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ERIC Number: ED001239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 11
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PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH HIGH ACHIEVEMENT POTENTIAL.
Duarte Unified School District, CA.
THE DUARTE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFERS SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP GREATER SELF-DIRECTION, CONFIDENCE, PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, AND A DEGREE OF SKILL IN ALL AREAS OF THE CURRICULUM RELATIVE TO THE STUDENTS' ABILITIES. THE SELECTION OF STUDENTS SHOULD BE BASED ON AN INDIVIDUAL TEST, A SCORE AT OR ABOVE THE 98TH PERCENTILE ON A GROUP TEST OF MENTAL ABILITY OR OF READING AND MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT, AND THE JUDGEMENTS OF TEACHERS, PSYCHOLOGISTS, AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS. SOME OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE GIFTED INCLUDE KEEN POWERS OF OBSERVATION AND RETENTION, VERBAL PROFICIENCY, AND THE POWER OF CRITICAL THINKING. THESE CHILDREN ARE SLIGHTLY HEAVIER AND TALLER THAN AVERAGE, AND THEY HAVE A KEENER SENSE OF HUMOR. NEGATIVE TRAITS ARE BOREDOM, IMPATIENCE, AND NONCONFORMITY. IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, CHILDREN WITH HIGH ACHIEVEMENT POTENTIAL ARE PUT INTO REGULAR CLASSROOMS. CONSULTANT HELP AS WELL AS BOOKS AND OTHER MATERIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PLANNING CURRICULUM EXPERIENCES. THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO DO DEPTH STUDIES, TO READ, TO UTILIZE DISCUSSIONS, AND TO MAKE ORAL REPORTS. STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE A CLOSE WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR TEACHERS. CLASSROOM ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE PLANNED BY THE REGULAR TEACHER. IN HIGH SCHOOL, A STRONG PROGRAM IN ENGLISH AND SOCIAL STUDIES SHOULD BE USED, WITH ADVANCED WORK IN SCIENCE AND COLLEGE MATH. A BROADENING PROGRAM OF LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE STUDENTS SHOULD EMPHASIZE COMMUNICATION SKILLS. THE STUDENTS SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO AID IN A GENERAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR REGULAR STUDENT GROUPS.
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Authoring Institution: Duarte Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA