ERIC Number: ED375605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Mainstreaming the Gifted.
Knopper, Dorothy, Ed.
Understanding Our Gifted, v6 n6 Jul-Aug 1994
This journal theme issue focuses on mainstreaming of gifted children. "How Gifted Kids Can Survive in 'Inclusion' Classrooms" by Susan Winebrenner offers guidelines for compacting and differentiating the curriculum for gifted students within the regular classroom setting. It also addresses guiding independent study. "Challenging Ben" by Barbara Gilman and Linda Greene recounts one child's individualized programming including ability identification, classroom modifications, and issues of course and grade acceleration. "Hidden Gifted Learner: Creativity and Attention Deficit Disorder" by Deidre V. Lovecky summarizes characteristics of gifted students with ADD and stresses the importance of using students' creative strengths. "Instructional Perspectives: Mainstreaming and the Gifted Child" by Shirley W. Schiever questions whether the regular class setting is, in fact, the least restrictive environment for gifted students. Regular columns review children's books and address the issues of school choice, and picture books as art museums. (DB)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Classroom Techniques, Creativity, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Gifted Disabled, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Instruction, Mainstreaming, Student Placement
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).
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