ERIC Number: ED375600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Silverman, Linda Kreger, Ed.
Understanding Our Gifted, v6 n1 Sep-Oct 1993
This theme issue on the role of parents in the education of their gifted children contains two feature articles. "'Pushy and Domineering': A Stigma Placed on Parents of Gifted Children," by Lynn C. Cole and Roxana M. DellaVecchia, examines how parents are perceived as "pushy and domineering" when they strongly advocate for appropriate education for their gifted children and explains that training, dialogue, and partnership are necessary to break the barriers separating teachers and parents. "Educating Educators," by Cathy Silva, chronicles the efforts of a mother to advocate for her highly gifted child in obtaining the special services he needed, by precisely defining and documenting the need and anticipating school responses. Regular columns in the journal discuss "parent bashing," the age-grade lockstep, creative books, empathy as a part of giftedness, the family as a sociological unit, instructional perspectives, literature resources, and images of giftedness in multicultural picture books. (JDD)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Student Needs
Open Space Communications, Inc., 1900 Flosom, Suite 108, Boulder, CO 80302 (annual subscription for six issues: individual, $30; institutions, $35; international individual, $40; international institutions, $45).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Silverman, Linda Kreger, Ed.; Knopper, Dorothy, Ed. Understanding Our Gifted. Volume 6, Issues 1-6, September 1993-August 1994; see EC 303 439.