ERIC Number: ED400651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Optimizing Learning. Proceedings of the Annual Society for the Advancement of Gifted Education Conference (6th, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, September 29-30, 1995).
Society for the Advancement of Gifted Education, Calgary (Alberta).
This conference proceedings focuses on structuring classrooms to optimize learning among Alberta (Canada) gifted students. The first paper, "Optimizing Parent Potential" (Trudy A. Harrold), describes a model and a process for helping parents acquire knowledge, organize their thinking, and act from a realistic base when dealing with their gifted child. "Optimizing Leadership Development" (Michael C. Pyryt) describes a model of leadership development that is based on a triangular theory of love (intimacy, passion, and commitment). "Gifted Girls: Promise to Prominence" (Grace A. Schlosser) reviews research on eminent women and draws suggestions for parenting and educating gifted girls. In "Parents as Models," Beverley A. Sohnle discusses the influence of parental behavior on their gifted children, as well as how to model the desired behavior. "Underachievement of Women and Girls: Changing Societal Expectations and Attitudes" (Lorraine Wilgosh) reviews evidence that gender inequity in the workplace, particularly in science and engineering professions, may result from differential educational and employment opportunities for women due to educational and societal biases. "Cooperative Learning: Is It Suitable for Gifted Students?" (Carolyn Yewchuk) discusses the benefits and disadvantages of cooperative learning for gifted students and compares different types of cooperative learning strategies. (References accompany each paper.) (CR)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Leadership Training, Parenting Skills, Parents as Teachers, Role Models, Sex Stereotypes, Social Attitudes, Underachievement
Society for the Advancement of Gifted Education, c/o Centre for Gifted Education, 846 Education Tower, The University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive, NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for the Advancement of Gifted Education, Calgary (Alberta).