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ERIC Number: ED001188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Oct
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: N/A
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INDIANA COUNTY, PROGRAM FOR GIFTED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN.
DAVIS, ALICE H.; AND OTHERS
IT WAS HELD THAT A PROGRAM FOR THE ACADEMICALLY TALENTED CHILD SHOULD BEGIN AS SOON AS HE IS IDENTIFIED, AND THAT THE CHILD SHOULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP TO HIS FULL POTENTIAL. SOME BROAD OBJECTIVES WERE TO DEVELOP WITHIN THE CHILD AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION FOR THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF CONTEMPORARY AND PAST ACHIEVEMENTS, TO AROUSE IN HIM A DYNAMIC AWARENESS OF THE SOCIAL WORLD IN WHICH HE LIVES, TO GIVE HIM THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP LOVE OF LEARNING FOR ITS INTRINSIC REWARDS, AND TO GIVE HIM THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP AN APPRECIATION AND LASTING INTEREST IN AREAS OUTSIDE HIS OWN FIELD OF SPECIAL INTEREST. THE PROGRAM FOCUSES UPON FOUR MAJOR AREAS--PUPIL PERSONNEL, STAFF PERSONNEL, PHYSICAL ASPECTS, AND AREAS OF STUDY. COPIES OF CLERICAL FORMS USED ARE INCLUDED. IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT, DURING 1962-63, THE PUPILS WERE CHALLENGED WITH NEW AND ENRICHING METHODS TO EXTEND THEIR ABILITIES IN THE AREAS OF LANGUAGE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION, THAT PARENTS WERE INTIMATELY INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAM, AND THAT COMMUNITY RESOURCES WERE UTILIZED. A TWENTY-SEVEN ITEM SUMMARY OF PROGRAMS CONDUCTED DURING 1962-63 IS PRESENTED. EFFORTS WERE MADE TO OBSERVE THE CHILDREN OBJECTIVELY, AND IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, GROWTH IN WORK HABITS, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF VARIOUS SKILLS COULD DEFINITELY BE NOTED. JUSTIFICATION FOR CONTINUANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS OUTLINED.
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana County Public Schools, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Indiana County)