ERIC Number: ED434463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Lo Que los Padres y los Maestros Deberian Saber sobre la...Aceleraction (What Parents and Teachers Should Know about Academic Acceleration).
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)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education), Advanced Courses, Advanced Placement, Early Admission, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Flexible Progression, Gifted, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Spanish Speaking
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
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.