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ERIC Number: ED400662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 68
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Challenge: A Guidebook for Teaching Gifted Students.
Clark, Barbara; And Others
This guidebook for California teachers of gifted students discusses common issues and concerns, suggests solutions, and identifies resources. Part 1, in question and answer format, covers: characteristics of gifted students, identification, curriculum and instruction, classroom management, special challenges, characteristics of teachers of gifted students, relationships with parents and colleagues, and the importance of gathering resources. Part 2 includes a variety of resources. Among them are the California Association for the Gifted (CAG) statement of philosophy, a list of professional organizations and journals in gifted education, a review of California legislation pertaining to gifted education, and an overview of characteristics of gifted students. Part 3 is an annotated bibliography of 59 print resources arranged by the following topics: general works; grouping; curriculum; creativity; special challenges (underachievement, at-risk students, minority students); social and emotional needs of gifted students; technology; parent information; and books for students. Part 4 presents CAG position statements in the form of a glossary defining key terms, explaining the term's implications, and stating the CAG position. Examples include "ability grouping,""cooperative learning,""core curriculum,""curriculum compacting,""instructional scaffolding," and "non-traditional identification." (DB)
California Association for the Gifted, 18548 Hawthorne Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708; telephone: 415/965-0653; fax: 415-965-0654; e-mail: ($12, quantity discount available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Association for the Gifted.
Identifiers - Location: California