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Nugent, Stephanie A.; Shaunessy, Elizabeth – Roeper Review, 2003
This article suggests the use of popular film clips in educating preservice teachers, inservice teachers, and graduate students about the characteristics, stereotypes, social-emotional needs, diverse populations, parenting issues, and characteristics of the gifted. Strategies and sample film clips are described. Listings of possible films and…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Filmographies, Films
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Fraser, Deborah F. G. – Roeper Review, 2003
A range of metaphors composed by gifted elementary children are presented and discussed in terms of what they indicate about their personal worlds, special talents, and emotional insights. The approach to creative writing described in the article also has the potential to assist with the identification of linguistic talent. (Contains references.)…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Creative Writing, Elementary Education, Emotional Development
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Feldhusen, John F.; Proctor, Theron B.; Black, Kathryn N. – Roeper Review, 2002
This reprint of an article on using grade advancement as a method for meeting the needs of some intellectually or academically gifted students is preceded by a commentary that concludes that popular sentiment and negative folklore supporting grade advancement are unfounded. Grade advancement guidelines are provided. (Contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education), Decision Making
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Belcastro, Frank P. – Roeper Review, 2002
Electronic technology can be used to overcome many of the barriers to delivering services to rural schools and it can expand the world of rural gifted students. On-line college and high school sites offering courses are listed. Also listed is a site for tutoring and one offering help for teachers. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education
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Karnes, Frances A.; Nugent, Stephanie A. – Roeper Review, 2002
This article provides information on publishing in the field of gifted education in the hope of helping writers improve their publishing success, increasing the number and quality of manuscripts submitted for consideration, and broadening authorship in the field. Suggestions from a survey of eight editors are included. (Contains 7 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Editors, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Guidelines
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Ford, Donna Y.; Harris, J. John, III; Tyson, Cynthia A.; Trotman, Michelle Frazier – Roeper Review, 2002
This article reviews factors affecting the persistent underrepresentation of black students in gifted education and offers suggestions for recruiting and retaining these students. It is argued that a deficit orientation held by educators hinders access to gifted programs for diverse students, and that too often educators interpret differences as…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Black Students, Change Strategies, Cultural Awareness
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Ford, Donna Y.; Trotman, Michelle Frazier – Roeper Review, 2001
This article discusses desired characteristics and competencies in teachers of gifted students who are culturally, ethnically, or linguistically diverse. These include: culturally relevant pedagogy, equity pedagogy, a holistic teaching philosophy, a communal philosophy, respect for students' primary language, culturally congruent instructional…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Diversity (Faculty), Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
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Troxclair, Debra A. – Roeper Review, 2000
This article discusses methodologies for differentiating instruction for gifted students in regular social studies classes including curriculum compacting, conceptual thematic units, questioning strategies, interest development centers, independent study, and mentorship. Recommendations comply with performance expectations of the National Council…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Inclusive Schools
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Roodin, Paul – Roeper Review, 1983
Although frequently discounted, imagery plays an important role in the intellectual development of gifted students. It can be useful in helping students remember, create (in the arts and in sports), and develop flexibility in thinking. Imagery may also be involved in gifted adolescents' career and life decisions. (CL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Creativity, Gifted, Imagery
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Reis, Sally M. – Roeper Review, 1983
When regular class teachers and school staff realize that a gifted program can be of service to them, the program has the best chance for success. Among ways to create that ownership are involving staff in program planning and inservice, using their talents, and involving parents and community members. (CL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Program Development, Resource Teachers
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Page, Beverly A. – Roeper Review, 1983
Guidelines for parents include understanding about their gifted child's varying rates of growth; the importance of promoting well rounded growth; the need for a compatible peer group; ways to deal with the child's striving for perfection; and approaches to helping the child develop a philosophy of life. (CL)
Descriptors: Child Development, Gifted, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role
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Roberts, Nancy M.; Haensly, Patricia – Roeper Review, 1984
A holistic approach can direct the synthesis process so that the "big picture" is experienced by gifted students and meaningful integration of previously analyzed components can be accomplished. Holistic synthesis provides an alternative to traditional instruction, supplying the stepping stone to more effective problem solving in the social…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment, Gifted, Holistic Approach
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Abelman, Robert – Roeper Review, 1984
disparity in television consumption among gifted and nongifted children occurs from ages 6 to 11 when the amount of TV viewing drops substantially among gifted children. During adolescence there is little disparity, and in some cases, consumption is highest among gifted adolescents. Implications for parents and teachers are discussed.(Author/CL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Gifted, Parent Influence
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Shaver, James P. – Roeper Review, 1984
The case is made for the jurisprudential approach to social studies, which focuses on the analysis of public issues, as appropriate for gifted students. Case studies illustrate the approach's emphasis on decision making (and its natural concomitants of disagreement and value conflict) as a central component of democratic citizenship. (CL)
Descriptors: Gifted, Problem Solving, Social Studies, Values
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Sinatra, Richard – Roeper Review, 1984
The paper explores five major facets of brain functioning in relation to gifted and creative behavior. Emphasis is placed on ways that the educational establishment can cultivate the stages of the creative process for the verbally gifted, the nonverbally gifted, and for young children. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Cerebral Dominance, Gifted, Lateral Dominance, Neurological Organization
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