ERIC Number: ED447648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Gifted Education/School-to-Work Models: Best Practices and Unique Approaches. College of William & Mary Center for Gifted Education.
National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
The National School-to-Work Office in collaboration with the National Association for Gifted Children, the Council for Exceptional Children, the Association for the Gifted, and the Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted have identified 11 gifted education/school-to-work (GT/STW) models that are either best practices or unique approaches. This information packet provides an overview of one of the unique approaches models: "Focusing on the Future: A Career and Academic Learning Experience for Gifted Students in Grades 6-12 and Their Parents." Developed by the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary, this program offers all-day career and academic planning activities to secondary gifted students. The students are given opportunities to interact with professionals in varied fields and parents are informed about career-oriented academic planning. Student career workshops in the humanities and social sciences, art, mathematics, science, and technology are led by college faculty or professionals. Parent sessions include topics such as developing children's critical thinking skills, encouraging girls in math and science, and the social and emotional needs of gifted students. The information packet includes a program overview, agendas for the different sessions, session materials, registration forms, a videotape, and relevant articles. (CR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia