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ERIC Number: ED001150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 86
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THE CHALLENGE...A PROGRAM FOR GIFTED CHILDREN IN THE SIXTH GRADE.
BIXLER, HAROLD H.; CARTER, C. DOUGLAS
IDEAS INCLUDED ARE THE PRODUCT OF AN INTENSIVE WORKSHOP HELD TO STUDY THE PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION OF EXCEPTIONALLY TALENTED CHILDREN. PROGRAMS ARE AIMED AT DEVELOPING BETTER FACILITY IN SKILLS OF ABSTRACT THINKING, ORGANIZATION, DISCRIMINATING JUDGMENT, CREATIVE WRITING, AND THE ABILITY TO ENGAGE PROFITABLY IN GROUP ACTIVITY. INCLUDED IN THE LANGUAGE PROGRAM ARE SUCH SUBJECTS AS PHILOSOPHY, PRACTICE OF LANGUAGE SKILLS, AND LITERATURE ASSIGNMENTS IN THE WORKS OF TWAIN AND POE. IN THE SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAM, EMPHASIS IS GIVEN TO THE STRENGTHENING OF DEMOCRATIC ASPECTS OF OUR AND OTHER CULTURES. THE GREEK, ROMAN, ENGLISH, AFRICAN AND OTHER CIVILIZATIONS AND CULTURES ARE STUDIED. TO MEET THE CHALLENGE OF BROADENING AND DEEPENING MATHEMATICAL MATURITY, ENRICHMENT IS PROVIDED IN MEANINGS AND PRINCIPLES, RATHER THAN IN FACTS AND PROCEDURES. SIMILAR EMPHASIS, BY MEANS OF MORE CREATIVE EXPERIENCES, IS GIVEN IN THE SCIENCE PROGRAM. ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM ARE ART HISTORY, FUNDAMENTALS IN MUSIC THEORY, AND A GENERAL STUDY OF MUSIC.
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Authoring Institution: Western Carolina Univ., Cullowhee, NC.
Identifiers: CULLOWHEE