ERIC Number: ED407824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Gifted and At Risk. Fastback 398.
Dixon, Cathy; And Others
This booklet discusses students who are gifted and at risk of school failure. The different types of problems gifted children face and ways to identify if they are at risk are reviewed. Checklists are provided for teachers of gifted students, regular classroom teachers and counselors, and parents of gifted students to assist in the identification of risk characteristics. The booklet also describes school, home, college, and community strategies strategies for building resiliency in gifted students to keep them from becoming at risk. Information on school strategies includes a discussion of the global, kinesthetic, or tactual learning styles of most gifted students. Some teaching strategies discussed are to step out of the traditional mold, rethink the classroom, restructure tests, be flexible, provide independent learning time and assistance, use more manipulatives, create hands-on classrooms that allow much more movement, and allow gifted students to take charge of their learning. Parent strategies include reading aloud, reading together, providing access to information, nurturing intense interests, ensuring children do regular homework and participate in school activities, and ensuring gifted and non-gifted siblings assume equal roles in family routines. Contains 24 references. (CR)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Cognitive Processes, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Problems, Gifted, High Risk Students, Learning Disabilities, Parent Child Relationship, Talent Identification, Underachievement
Phi Delta Kappa, Department of Special Publications, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; telephone: 812-339-1156.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.