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ERIC Number: ED434463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Lo Que los Padres y los Maestros Deberian Saber sobre la...Aceleraction (What Parents and Teachers Should Know about Academic Acceleration).
Guenther, Alex
Designed for Spanish-speaking educators and parents, this pamphlet discusses academic acceleration for gifted children. Major types of academic acceleration and their benefits are described. These include: (1) early admission to kindergarten that saves parents of gifted children the expenses of a year of preschool, allows children to be accelerated without the disruption of social life and curriculum that later grade skipping might cause, and provides bright students with intellectual stimulation; (2) primary school advancement that allows gifted children to skip grades; (3) secondary school acceleration that includes fast-paced classes, continuous progress curricula, independent study, part-time college course work, special classes or schools for high-ability youth, and advanced placement classes; and (4) early college entrance that allows students to enter college as early as age 10 or 11 and increases the likelihood that they will pursue graduate studies. Well-known programs that attempt to create a positive environment for very young college students are listed. (CR)
National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 362 Fairfield Rd, U-7, Storrs, CT 06269-2007; Web site: .
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Translations
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Language: Spanish
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, Storrs, CT.
Note: Translated by Valentina I. Kloosterman; for English version see ED 421 851.