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ERIC Number: ED001325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-May
Pages: 33
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GUIDANCE OF GIFTED PUPILS.
Los Angeles City Schools, CA.
THE GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF EDUCATION FOR GIFTED PUPILS DO NOT DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE FOR ALL PUPILS, EVERY CHILD SHOULD BE HELPED TO MAKE THE MOST OF HIS POTENTIALITIES. WITH ACADEMICALLY TALENTED STUDENTS, THE FOLLOWING GOALS NEED SPECIAL EMPHASIS--ACHIEVEMENT OF BASIC SKILLS OF LEARNING TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE PUPIL'S ABILITY, DEVELOPMENT OF CRITICAL THINKING ABILITY, PROVISION OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATIVE EXPRESSION. IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF GUIDANCE FOR GIFTED PUPILS ARE DISCUSSED--(1) IDENTIFICATION AND USE OF SPECIFIC ACHIEVEMENT AND INTELLIGENCE TESTS ALONG WITH OBSERVATION BY TEACHERS AND PARENTS ARE SUGGESTED METHODS OF IDENTIFYING THE STUDENTS, (2) PLANNING, IN ORDER TO PROVIDE SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THESE STUDENTS, SUCH METHODS AS CLUSTER GROUPING, SPECIAL INTEREST CLUBS, ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS, ACCELERATED CLASSES, SUMMER SCHOOL, AND SEPARATE CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL NEEDS, AND (3) WORKING WITH PARENTS AND WAYS OF IMPLEMENTING TEACHER-PARENT COOPERATION ARE EXPLORED. A MAJOR PROBLEM IN IDENTIFYING AND WORKING WITH GIFTED PUPILS IS UNDERACHIEVEMENT. MOTIVATING UNDERACHIEVERS SHOULD BE A MAJOR CONCERN OF THE SCHOOL. THREE CASE HISTORIES OF UNDERACHIEVING GIFTED PUPILS ARE INCLUDED IN THE APPENDIX AS A GUIDE.
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Schools, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Los Angeles)