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ERIC Number: ED001245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 68
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THE MEMPHIS STORY-MOBILIZING A LARGE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND A COMMUNITY FOR THE SUPERIOR AND TALENTED STUDENT PROJECT.
COUNCE, D. SHELBY
THE STORY OF THE SUPERIOR AND TALENTED STUDENT PROJECT AS IT WAS UTILIZED IN THE MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, SCHOOL SYSTEM IS RELATED. THE STS PROJECT IS DESIGNED TO ASSIST SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN IDENTIFYING SUPERIOR AND TALENTED STUDENTS, IN PROVIDING GUIDANCE SERVICES FOR THEM, IN ENCOURAGING THEM TO MAKE APPROPRIATE EDUCATIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL CHOICES, AND IN PROVIDING CURRICULUM CONTENT RELATED TO THEIR NEEDS AND INTERESTS. IMPLEMENTATION WAS CARRIED OUT IN FOUR MAJOR AREAS - IDENTIFICATION, MOTIVATION, SPECIAL PROGRAMS, AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT. PROCEDURES FOR IDENTIFICATION OF SUPERIOR STUDENTS INCLUDED INTELLIGENCE TESTING, TEACHER EVALUATION OF STUDENT, PAST SCHOOL RECORDS, AND PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT. METHODS FOR ENGENDERING STUDENT MOTIVATION WERE--PROVIDING IN THE CLASSROOM AN ATMOSPHERE OF LEARNING FOR LEARNING'S SAKE, WORKING WITH STUDENTS ON EFFECTIVE STUDY HABITS, ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO READ MORE WIDELY, HELPING STUDENTS REALIZE THEIR HIGH LEVELS OF ABILITY, AND EMPHASIZING THE NEED TO DEVELOP THESE ABILITIES. SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT WERE REFLECTED IN THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT, ACCELERATED, AND ENRICHMENT COURSES OFFERED.
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Authoring Institution: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Atlanta, GA.; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: Georgia (Atlanta); ILLINOIS; Illinois (Chicago); Superior and Talented Student Project; TENNESSEE; Tennessee (Memphis)