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ERIC Number: ED001279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 22
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PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH ON THE ACADEMICALLY TALENTED STUDENT. SUMMARY.
TAYLOR, JOHN; AND OTHERS
TO HELP GIFTED CHILDREN GAIN SOUND EDUCATION IN THE HUMANITIES, THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, THE NATURAL SCIENCES, AND IN MATHEMATICS, A PROGRAM WAS DEVELOPED FOR EIGHTEEN SIXTH GRADERS. THE CLASS DIFFERED FROM OTHER SIXTH GRADE CLASSES IN THE WAY IT USED MATERIALS. PILOT PROGRAMS WERE SET UP TO ACQUAINT THE TEACHERS OR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT WITH THE IDENTIFICATION, GUIDANCE, TESTING, METHODS, AND MATERIALS THAT WERE EFFECTIVE IN WORKING WITH THESE STUDENTS. THE CRITERIA FOR SELECTING STUDENTS INCLUDED RECORDS OF PREVIOUS TESTS, IQ SCORE ABOVE 120, ACHIEVEMENT 2 YEARS OR ABOVE MEDIAN, AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF FORMER TEACHERS. THE TEACHER SHOULD SHOW CREATIVENESS AND SPONTANEITY--SHE SHOULD UNDERSTAND THE UNITY AND RELATEDNESS OF KNOWLEDGE, AND THE FUNDAMENTALS OF READING, WRITING, AND ARITHMETIC. SHE SHOULD BE CONCERNED FOR THE SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL EXPERIENCES OF THE CHILDREN. IN GENERAL THE METHOD USED SHOULD CORRELATE SOCIAL STUDIES, LITERATURE, MUSIC, ART, CREATIVE WRITING, AND ORAL EXPRESSION. STUDENTS SELECTED PROBLEMS THAT THEY WANTED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT, USING INDUCTIVE AND DEDUCTIVE REASONING. INDIVIDUAL STUDY AS WELL AS STUDENT-TEACHER PLANNING WAS USED. EFFECTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT EMPHASIZED FLEXIBLE GROUPING, INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES, CLASSROOM ARRANGEMENT, AND THE CHILDREN'S EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES. SUCCESS WAS SHOWN IN HIGHER MARKS ON ACHIEVEMENT TESTS AND IN THE PARENT'S FAVORABLE REACTIONS.
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Authoring Institution: Mason County Schools, Point Pleasant, WV.
Identifiers: WEST VIRGINIA; West Virginia (Mason County)