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ERIC Number: ED001187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 14
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EXPLORING EDUCATION OF GIFTED CHILDREN, REPORT ON FOUR REGIONAL CONFERENCES, DEVILS LAKE, JAMESTOWN, MINOT, DICKINSON, JANUARY 23-26,1962.
PETERSON, M.F.
FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES, GIFTED PUPILS WERE DEFINED AS THE UPPER 15 PERCENT OF THE SCHOOL POPULATION, INCLUDING THE INTELLECTUALLY SUPERIOR, THE TALENTED, THE SKILLFUL, AND THE ABLE LEARNER. MANY BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS WERE ON DISPLAY, INCLUDING "CURRICULUM ADJUSTMENTS FOR GIFTED CHILDREN," BY ELISE MARTENS, "THE CHALLENGE," A PROGRAM FOR GIFTED CHILDREN IN WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. SCHOOLS, "CLEVELAND'S PLAN FOR GIFTED CHILDREN,""GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS OF CAPABLE YOUTH," BY R.F. DEHAAN, AND "EDUCATING TOMORROW'S LEADERS," BY E.E. HOLT. RESULTS OF AN IDEA BARRAGE HELD BY THE PARTICIPANTS ARE CLASSIFIED UNDER TEACHER TRAINING, FACILITIES, ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION, TEACHING METHODS AND AIDS TO BETTER PROGRAMING. AMONG THE MOST FREQUENTLY MENTIONED IDEAS WERE--INSERVICE TEACHER TRAINING AND DEMONSTRATIONS TO CHANGE TEACHER ATTITUDES AND INCREASE TEACHER SENSITIVITY TO THE NEEDS OF BRIGHT PUPILS, ESPECIALLY IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS. DEVELOPMENT OF SUMMER WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS INTERESTED IN NEW METHODS, PROVISION OF ADEQUATE LIBRARIES AND STAFF IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, OPENING OF SCHOOLS ON SATURDAYS AND IN EVENINGS FOR HOBBY AND INTEREST GROUPS. EMPLOYMENT OF SPECIAL RESOURCE TEACHERS FOR THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND THE USE OF LOCAL PEOPLE TO BROADEN CLASS INFORMATION AND INTEREST, USE OF TEAM TEACHING, PROVISION FOR MORE GUIDANCE COUNSELORS AND ADEQUATE TESTING SERVICES, AND THE HOLDING OF SEMINARS FOR PARENTS OF GIFTED CHILDREN. RECOMMENDATIONS WERE MADE TO THE STAFF DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE TEACHER SCHOLARSHIPS, TO SPONSOR STATE SUBSIDY PROGRAMS FOR THE GIFTED, TO RAISE TEACHER TRAINING STANDARDS, AND TO INTERPRET EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF ALL CHILDREN TO PARENTS AND PUBLIC. IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT COLLEGES TEACH MORE ABOUT INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, MODERNIZE AND REEVALUATE METHODS COURSES, SYNCHRONIZE STUDENT TEACHING WITH THEORY COURSES, AND USE COLLEGE PERSONNEL AND MASTER TEACHERS FOR PREPARATION OF DEMONSTRATION TEACHING SERIES FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION.
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Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck.
Identifiers: BISMARK