ERIC Number: ED465229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
The Doubly Exceptional Child: A Principal's Dilemma.
Kesner, Rebecca J., Ed.
Streamlined Seminar, v20 n4 Summer 2002
This document contains two articles concerned with doubly exceptional children and gifted education. In "The Doubly Exceptional Child: A Principal's Dilemma," (Carol J. Mills and Linda E. Brody), such children do not fit into the usual categories for sorting children because their gifts and disabilities often mask each other. Suggestions are presented for promoting a school climate that takes these children into account, assessing them, and creating intervention strategies. "Gifted Education: A Talent Development Approach" (Jonathan A. Plucker) acknowledges gifted education programs as being among the most controversial aspects of American education. It suggests that a "talent development" approach be used as a means of avoiding the difficulty in identifying and instructing talented students, whereby techniques from gifted education are applied to all students. Suggested strategies include establishing a climate for talent development, not ignoring the needs of highly gifted students, seriously addressing creativity, providing varied means of instruction and assessment, and giving teachers flexibility. Recommended books are "School Leader's Guide to Special Education," by NAESP and Education Research Service, and "Removing the Mask: Giftedness in Poverty," by Paul D. Slocumb and Ruby K. Payne. (RT)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted Disabled, Intervention, Special Education, Talent Development, Talent Identification
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.
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