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ERIC Number: EJ848379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1040-1350
Be an Effective Advocate: Speak Out
Roberts, Julia
Understanding Our Gifted, v18 n1 p22-23 Fall 2005
Effective advocacy is built on relationships, so communication must be ongoing and begin long before there are any problems. Waiting for a crisis to arise is an ineffective way to ensure that the best decisions will be made. When parents need to talk about their child's needs or they want to influence a pending decision, it will be easier if they already have a positive relationship with a child's teacher or the decision makers in the district. Teachers and decision makers need to understand that parents want to work with them for the best education for all children. In this article, the author discusses how to be an effective advocate of gifted children and shares some effective messages for advocates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A