ERIC Number: EJ1102340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Pedagogy for Early Childhood Gifted Education
Kaplan, Sandra; Hertzog, Nancy B.
Gifted Child Today, v39 n3 p134-139 Jul 2016
Federal attention is focused currently on investing and improving the quality of early childhood education, so that children's potential and talent development can be used as a natural resource for the future of our country. This article engages readers in transitioning their thinking about early childhood gifted education from a traditional advanced skills-based approach that introduces young children to academic standards earlier and faster, to an education that honors the developmental stages of young children and the experiential emphasis that parallels how they learn. The framework proposed empowers teachers to design learning contexts that elicit talent, potential, and emerging abilities, and challenges all learners to display their strengths. Practical suggestions are given to develop a pedagogy that enables young children to learn in developmentally appropriate play-based and student-focused environments.
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Young Children, Gifted, Talent, Talent Development, Instruction, Educational Quality, Teaching Methods, Kindergarten, Cognitive Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Development, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education
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