ERIC Number: ED377651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Why Give "Gifts" to the Gifted? Investing in a National Resource.
Schwartz, Lita Linzer
This book looks at gifted and talented students from a "national resource" point of view. The first chapter establishes the basic premise that gifted and talented children represent a significant resource to any nation and that it is profitable to the nation to invest in their development and education. Subsequent chapters describe types of giftedness, characteristics of gifted youth, underidentified gifted populations (and techniques for identifying them), and the role of adults in fostering giftedness and providing needed opportunities. One chapter is devoted to the special case of gifted females. One chapter addresses nine categories of options available for enhancing the educational experiences of gifted students and explains how these options can be modified and combined to meet the needs of a specific school district and its gifted students. A chapter on "follow-up" studies of gifted and talented students suggests certain commonalities in personal qualities among the "successful" gifted and talented as well as the kinds of activities that appear to promote achievement and maintain a positive self-concept. (Contains approximately 230 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Delivery Systems, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Followup Studies, Gifted, Intervention, Outcomes of Education, Program Development, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Talent, Talent Identification
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6104-9, $18; hardback: ISBN-0-8039-6103-0).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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