ERIC Number: ED398665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Nurturing Giftedness in Young Children [Videotape and Book].
Maker, C. June; King, Margaret A.
This book and video are based on a symposium on ways to foster giftedness in children in kindergarten through third grade. Emphasized throughout are DISCOVER projects, federally funded research and development projects to assist Arizona educators in identifying and planning programs for gifted children from diverse cultural, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds. Chapter 1 profiles model DISCOVER classrooms, young gifted learners, and their teachers. A list of materials for a multiple intelligences learning center is provided. Chapter 2 explains the multiple intelligences model of giftedness and the DISCOVER program. Chapter 3 explains 20 developmentally appropriate practices, including: age-appropriate practices; individually appropriate curriculum; acceptance of diversity; humane, supportive, flexible, and responsive environments; a whole child perspective; active, interactive learning; learner-centered, teacher-facilitated curriculum; integrated curriculum; challenging learning activities and experiences; extensive planning; intrinsic motivation; supportive guidance and discipline; authentic assessment; community-based programs; parent involvement; and collaboration. The S. W. Schiever and C. J. Maker Continuum of Problem Types is presented and applied to the study of cycles in seasons and weather. Appendices provide: a list of symposium participants, a transcipt of the symposium video, and abstracts of DISCOVER projects. The video shows symposium participants addressing issues of talent identification, teacher preparation, and curriculum. Ways that young children who are gifted or talented can be nurtured at school and at home are demonstrated. (Contains 32 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Environment, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Gifted, Minority Groups, Multiple Intelligences, Parent Participation, Program Development, Student Development, Talent, Talent Identification, Teaching Models
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1589 (Book Stock No. P5156; $15; $10.50 member; Set: Stock No. M5156, $99; $69.30 member).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Note: A product of the National Training Program for Gifted Education. Based on a Council for Exceptional Children Symposium on Nurturing Giftedness in Young Children (Reston, VA, August 11-13, 1995).