ERIC Number: EJ837938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: N/A
Are Preschoolers Too Young for Gifted Programs?
Principal, v88 n5 p15 May-Jun 2009
Is it appropriate to write an individualized education program (IEP) for preschool students who are identified as gifted? In this article, the author shares that she does not condone the elimination of programs for truly gifted children. Her concern has to do with identifying 3-year-old children as intellectually gifted. Is the motivation for this identification attracting and retaining affluent families to an urban school district? Or is it truly to find preschoolers who will face hardships in the regular school setting because of their intellectual ability?
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Preschool Children, Academically Gifted, Individualized Instruction, Age Differences, Student Needs, Ability Identification, Socioeconomic Influences
National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-386-2377; Tel: 703-684-3345; Fax: 800-396-2377; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.naesp.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee