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ERIC Number: ED001191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Sep
Pages: 11
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HUMANITIES ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR GIFTED STUDENTS OF VUHS.
AGOL, ALAN W.
A CURRICULUM WITHIN THE SIX-PERIOD DAY, THAT WOULD PROVIDE FOR DEVELOPING SUFFICIENT DEPTH BACKGROUND IN THE HUMANITIES, WAS PRESENTED. THE PROGRAM SUGGESTED AUGMENTING THE EDUCATION OF THE GIFTED THROUGH SPECIAL SUMMER SESSION CLASSES OR IN A SATURDAY OR WEEKDAY SEMINAR-TYPE SITUATION (HORIZONTAL ENRICHMENT). THE STUDENTS WERE TO BE SELECTED IF THEY ACHIEVED THE 98TH PERCENTILE OR BETTER ON THE CALIFORNIA TEST OF MENTAL MATURITY TOGETHER WITH THE 99TH PERCENTILE OR BETTER ON THE CALIFORNIA ACHIEVEMENT TESTS IN BOTH LANGUAGE AND ARITHMETIC SKILLS. OPERATIONAL METHODS TO BE USED IN THE CLASSROOM INCLUDED A BASIC TEXT OF READING LIKE EUGENE WEBER'S "FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO THE ATOMIC AGE--THE WESTERN TRADITION." TYPICAL CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT WAS TO BE REPLACED BY A WORKSHOP TYPE OF LEARNING SITUATION. RESOURCE PEOPLE WERE TO BE BROUGHT IN FROM THE COMMUNITY TO AID IN SPECIAL AREAS SUCH AS MUSIC AND ART. AT FIRST THE PROGRAM WAS TO BE OPEN ONLY TO QUALIFYING JUNIORS AND SENIORS. EVALUATION TECHNIQUES COULD INCLUDE OBJECTIVE STUDENT QUESTIONNAIRES AND SELF-EVALUATION, AS WELL AS SHORT ESSAYS. A PARENTAL EVALUATION FORM COULD BE USED, AND THE TEACHER-DIRECTOR COULD HAVE SOME SIMPLIFIED STANDARDS FOR MEASURING PROGRESS. SUGGESTIONS FOR READING AND A BOOKLET CONCERNED WITH SUCH AREAS AS BIOGRAPHY AND PHILOSOPHY WERE GIVEN.
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Authoring Institution: Visalia Union High School District, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; VISALIA