ERIC Number: ED398667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Competitions for Gifted Students: A Resource Book for Teachers and Parents.
Tallent-Runnels, Mary K.; Candler-Lotven, Ann C.
This book provides information on 80 international, national, and regional academic competitions available to gifted students. An overview of characteristics of good competitions and ways to evaluate them is given. Competition and its impact on gifted and talented students are evaluated, and criteria are given for selecting and implementing competitions in light of students' strengths and weaknesses. Ways to anticipate and strategies to address potential problems are discussed. Descriptions of the individual competitions include information on how to contact the organizers, how to participate, costs, categories/content areas, ages/grade levels, status, team commitment, resources needed, and awards/benefits. Information is also included on how to find local and state programs not included in the book. Indexes of competitions by title and by subject area and level are provided. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academically Gifted, Competition, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Gifted, Student Development, Talent, Talent Development
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
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