ERIC Number: ED404791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Project Spring II: Identifying Rural Disadvantaged and Ethnically Diverse Gifted Students.
Spicker, Howard H.; Aamidor, Shirley E.
This manual was developed as part of a project to identify and serve the needs of gifted and talented economically disadvantaged students (grades 3-8) from ethnically diverse populations. Section 1 presents a leader's manual for a workshop designed to help teachers understand that many gifted students are not being identified for program intervention with traditional identification procedures and that innovative procedures must be used to find bright children in all cultures and populations. The workshop examines traditional identification procedures and characteristics of gifted children, characteristics of students from rural and economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are Hispanic and African American, and the role of teachers in identifying these hidden gifted students through the use of innovative identification methods. Section 2 presents a workshop manual on preparing teachers to use new procedures and instruments in ability identification, including contests, writing samples, the Torrance Streamlined Test of Creative Thinking, parent information, community/adult information, and teacher recommendations. Section 3 shows participants how to put together a profile analysis using information and material collected on each student and how to determine the appropriateness of the student's placements. Copies of overheads and handouts are provided in the appendices. (CR)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Cultural Background, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Gifted Disadvantaged, Inservice Teacher Education, Minority Group Children, Program Implementation, Rural Education, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Talent, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Note: For related documents, see EC 305 293-294.