ERIC Number: ED433631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide for Starting and Improving Gifted and Talented High School Programs: Program Options, Teaching Strategies, Models, Forms and Examples.
Idaho State Dept. of Education. Special Education Section.
This manual is designed to help Idaho school districts establish or improve programs for gifted and talented (G/T) high school students. It describes specific program options and administrative issues relating to gifted education. Chapter 1, "Starting and Administering a G/T High School Program," answers common questions about G/T high school programs, provides a seven-step plan for program implementation, and provides practical recommendations that will help G/T high school programs run smoothly. Chapter 2, "Program Options," describes various program options available in G/T high school programs, including: advanced placement courses, the International Baccalaureate Program, mentorship programs, independent study, and leadership program options. The following chapter, "Teaching Strategies," describes various teaching strategies that enhance learning for G/T high school students, including: curriculum compacting, teaching creative and critical thinking, creative problem solving, Socratic questioning, shared inquiry, teaching G/T students in the regular classroom, real-world tasks, curriculum differentiation, and a multiple intelligence approach. The final chapter, "Models," provides a brief summary of two G/T high school models: the Purdue Secondary Model for Gifted Education and the Autonomous Learner Model. The appendix provides information on funding sources, assessment instruments, early college entrance programs, competitions, and miscellaneous opportunities for G/T high school students; forms and examples are also included. (CR)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Creative Thinking, Enrichment Activities, Gifted, High Schools, Inclusive Schools, Independent Study, International Programs, Mentors, Multiple Intelligences, Problem Solving, Program Administration, Program Development, Student Evaluation, Talent, Talent Development, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education. Special Education Section.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho