ERIC Number: ED428477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Is It a Cheetah?
Tolan, Stephanie S.
This paper uses the metaphor of a cheetah to describe the potential of gifted children. Environmental influences that inhibit or encourage the development of speed and agility in the cheetah are described to encourage schools to provide gifted children with a challenging school environment that provides lively mental prey. It warns that unless schools and teachers make a commitment to saving gifted children, we will continue to lose them and whatever unique benefits their existence may have provided for the human species. (CR)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Gifted, School Responsibility, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Talent
Gifted Development Center, 1452 Marion Street, Denver, CO 80218.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gifted Development Center, Denver, CO.