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ERIC Number: ED001183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 53
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DESCRIPTION OF THE SAN RAFAEL PROGRAM FOR MORE ABLE LEARNERS AS PRESCRIBED IN THE CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, ARTICLE 23, SPECIALLY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR MENTALLY GIFTED MINORS. FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT 1963-64
SHORE, ROBERT E.
TO PROVIDE BETTER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR A SELECT GROUP OF STUDENTS, THE SAN RAFAEL PROGRAM FOR MORE ABLE LEARNERS WAS ESTABLISHED. AMONG ITS GOALS WERE PROBLEM-SOLVING FACILITY, CREATIVITY, RESPECT FOR LEARNING, AND SELF-UNDERSTANDING. THE GOALS ALSO INCLUDED KNOWLEDGE OF FACTS, IDEAS, CONCEPTS, SOCIAL SKILLS, SENSITIVITIES AND FEELING, VALUES AND ATTITUDES, AND ACADEMIC SKILLS. IDENTIFICATION OF THE STUDENT SHOULD INCLUDE 98TH PERCENTILE ON GROUP MENTAL ABILITY TESTS. TYPES OF PROGRAMS USED WERE REGULAR CLASSROOM ENRICHMENT, ADVANCED PLACEMENT, AND SPECIAL CLASSES. THE AREAS STUDIED IN THE CURRICULUM WERE SOCIAL SCIENCES, LANGUAGE, SCIENCES, FINE ARTS, AND ABSTRACT SCIENCES. SPECIAL EVENTS SUCH AS SPEAKERS UNIQUE FIELD TRIPS WERE INCLUDED. THE 1963-64 REPORT DIFFERED FROM PREVIOUS ONES IN ITS INCLUSION OF EXTENSIVE EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAM. THOSE WHO EVALUATED WERE PUPILS, PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND ADMINISTRATORS. MEASURES EVALUATION INCLUDED STANDARDIZED ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, RATING SCALES, INTERVIEWS, ANECDOTAL RECORDS, WORK SAMPLES, QUESTIONNAIRES, AND CASE HISTORY FOLDERS. EVALUATION SHOWED THAT THE PARTICIPANTS ACCOMPLISHED MORE THAN IF THERE HAD BEEN NO PROGRAM, THAT PARENTS CLAIMED THE PROGRAM TO BE BENEFICIAL TO THEIR CHILDREN, AND THAT TEACHERS WERE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT IT. ALSO THE MAJORITY OF STUDENTS WANTED TO PARTICIPATE IN SPECIAL ACTIVITIES. THE PROGRAM TENDS TO UPGRADE THE TOTAL SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR ALL CHILDREN.
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Authoring Institution: San Rafael City Schools, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (San Rafael); PROGRAM FOR MORE ABLE LEARNERS