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ERIC Number: ED001214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 92
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A REPORT ON LOCAL PROGRAMS FOR ABLE PUPILS. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT SERIES, NO. 7.
ROUTH, MARY R.
THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF PENNSYLVANIA JOINED IN THEIR EFFORTS TO IMPROVE EDUCATION OF GIFTED PUPILS. A QUESTIONNAIRE WAS SENT TO EACH DISTRICT. FROM THE REPLIES, SEVERAL GENERALIZATIONS WERE MADE REGARDING GIFTED PROGRAMS IN THE STATE. IN SELECTING PUPILS FOR THESE PROGRAMS, THE GENERAL PRACTICE IS TO CONSIDER GROUP INTELLIGENCE SCORES, INDIVIDUAL INTELLIGENCE TESTS, ACHIEVEMENT TEST PERCENTILES, EVALUATION OF ACADEMIC GRADES, TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS, AND PARENTAL PERMISSION. TEACHERS ARE MOST TYPICALLY SELECTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR ON THE BASIS OF TEACHING ABILITY, INTEREST IN WORKING WITH MORE ABLE STUDENTS, TEACHING EXPERIENCE, ENTHUSIASM, COLLEGE RECORD, AND COMPLETION OF COURSES IN METHODS OF TEACHING GIFTED PUPILS. THERE ARE SEVERAL GENERAL TYPES OF PROGRAMS FOR THE GIFTED IN PENNSYLVANIA. ENRICHMENT IS THE MOST COMMON AND OFTEN USES SEMINARS WITH COMMUNITY RESOURCE PEOPLE, A GREAT BOOKS PROGRAM, CLUBS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. ACCELERATION OF EITHER PUPIL OR SUBJECT IS ANOTHER PROGRAM. ABILITY GROUPING MAY BE FOUND AT ALL GRADE LEVELS BUT IS MOST COMMON IN THE SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADES. THE PLANNING OF THESE PROGRAMS RARELY INVOLVES PARENT PARTICIPATION, BUT EFFORTS TO MAINTAIN COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS ARE IMPORTANT. FOLLOWING THESE GENERALIZATIONS ARE SHORT SUMMARIES OF EACH PROGRAM IN 140 DISTRICTS. SCHOOL DISTRICTS OFFERING ADVANCE PLACEMENT COURSES AND THOSE HAVING HONORS COURSES ARE LISTED.
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Instruction, Harrisburg.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Harrisburg)