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Karnes, Frances A.; Lewis, Joan D.; Stephens, Kristen R. – Gifted Child Today Magazine, 1999
Offers guidance for parents, teachers, and other advocates for gifted education on the use of public relations to increase local, state, and national support. Topics covered include the importance of using the media, state-level strategies, targeting the audience, planning a public-relations campaign, and some possible print and non-print media…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Mass Media
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McIntosh, Stephanie – Gifted Child Today Magazine, 1997
Describes a range of summer programs for gifted or artistically talented students. Resources and guidelines for evaluating, selecting, and applying to such programs are discussed, as are safety concerns. The Pennsylvania Governor's school is also described in brief. (PB)
Descriptors: Art Education, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
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Cross, Tracy – Gifted Child Today Magazine, 1998
Among 11 ideas for guiding gifted students are to: recognize and respect the relationship between social/emotional needs and academic needs; teach pro-social skill development; teach ways to manage stress; model the behavior desired in students; embrace diversity; expose students to knowledgeable counseling; and provide opportunities for down…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Development
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Bromfield, Richard – Gifted Child Today Magazine, 1994
This article discusses both the advantages and challenges facing children who are verbally gifted and their parents and teachers. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Children, Communication Skills, Early Childhood Education
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Fouse, Beth; And Others – Gifted Child Today Magazine, 1994
Suggestions are offered for resolving conflicts between parents of gifted students and educators. Specific guidelines are offered for both parents and educators to facilitate an effective conference. Additional guidelines consider conflict styles, problem solving, and the "caring confrontation" technique. (DB)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
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Reif, Margaret – Gifted Child Today Magazine, 1995
Suggestions are offered for parents who wish to support their gifted children's writing. Parents should write themselves and share their writing with their children. Parents should encourage children to write abundantly to promote children's interest and confidence. Parents should not correct or comment on their children's writing unless asked for…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Gifted, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation
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Johnsen, Susan – Gifted Child Today Magazine, 1996
Parents of gifted children are advised to follow a four-step plan of information gathering and advocacy when their children are not receiving an appropriate educational program. Examples of three parents following this procedure are presented, along with a checklist for program and teacher evaluation. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
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Lewis, Joan D. – Gifted Child Today Magazine, 1996
This guide to the Internet for educators and parents of gifted children covers e-mail, talk, listservs, news groups, bulletin boards, Telnet, Gopher, World Wide Web, Mosaic, Netscape, file transfer protocol, and WAIS (Wide Area Information Service). Examples of sites for educators are included throughout the article. (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Discussion Groups, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
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Johnsen, Susan – Gifted Child Today Magazine, 1995
This article examines the myths and realities surrounding grading for gifted students, drawing on educational research and anecdotal experience. It contends that current grading systems tend to lack psychometric validity and reliability, that schools should embrace national standards, and that higher order thinking skills should be emphasized in…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Grades (Scholastic), Grading
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Merlin, Debrah S. – Gifted Child Today Magazine, 1995
A mother discusses the experiences of accelerating her gifted daughter's education through summer programs, grade skipping, and course skipping. Acceleration broadened the daughter's experience and sense of accomplishment and enabled her to participate in decision making about her future. Advice is offered to parents who are considering…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education), Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kirschenbaum, Robert J. – Gifted Child Today Magazine, 1995
In this interview, concern is expressed regarding the low number of students being served in gifted programs. Giftedness is defined in terms of above average ability, creativity, and task commitment. The parents' role in stimulating their children's creativity and intelligence is discussed, as are ability grouping versus tracking, and curriculum…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Learning Motivation
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Merlin, Deborah S. – Gifted Child Today Magazine, 1994
The mother of a gifted daughter advises parents that they can provide a rewarding educational experience for their children by searching for professionals who offer guidance and support, locating a responsive school, choosing activities that showcase the child's talent, not accepting stereotyping of the child, locating special programs, and…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Age Grade Placement, Child Advocacy, Educational Experience
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Johnsen, Susan – Gifted Child Today Magazine, 1994
Interdisciplinary curriculum attempts to connect various subject areas through the use of topics, themes, or problems. It encourages children to solve problems in ways that parallel human experience and helps them link past to future. Reasons for the movement toward interdisciplinary curriculum are cited. An elementary curriculum unit organized…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Merlin, Debrah – Gifted Child Today Magazine, 1996
A mother reviews the radical acceleration of her high school daughter who will enter college at the age of 14. She recounts both positive and negative experiences during elementary and middle school, the encouragement of individual educators, flexible scheduling to allow taking advanced courses at other institutions, and barriers of school system…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education), Advanced Courses, Case Studies
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Coleman, Mary Ruth – Gifted Child Today Magazine, 1996
This article identifies typical problems that gifted students face in social and emotional adjustment, including anxiety caused by advanced knowledge or understanding; heightened sensitivity to feelings of others; perfectionist tendencies; and feelings of being alone, isolated, and different. Resources to help students, parents, and teachers are…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Counseling, Emotional Adjustment, Emotional Problems
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