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ERIC Number: ED002104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 49
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THE CHALLENGE...PROGRAMS FOR THE GIFTED IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL.
CARTER, C. DOUGLAS
ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS FOR GIFTED SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN VARIOUS AREAS OF THE CURRICULUM ARE DESCRIBED. THE PROGRAMS ARE GEARED TO (1) MEET THE SPECIAL NEED OF EXCEPTIONALLY TALENTED CHILDREN, (2) PROVIDE ENRICHMENT FOR ALL CHILDREN, (3) DEVELOP THE SKILLS OF THINKING, ORGANIZATION, DISCRIMINATING JUDGMENT, AND CREATIVE WRITING, AND (4) DEVELOP THE ABILITY TO ENGAGE PROFITABLY AND PURPOSEFULLY IN GROUP ACTIVITY. THE SUBJECTS COVERED ARE PHYSICS, BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, MATHEMATICS, ENGLISH, FRENCH, SOCIAL STUDIES, AND HISTORY. INCLUDED FOR EACH SUBJECT ARE THE BELIEFS UNDERLYING THE PROGRAM, THE TYPE OF ENRICHMENT, THE COURSE OUTLINE, TEACHING METHODS, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RELEVANT PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED MATERIALS. SPECIFIC METHODS, SUPPLEMENTARY ACTIVITIES, AND MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED. THE BIOLOGY PROGRAM USES FILMS AND FILMSTRIPS, DEMONSTRATION SPECIMENS, MODELS, CHARTS, AND PROJECTION SLIDES. THE ENRICHED COURSE IN PHYSICS USES A COLLEGE TEXTBOOK AND COLLEGE LEVEL REFERENCES, AND EMPHASIZES REASONING AND RESEARCH RATHER THAN MEMORIZATION. THE MATHEMATICS PROGRAM CONSISTS OF ENRICHMENT AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT, AND IT UTILIZES VARIED ASSIGNMENTS, GROUPING OF ABLER STUDENTS, PROJECTS, SPECIAL ACTIVITIES, AND PROBLEM STUDY. THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH PROGRAM USES MANY REFERENCE MATERIALS AND SUCH VISUAL AIDS AS FILMSTRIPS, FILMS, AND RECORDINGS. TEACHING METHODS STRESSED IN SOCIAL STUDIES ARE--(1) ANALYSIS, INTERPRETATION, AND CRITICISM THROUGH COMPARISON OF HISTORICAL ACCOUNTS AND DOCUMENTARY MATERIAL, (2) FREQUENT ORAL AND WRITTEN REPORTS, (3) DIVISION OF WEEKLY CLASS TIME INTO THREE DISCUSSIONS AND TWO STUDY PERIODS, AND (4) RESEARCH PAPERS.
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Identifiers: CULLOWHEE; NORTH CAROLINA