ECAE 7668T Young Children with Special Needs: Gifted Education
30 hours plus conference; 3 credits
Investigation of the developmental nature, causes, and characteristics of diverse gifted and talented young children. Implications for classroom teachers and other professionals in areas of interpersonal interactions, collaboration, and instruction. Focus on historical, social, and legal foundations of gifted education. Theories of learning and development. Influence of gender, class, language, race/ethnicity, disabilities, and sexuality on the construction of giftedness, as interpreted within and across cultures. 10 hours of field experience in a variety of schools and classroom settings.