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Gifted Homeschool San Antonio

Gifted Homeschool San Antonio is meant to provide support for the unique needs of children who are intellectually gifted, whose needs are not being met in traditional school settings. Participants are home-schoolers, or parents considering homeschooling in the greater San Antonio area. Members of the group have children who have been identified as gifted by objective criteria, WISC-IV, WIPSII, Stanford achievement test, Stanford Binet, Weschler, cogAT, etc.

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Multiple Intelligences: Gardner’s Theory

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Arguing that “reason, intelligence, logic, knowledge are not synonymous…,” Howard Gardner (1983) proposed a new view of intelligence that is rapidly being incorporated in school curricula. In his Theory of Multiple Intelligences, Gardner expanded the concept of intelligence to also include such areas as music, spacial relations, and interpersonal knowledge in addition to mathematical and linguistic ability. Continue reading »

Homeschooling Gifted Students: An Introductory Guide for Parents

The following article is from the Office of Educational Research and Improvement which is part of the Department of Education. While the focus is on homeschooling gifted children, the points it raises are applicable to all children.  In fact, educational research has shown that any child will excel in a “gifted and talented” situation.  The schools just can’t afford it.
During the last 20 years, increasing numbers of families in the United States have chosen to educate their children at home or outside the conventional school environment. Current estimates range from 500,000 to 1.2 million students (Lines, 1991, 1995; Ray, 1996). Of that number, a significant percentage of families have chosen homeschooling as the educational option for their gifted children. Continue reading »