ERIC Number: ED400649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr-27
Options for Rural Gifted Students.
Attkisson, Janice R.
This paper presents information on various options designed to improve the education of gifted students in rural areas. The options discussed include: (1) using interactive television systems to offer more challenging courses to gifted students; (2) having rural schools collaborate and share their resources; (3) developing summer programs at universities and other institutions; (4) establishing charter schools; (5) establishing academies that bring gifted students together with teachers and resources; (6) training teachers by using correspondence courses; and (7) having gifted students engage in home schooling. The benefits and drawbacks of each option are discussed. Examples are provided of schools that have engaged in the various options. (Contains 14 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Home Schooling, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Rural Education, Shared Resources and Services, Special Schools, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A