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Jenkins-Friedman, Reva; And Others – 1984
The digest addresses topics related to professional training for teachers of gifted and talented students. General responsibilities of such teachers include organizing enrichment activities for students and teachers, disseminating information about innovative teaching practices and materials, and promoting integration between regular and special…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Talent, Teacher Qualifications
Cohen, Linda M. – 1990
This digest is adapted from Linda Cohen's publication, "Meeting the Needs of Gifted and Talented Minority Language Students." It explores the controversy surrounding the underrepresentation of minority language students in gifted and talented programs and makes recommendations for more suitable assessment techniques and program models.…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Acceleration (Education), Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN. – 1996
This Digest reviews the literature on the subject of teaching English and language arts to gifted and talented students. It discusses how to identify gifted students, outlines some key principles for developing effective programs in English and language arts for the gifted, and suggests possible methods of evaluating gifted students and programs.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Alternative Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum
Castellano, Jaime A. – 1998
This Digest discusses the ongoing effort to develop new methods for identifying talent and giftedness among bilingual and limited-English-proficient Hispanic students. To provide better profiles for the identification of all gifted children, research suggests use of both qualitative and quantitative instruments. Several instruments are recommended…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Bilingual Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria
Addison, Linda – 1985
In this digest identification and development of leadership skills in gifted and talented students are examined. Leadership is analyzed and its scope expanded from qualities of one who leads to a more complex view of how a person exerts influence. Conceptions of task-oriented versus relationship-oriented leaders are considered. Ways in which…
Descriptors: Gifted, Leadership Training, Program Development, Talent
McClellan, Elizabeth – 1985
The digest examines issues related to the use of technology with gifted and talented students. Computer assisted instruction (CAI) is seen to develop decision making skills and foster independent learning. Applications of four types of CAI to gifted students are explored: drill practice, tutorials, games, and simulations. The use of computers in…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Elementary Secondary Education
Webb, James T.; Latimer, Diane – 1993
This fact sheet summarizes information on children who have an attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity (ADHD), are gifted, or are both ADHD and gifted. Fourteen diagnostic criteria for ADHD from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders III are listed. A comparison of behaviors associated with ADHD and with giftedness is…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Attention Span, Behavior Problems, Gifted
Lynch, Sharon J. – 1994
This digest describes types of education programs for gifted and talented children and considers educational acceleration for this population. It reviews such acceleration alternatives as having a child skip a grade, having a child take advanced courses with older students in particular subjects, and having the child tutored and advanced in given…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education), Decision Making, Educational Methods
Fox, Deborah – 1986
Intended for administrators and policymakers as well as teachers, this digest explores issues related to teaching English to the gifted student. The digest begins by examining the criteria used for identifying gifted/talented students, noting that some successful programs for the gifted in English and language arts do not restrict admission…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Academically Gifted, Admission Criteria, Definitions
Kerr, Barbara – 1990
This digest addresses some of the special career planning needs of gifted and talented students and offers intervention guidelines for the elementary, junior high, senior high, college, and adult levels. Indications that students are having difficulty coping with the multipotentiality of their talents may be evidenced by early difficulty in making…
Descriptors: Adults, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Education
Parke, Beverly N. – 1992
This digest, in question and answer format, summarizes what is known about effective ways to provide fully educational services for gifted students in the regular classroom. The following questions are addressed: What are the steps to full service? (educators need to plan environments in which all students can fully develop their abilities and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
Jones, Geoffrey – 1990
This digest considers the role of personal computers in the education of gifted students. There is evidence that students are working "smarter," whether they are learning and using more information, understanding key concepts and relationships better, or developing higher level thinking skills. Research findings concerning the specific…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
Berger, Sandra L. – 1991
No matter where gifted and talented students obtain their education, they need an appropriately differentiated curriculum designed to address their individual characteristics, needs, abilities, and interests. A program that builds on these characteristics may be viewed as qualitatively (rather than quantitatively) different from the basic…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education
Van Tassel-Baska, Joyce – 2003
This digest discusses the need for differentiating language arts instruction for gifted students in grades K-8. It begins by describing differentiation approaches, including acceleration, depth, complexity, challenges, and creativity. It then explains how teachers can differentiate the language arts curriculum in the following five areas: (1)…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
Short, Deborah J. – 2000
This digest discusses the rationale behind and development of the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) standards. To ensure that English language learners (ELLs) would have access to effective educational programs and the opportunity to reach high standards, the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) decided to pursue the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Educational Objectives, English (Second Language)
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