ERIC Number: EJ848378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 0
What Parents Should Expect for the Gifted Child--How to Make It Happen
DeVries, Arlene R.
Understanding Our Gifted, v18 n1 p20-21 Fall 2005
Often, bright young people languish in a setting where repetition and rote learning lull them into passivity. When students are not challenged, they fail to understand that true achievement comes with effort. Because of bureaucratic pressure, limited funding, and large class sizes, teachers often find themselves "teaching to the middle" or employing extra efforts to "bring up the bottom." Therefore, they may be unaware of the child's interests and abilities. In this article, the author discusses how to make the parents' expectations for their gifted child happen and how to determine if their child is being "left behind"? The author stresses that parents and schools should work together to challenge gifted children by providing appropriate learning activities, helping students to select a wide variety of stimulating reading material, exposing them to the creative arts, supporting participation in physical activities, encouraging communication skills, and establishing a nurturing and positive environment.
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Learning Activities, Gifted, Rote Learning, Communication Skills, Teaching Methods, Educational Experience, Intervention, Parent School Relationship, Educational Environment
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