ERIC Number: ED469443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Creative Home Schooling for Gifted Children: A Resource Guide.
This book is intended to be a comprehensive guide to home schooling the gifted child. Part 1 focuses on how giftedness affects the choice to home school and how being gifted shapes a child's personality, behavior, and education. It also examines the parent's dual roles of parent and teacher and suggests keeping a Home School Journal. Part 2 explains the importance of self-directed learning, integrating self-directed learning with common home education approaches, and the implications of gifted education and creativity research for home schooling. It explains the Big Ideas for Big Thinkers Unit Study approach with examples. Part 3 discusses what curriculum materials are available, how to obtain them, how to keep records, testing information, and special issues such as gifted teens and highly gifted children. Individual chapters have the following titles: (1) "The Decision"; (2) "Traits of Giftedness"; (3) "Social and Emotional Needs"; (4) "Intellectual Needs"; (5) "Learning Styles: Learning with a Difference"; (6) "The Full-Time Parent/Teacher"; (7) "Getting Started"; (8) "Curriculum Matters"; (9) "Unschooling and Self-Directed Learning"; (10) "Studying Individual Subjects"; (11) "Classical Home Schooling"; (12) "Unit Studies: What's the Big Idea?"; (13) "Paperwork, Documentation, and Testing"; (14) "Special Topics"; and (15) "Home School Resources." An index both by ability level and by subject to listed resources is also included. (Contains approximately 150 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Home Schooling, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Parents as Teachers, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives
Great Potential Press, Inc. (formerly Gifted Psychology Press, Inc.), P.O. Box 5057, Scottsdale, AZ 85261 ($26). Tel: 602-954-4200; Tel: 877-954-4200 (Toll Free); Fax: 602-954-0185; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.giftedpyschologypress.com/.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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