Kamiloiki Elementary School
1998-1999 Program for the Gifted and Talented in the Visual Arts

-a member public school of the Honolulu Kaiser Complex GT program

A documentation  by a child's parent,  Rodney Chang, MA (PsyCounseling),MSEd (Art) ,PhD (Art Psy)
(this site is not affiliated with the administration for the GT arts program)

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Kamiloiki Elementary School
Honolulu, Hawaii

Homepage Webmaster contact: pygoya@pixi.com

The way one sees the world in the "mind's eye" is that
personal view of the world as pictured in one's mind.

Introduction to the Program
Staff & Others in Program
Schedule of Events
Communication with Parents & Students
Online Exhibitions
GT/Visual Arts Links
GT/Visual Arts References

Special Academy of Arts Enrichment Program for
5th graders that are gifted and talented, 1998-99


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Photo Documentation of Excursion I
Printing Company, McCoy Pavillion, Hawaii Convention Center

Photo Documentation of Excursion II
Art Retreat - VA/GT Field Trip to Bellows AFB, Monday, February 22, 1999,
working on location with James Rumford in watercolor and Kathy Chock in ceramics
Field Trip Reminders

"The Art of Seeing" - Hahaione Elementary School
Kaiser Complex Gifted & Talented Visual Arts Student Showcase
OASIS Conference Room, H-2, May 21, 1999

The Artists/Instructors Statements

Some Student Artists' Statements


Not all those who wander are lost. J.R.R. Tolkien

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The GTarts program may expand to other
genres of talent next year


Kamiloiki Elementary of Honolulu, Hawaii introduced for the 1998-99 school year  its new Gifted and Talented (GT) program for exceptional students in the visual arts.

Identification and selection of students for the program were made through multiple criteria and evaluation processes. Taken into consideration was recommendations in a study done by The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. Conclusions in a study by Gilbert A. Clark, Ph.D. and Enid Zimmerman, Ph.D. of Indiana University, entitled Issues and Practices Related to Identification of Gifted and Talented Students in the Visual Arts, include recommendations for identifying gifted and talented students in the visual arts -

1. The term artistically gifted and talented is recommended for purposes of research and practices relative to the identification and education of students with high ability in the visual arts.

"Rather than separating the terms gifted in reference to intellectual abilities and talented in reference to artistic abilities, the interdependence of these terms should be demonstrated by linking them in this term. This linkage places education for artistically gifted and talented students on an equal basis with intellectually gifted and talented students, rather than relegating high ability art students to merely technical or creative pursuits considered as independent of intellectual abilities."

2. Art talent, like intelligence, should be conceived of as normally distributed with students with highly developed art abilities at one end of the distribution and students with poorly developed art abilities at the lower end of the distribution.

3. Caution should be exercised in using creativity tests as a means of identifying artistically gifted and talented students.

4. Identification of artistically gifted and talented students should be based upon attention to student potential and work in progress, as well as final performance and products.

5. Currently available standardized art tests should not be used to identify sutdents with high abilities in the visual arts.

6. Students' backgrounds, personalities, values, and age need to be studied as factors in identification of art talent.

7. Use of multiple criteria systems is recommended in all identification programs for artisticlaly gifted and talented students.

Research for this report was supported under the Javits Act Program (Grant No. R206R00001) as administered by the Office of Educational Research and Development, U.S. Department of Education.  Grantees undertaking such projects are encouraged to express freely their professional judgement.  This report, therefore, does not necessarily represent positions or policies of the Government, and no official endorsement should be inferred.  This document's exerpts has been reproduced with the permission of the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented.