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ERIC Number: ED001225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 27
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GUIDES TO SPECIAL EDUCATION IN NORTH DAKOTA IX. THE GIFTED CHILD.
MATHISEN, JAMES D.; SMALTZ, JANET M.
SUGGESTIONS ARE MADE FOR EVALUATION AND FOR MORE EFFECTIVE USE OF THE FACILITIES OF THE LOCAL SCHOOL IN PROVIDING BETTER THAN AVERAGE STUDENTS WITH CHALLENGING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES. THE TERM GIFTED DESCRIBES THE STUDENT WHO IS SUPERIOR IN EITHER INTELLECT, TALENT, SKILLFULNESS, OR LEADERSHIP ABILITY. EACH OF THE TYPES OF GIFTEDNESS HAS CERTAIN OBSERVABLE CHARACTERISTICS BY WHICH STUDENTS MAY BE IDENTIFIED. CHARACTERISTICS ARE REVEALED THROUGH SUCH SUBJECTIVE AND OBJECTIVE INDICATORS AS SCHOOL AND TEST ACHIEVEMENT, AGE-GRADE STATUS, INTERVIEWS, RATINGS, APTITUDE TESTS, WORK SAMPLES, AND SOCIOMETRY. ALL THESE METHODS SHOULD BE VERIFIED, USING A COMPLETE PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION. BY APPLYING SOUND PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION IN A SINCERE EFFORT TO MEET CURRENT NEEDS FOR ALL CHILDREN, NEW AND BETTER METHODS WILL BE LEARNED. IN PROVIDING FOR THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF THE GIFTED, THREE AREAS OF CONCENTRATION HAVE BEEN FOUND HELPFUL WHEN PROPERLY COORDINATED--(1) CURRICULUM IMPROVEMENT, (2) GUIDANCE SERVICES, AND (3) PARENT COUNSELING. THE NEED MUST BE ASSESSED IN ORDER TO BEGIN. ASSESSMENT SHOULD BE DONE BY A SPECIAL STUDY COMMITTEE ON THE LOCAL LEVEL. THE COMMITTEE SHOULD ALSO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR BUILDING PUBLIC SUPPORT. STUDY KITS OF MATERIALS FOR GIFTED CHILDREN ARE ON LOAN FROM THE NORTH DAKOTA BOARD OF EDUCATION. CONSULTANTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.
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Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck.
Identifiers: BISMARK; NORTH DAKOTA