, and a leadership conference. "Middle School Survey Report: Impact on Gifted Students--Executive Summary" (Mary Ruth Coleman and James J. Gallegher) presents results of a survey of the attitudes of educators from the middle schools movement and gifted education. Other articles include: "World Class Standards for Middle School Students Who Are Gifted" (Julia Roberts); "Differentiating the Curriculum at Twin Peaks Middle School" (Lynn Astengo); "Middle School Demonstration Sites" (Ron Fontaine and Bill Jones); and "Curriculum Integration at The Mirman School" (Richard Boolootian). (Most papers contain references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Adolescents, Curriculum Development, Educational Practices, Gifted, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Leadership Training, Middle Schools, Program Development, Student Needs, Talent Development, Teacher Attitudes
California Association for the Gifted, 23684 Schoenborn Street, Canoga Park, CA 91304 ($15 annual subscription).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Association for the Gifted.