ERIC Number: ED365065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Identifying Rural Disadvantaged Gifted Students. Project SPRING: Special Populations Resource Information Network for the Gifted.
Spicker, Howard H.; Poling, S. Nancy
This manual was developed as part of a project to identify and serve the needs of gifted and talented economically disadvantaged elementary and secondary level populations. Section I presents a leader's manual for a workshop that discusses innovative procedures for identifying bright children in all cultures and populations. The workshop examines traditional identification procedures and characteristics of traditional gifted children, characteristics of students from rural and economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and the role of teachers in identifying these hidden gifted students through the use of innovative identification methods. Section II presents a workshop manual on preparing teachers to use new procedures and instruments in ability identification, including contests, writing samples, the Torrance Streamlined Test of Creative Thinking, parent information, community/adult information, and teacher recommendations. Section III shows participants how to put together a Profile Analysis using information and material collected on each student and how to determine the appropriateness of the student's placement. Copies of overheads and handouts are provided. (JDD)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Cultural Background, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Gifted Disadvantaged, Inservice Teacher Education, Postsecondary Education, Rural Education, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Talent, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Note: For related documents, see EC 302 691-692.