ERIC Number: ED375602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Silverman, Linda Kreger, Ed.
Understanding Our Gifted, v6 n3 Jan-Feb 1994
This theme issue on the role of networking in improving services for gifted individuals presents two feature articles and several regular columns. "A Network of Scholars" by Jerry Flack describes efforts of a group of professional educators and researchers of gifted persons in Colorado who worked cooperatively to create the Colorado Academy of Educators for the Gifted, Talented, and Creative, with the purposes of service, professional growth, and competence validation. "The Courage To Network" by Maddi Wallach lists the characteristics of gifted adults, outlines the emotional impact of a gifted lifespan, and discusses the value of networking for adults, with the goals of supporting each other and educating schools and the public about the existence of this misunderstood population. Richard W. Ronvik responds to a critique by John Feldhusen that appeared in EC 303 441, concerning use of terminology such as "gifted" and "talented" and use of intelligence and achievement tests in identifying gifted children. Regular columns present information on the moral gifted child in a violent world; the innocence of childhood; networking among students, parents, and teachers; literature resources; asynchrony in adults; essential tools and skills for networking; and the role of Internet in networking. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Networks, Professional Associations, Professional Development, Teacher Certification
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
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