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ERIC Number: ED002173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Sep
Pages: 51
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PROJECTS FOR GIFTED CHILDREN, A PRELIMINARY REPORT OF THE SPECIAL STUDY.
WILKINS, GEORGE T.
AT THE END OF THE FIRST YEAR OF STUDY PROJECTS FOR GIFTED STUDENTS, 1960-61, PERSONS IN CHARGE OF EACH OF THE PROJECTS SUBMITTED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THEIR OWN AND OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS. THREE PRIME RECOMMENDATIONS WERE MADE THAT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY DEAL WITH THE PROCESS OF EDUCATION. FIRST, INSERVICE TRAINING WAS STRESSED. USE OF SPECIALIZED CONSULTANTS, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DEMONSTRATION CLASSES TO SERVE AS MODELS, PROVISION FOR WORKSHOPS, RELASED TIME FOR TEACHER PLANNING AND COMMUNICATION, AND ACTION RESEARCH PROJECTS WERE AMONG THE SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF INSERVICE PROGRAMS. SECOND, ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES WERE DEMANDED. THESE INCLUDED A MORE FLEXIBLE CURRICULUM TO PROVIDE FOR INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, THE EXPANSION OF COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE SERVICES, GIVING RELEASED TIME TO STUDENTS FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES, AND NEW GROUPING PRACTICES FOR GIFTED STUDENTS. THIRD, PLEAS FOR ADDITIONAL RESOURCES SUCH AS EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES, AND A REGIONAL CURRICULUM CENTER WERE MADE. AT THE GOVERNOR'S CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPING THE TALENTS OF ILLINOIS YOUTH, THE COORDINATOR OF THE SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT FOR GIFTED CHILDREN OUTLINED FOUR PROPOSALS FOR DEVELOPING THE PROGRAM BASED ON THE INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT RECOMMENDATIONS. PARTIAL REIMBURSEMENT TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR PERSONNEL TO SERVE AS CONSULTANTS AND FOR BOOKS AND REFERENCE MATERIALS WAS THE FIRST PROPOSAL. A SERIES OF DEMONSTRATION CENTERS IN LOCAL PUPLIC SCHOOLS, A SMALL NUMBER OF EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS TO ADVANCE KNOWLEDGE OF GIFTED PROGRAMS, AND A COMPETENT STATE STAFF TO OPERATE THESE TWO PLANS WERE THE FINAL PROPOSALS. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE "ILLINOIS JOURNAL OF EDUCATION," VOLUME 53, NUMBER A, SEPTEMBER 1962.
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield.
Identifiers: Illinois (Springfield)