ERIC Number: ED399691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Windows of Opportunity: Teaming for Learning.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Worthington. Div. of Special Education.
This is the second publication in a series of three reports that summarize the results of Ohio's Javits Project, a 3-year federally sponsored program to improve the identification of and services to young economically disadvantaged gifted children in 25 Ohio schools. This report details the processes used by project teams to create a shared vision for improving student performance, the professional development provided to project teams to support them in their efforts to identify and serve gifted children, and strategies used to "institutionalize" these changes. Participatory learning, in which teachers and students are co-learners, is discussed. Methods used by the project to create a shared vision among parents, teachers, coordinators, administrators, community representatives, and university representatives are described. The five project training components are identified and include: teacher awareness/inservice training; community/parent awareness training; intensive building team training; follow-up meetings; mini-training session; and state education department seminar training. Recommended best practices for implementing changes in gifted and talented programs are listed. Appendices include an Ohio Javits Grant abstract, a list of participating buildings and sites, a list of building team members, a summary of methods of identification, conference session descriptions, and recommendations on how to institutionalize changes. (Contains 15 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Change Strategies, Delivery Systems, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Strategies, Gifted, Inservice Teacher Education, Parent Education, Primary Education, Program Development, Talent, Talent Identification
Ohio Department of Education, Division of Special Education, 933 High Street, Worthington, OH 43085-4087.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Worthington. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Jacob K Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act 1988