ERIC Number: ED447621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
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Helping Gifted Children Soar: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers.
Strip, Carol A.
Intended for parents of gifted children, this book stresses the importance of positive relationships between parents and teachers as they work to meet children's academic, emotional, and social needs. Individual chapters address the following topics: (1) parenting the gifted child--a wild roller coaster ride; (2) determining whether a child is gifted; (3) testing and screening--how schools identify giftedness; (4) the importance of parents and teachers understanding each other; (5) classroom environment and curriculum for the gifted student; (6) learning options beyond the classroom including acceleration, alternatives to acceleration, and the guided learning plan; (7) making choices about what kind of placement and curriculum is best for the child; (8) learning contracts--what they are and what they do; (9) building trust and building relationships; (10) accepting the gifted child; (11) supporting gifted children including discipline, dealing with life, and books as allies; (12) parents and teachers working together for the child's sake; (13) questions and answers; and (14) concluding thoughts. (Contains 101 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Academically Gifted, Child Rearing, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Performance Contracts, Social Integration, Student Placement
Gifted Psychology Press, Inc., P.O. Box 5057, Scottsdale, AZ 85261 ($18). Tel: 602-954-4200; Fax: 602-954-0185; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.gifted books.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Note: With Gretchen Hirsch.