ERIC Number: ED370295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Should Gifted Students Be Grade-Advanced? ERIC Digest E526.
Lynch, Sharon J.
This digest describes types of education programs for gifted and talented children and considers educational acceleration for this population. It reviews such acceleration alternatives as having a child skip a grade, having a child take advanced courses with older students in particular subjects, and having the child tutored and advanced in given subjects either individually or in small groups. The digest considers whether acceleration is harmful academically, emotionally, or socially; what educators think of educational acceleration; how parents know if their child should accelerate; and steps in making the decision to accelerate. The digest provides a list of seven additional information sources. (JDD)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education), Decision Making, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Placement
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($1 each, minimum order $5 prepaid).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA.