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Communicator, v31 n1-4 Fall-Sum 2000

Four issues of this journal on educating gifted students offer articles for professionals and parents, book reviews, and resource/curriculum suggestions. The issue on mathematics and sciences discusses recognizing mathematical talent, increasing rigor in science courses; adding breadth, depth, and complexity in mathematics; using science to decrease perfectionism; removing barriers to achievement by gifted females; developing curriculum strategies in science; and examining the Mozart effect and mathematics. The issue on identification considers common problems in identification; what parents can expect; when a child doesn't qualify; roles and responsibilities of educators and parents; finding gifted English learners; nontraditional screening; international perspectives; and measurement resources. The issue on encouraging passion, leadership and ethics in gifted youth addresses the many facets of passion; systematic risk taking as part of leadership training; sources of moral integrity within gifted children; encouraging leadership in young women; expressing passion through student voices; organizing a student leadership conference; leadership training through a schoolwide drama and music production; and classroom Socratic seminars. The issue focused on highly and profoundly gifted children discusses characteristics of the highly and profoundly gifted; identification; radical acceleration; the home schooling option; early college entry; social and emotional need; and Internet resources. (Individual articles contain references.) (DB)

Descriptors: Ability Identification, Academically Gifted, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Leadership, Mathematics Education, Motivation, Science Education, Talent Identification

California Association for the Gifted, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 1670, Los Angeles, CA 90045; Tel: 805-687-9352 (Voice); Fax: 805-687-1527; e-mail: gosfield[at]; Web site:

Autor: Gosfield, Margaret, Ed.


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