ERIC Number: ED400662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Curriculum, Definitions, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Position Papers, Special Education Teachers, State Legislation, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Methods
California Association for the Gifted, 18548 Hawthorne Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708; telephone: 415/965-0653; fax: 415-965-0654; e-mail: CBS2000@aol.com ($12, quantity discount available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: California Association for the Gifted.
Identifiers - Location: California