ERIC Number: ED506371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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Academic Advocacy for Gifted Children: A Parent's Complete Guide
Gilman, Barbara J.
Great Potential Press, Inc.
Formerly titled "Empowering Gifted Minds: Educational Advocacy That Works", the author believes this book is the definitive manual on gifted advocacy for gifted students. The author tells parents and teachers how to document a child's abilities to provide reasonable educational options year by year. This book provides imperative information on testing considerations, curriculum, successful programs, and planning your child's education. The author believes it is an essential guide. The book contains eleven chapters: (1) The Experience of Giftedness; (2) What Do We Mean by Gifted?; (3) Testing Considerations; (4) Curriculum and Instruction; (5) Underachievement: When a Child Is Too Advanced for the Educational Program; (6) Underachievement: Gifted Children with Learning Disabilities or Other Deficits; (7) Successful Programs for Gifted Students; (8) Models of Advocacy for Parents; (9) Teachers of the Gifted; (10) Charter Schools-In Principle and Practice; (11) Planning Your Child's Program-Year by Year. Acknowledgments and author information conclude the book.
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Academically Gifted, Learning Disabilities, Underachievement, Testing, Advocacy, Guides, Educational Quality, Special Needs Students, Educational Opportunities, Student Evaluation, Curriculum, Program Effectiveness, Educational Planning, Teaching Methods, Parent Role, Teacher Responsibility
Great Potential Press, Inc. PO Box 5057, Scottsdale, AZ 85261. Tel: 877-954-4200; Tel: 602-954-4200; Fax: 602-954-0185; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.giftedbooks.com
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