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ERIC Number: ED001283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Oct
Pages: 29
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PROGRAM FOR GIFTED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN.
DAVIS, ALICE H.; HARWICK, MAX C.
A MAJOR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE A PROGRAM OF ENRICHMENT THAT WILL CULTIVATE THE INHERENT POTENTIAL OF THE PUPIL TO BETTER PREPARE HIM TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO HIS CULTURE, TO DEVELOP WITHIN HIM AN APPRECIATION OF CONTEMPORARY AND PAST CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOCIETY AND TO AROUSE IN HIM A DYNAMIC AWARENESS OF THE SOCIAL WORLD IN WHICH HE LIVES. THE PROGRAM IS ALSO DESIGNED TO GIVE THE TALENTED PUPIL OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP--DESIRE FOR EXPERIMENTAL AND CREATIVE EXPLORATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND UNDERSTANDING IN THE FIELDS OF ENGLISH, READING, AND SOCIAL STUDIES, APPRECIATION AND LASTING INTEREST IN AREAS OUTSIDE HIS OWN FIELD OF SPECIAL INTEREST, A HIGHLY ETHICAL PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE THROUGH WHICH HE MAY EVALUATE HIS OWN ENDEAVORS AS WELL AS THE SOCIETY IN WHICH HE FUNCTIONS. THESE PROGRAMS WERE STARTED ON A COUNTY LEVEL BECAUSE THE FEW NUMBER OF CHILDREN MADE A DISTRICT EFFORT UNFEASIBLE. THEY INVOLVED GROUPING THE BEST TALENT OF THE ENTIRE COUNTY INTO ONE PROGRAM CONDUCTED ON OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME. THE PARTICIPATING CHILDREN WERE 5TH AND 6TH GRADE PUPILS WHO WERE SCREENED CAREFULLY ON THE BASIS OF QUALIFYING TESTS, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND CANDIDATE'S EMOTIONAL STABILITY. THE CLASSES MET FOR APPROXIMATELY 30 WEEKS EVERY SATURDAY MORNING FOR A 3-HOUR SESSION. THE AREA OF STUDY WAS LANGUAGE ARTS WITH EMPHASIS ON COMMUNICATIONS AND CREATIVE WRITING. THE PARTICIPATING STUDENTS RECEIVED INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION FROM THE STAFF. VARIOUS COMMUNITY RESOURCE PERSONS WERE BROUGHT INTO THE CLASS TO BROADEN THE SCOPE AND DEPTH OF THE PROGRAM.
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Authoring Institution: Indiana County Public Schools, PA.
Identifiers: INDIANA; PENNSYLVANIA