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Reynolds, Sarah E. – Roeper Review, 1985
Program supervisors for the gifted and talented can conceive of themselves as managers of boundaries between the program and the rest of the school and between the school and the community. The role touches on identification, individual counseling, parent counseling, career counseling, and program and policy. (CL)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counseling, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
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Canady, R. Lynn; McCullen, Jane R. – Roeper Review, 1985
The scheduling model presented is designed to use an Extension Center to reduce the size of teaching groups, curtail the flow of students in and out of classrooms for support services and provide on a rotating basis an observation/evaluation period for resource teachers. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Elementary Education, Gifted, Program Development
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Ross, John A.; Smyth, Elizabeth – Roeper Review, 1995
The importance of instructing gifted students in correlational reasoning is emphasized, with attention to what the skill involves and why it is difficult to learn; effective teaching strategies; and successful programs in whole-class, cooperative-learning, and computer formats. Implications in programming for gifted students are discussed. (SW)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Structures, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Boyd, Linda N. – Roeper Review, 1992
This article discusses the importance of conducting an initial needs assessment as part of gifted program development. The paper describes data collection concerning the general student body, gifted population, school district personnel, school and school district, physical setting, economic factors, community, and national and state gifted…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Needs Assessment
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Navarre, Jean – Roeper Review, 1986
The director of a school for the gifted explains strategies used to promote positive attitudes toward gifted education among parents, school staff, the public (in regard to funding), and students. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
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Siegl, Eleanor – Roeper Review, 1986
The article describes a facilitative rather than supervisory administrative approach to encourage teachers' creative efforts as they encourage children's creativity. Practices that inhibit creativity are described, and recommendations for administrative support are noted. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Creativity, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Christensen, Edith E. – Roeper Review, 1986
A teacher evaluation system used at a special school for the gifted promotes teacher involvement through self study, peer observation, team critique, and administrator observation and critique. Four teacher types as defined by level of commitment and abstraction ability have different supervisory needs. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
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Pitts, Mark – Roeper Review, 1986
Planning and management suggestions are offered to administrators developing gifted programs in rural settings. Emphasis on making effective use of limited time and personnel, creativity in financing and transportation, and dealing sensitively with community feelings. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Program Development
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Feldhusen, John F.; And Others – Roeper Review, 1986
Grade advancement is a legitimate and valuable method of meeting the needs of some academically gifted students and is available to every school system. Twelve practical guidelines (such as comprehensive psychological evaluation prior to placement and arranging all cases of grade advancement initially on a trial basis) are offered. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education), Age Grade Placement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Silky, William; Readling, John – Roeper Review, 1992
The REDSIL model for ongoing evaluation of gifted education programs involves interviewing stakeholders, isolating and categorizing critical study issues, designing a data collection plan that uses several forms of qualitative methods, implementing the plan, analyzing data, searching literature relative to each issue, analyzing data again, and…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Formative Evaluation
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Moore, Nancy Delano – Roeper Review, 1989
The article describes the use of two academic-year, half-day regional Governor's School programs to provide science and mathematics education to rural gifted high school students in Virginia. Benefits of the program to students and their home districts are noted. (Author)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Enrichment, Gifted, High Schools
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Roeper, Annemarie – Roeper Review, 1986
The founder of the Roeper School (Michigan) discusses the role of the administrator in the context of gifed education. Emphasis on the Roeper School program, its nonhierarchical philosophy, and the administrative changes (board composition, teacher evaluation, relationship with parents) which positioned the administrator as facilitator of group…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrator Role, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jensen, Anabel L. – Roeper Review, 1986
The article describes the goals, rationale, structure of the shared decision-making model in effect at the Nueva Learning Center, a private elementary school for gifted and talented in Hillsborough, California. An example applying the model to class scheduling and 10 steps for facilitating the process are given. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Administration, Decision Making, Elementary Education, Gifted
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Dart, Pamela J. – Roeper Review, 1986
The article details aspects of a collaborative administrative style in a special school for gifted children, describing the function of administrators and other adults as role models, the sharing and delegation of decision making, a team approach to professional growth and support, and accountability through a "rich rules" system.…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administration, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education
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Idol-Maestas, Lorna; Celentano, Ray – Roeper Review, 1986
The article describes the role of teacher consultants in working with classroom teachers, school counselors, and parents at one high school for academically gifted students. Two examples of how a teacher consultant effectively altered the performance of two students with organizational and study skill problems are offered. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Behavior Change, Consultants, High Schools