ERIC Number: ED486678
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 30
Teaching Gifted and Talented Pupils in the Primary School: A Practical Guide
SAGE Publications Ltd
This book presents some basic realities about teaching the gifted and talented pupil such as: (1) Most gifted and talented children are educated in their local primary school; (2) A primary teacher will probably have children in their class capable of gifted and/or talented behaviours; and (3) One of the most difficult aspects of being a primary teacher is providing appropriately for an ever-increasing range of abilities in the class. By looking closely at how to provide appropriate challenges for gifted and talented pupils teachers can learn a lot about how to design better activities for all children. This book is about designing activities that encourage all children, and most especially the gifted and talented, to both demonstrate and develop their abilities. The five chapters are: (1) Gifted children in the primary classroom; (2) Principles of good practice for all learners; (3) Asking better questions; (4) The menu approach; and (5) Managing whole class research projects. This book includes a glossary and an index.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academically Gifted, Primary Education, Mainstreaming, Elementary School Teachers, Student Diversity, Student Needs, Class Activities, Student Projects, Student Research
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Primary Education
Authoring Institution: SAGE Publications Ltd