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ERIC Number: ED002230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jan
Pages: 1
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RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN EDUCATION FOR GIFTED PUPILS IN CALIFORNIA.
PLOWMAN, PAUL D.
MANY PROGRAMS FOR GIFTED CHILDREN ARE BEING DEVELOPED WHICH FOCUS ON INDIVIDUAL LEARNING NEEDS, ESTABLISH DIFFERENTIAL TECHNIQUES, DESCRIBE HEIGHTENED GOALS OF ACHIEVEMENT, AND EMPHASIZE PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT TOWARD EXCELLENCE. INCREASED ENROLLMENT FOR GIFTED CHILD PROGRAMS WAS NOTED DURING THE PAST YEAR. THE MOST FREQUENTLY USED TYPES OF PROGRAMS WERE ENRICHMENT IN THE REGULAR CLASSROOM, SPECIAL CLASSES, ADVANCED CLASSES, ACCELERATION, SPECIAL COUNSELING, AND INSTRUCTION OUTSIDE THE REGULAR CLASSROOM. MOST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GIFTED CHILDREN ARE IN PROGRAMS INVOLVING ENRICHMENT OF THE REGULAR CURRICULUM, AND MOST HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE IN SPECIAL CLASSES. ANY PROGRAM FOR GIFTED STUDENTS SHOULD INVOLVE CONSIDERATION OF TWO DIMENSIONS--SEQUENCE OR PLANNING OF THE TOTAL CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, AND SCOPE OR EXPLORATION OF DEPTH OF ALL ASPECTS OF THE CURRICULUM. FOUR TYPES OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR GIFTED PUPILS WILL BE DEMONSTRATED IN CALIFORNIA DURING THE NEXT 3 YEARS. ALL ARE PREDICATED UPON A BELIEF IN INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, THE DEVELOPMENT OF ADEQUATE CASE STUDY TECHNIQUES WILL FORM THE FOUNDATION FOR CURRICULUM PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. THE ENRICHMENT DEMONSTRATION WILL FOCUS ON SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION, CRITICAL APPRECIATION, AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. THE ACCELERATION DEMONSTRATION OFFERS ACCELERATION WITHOUT GRADE-SKIPPING. THE PUPIL IS CHOSEN ON THE BASIS OF GENERAL MATURITY AS WELL AS GIFTEDNESS AND TAKES PART IN A SUMMER SESSION AFTER THE SECOND GRADE. AN ENRICHED THIRD-GRADE PROGRAM IS OFFERED, AND, DURING HIS SUBSEQUENT FOURTH AND FIFTH YEARS, HIS PROGRESS IS CHECKED PERIODICALLY. THE SPECIAL CLASS DEMONSTRATION IS USEFUL FOR PUPILS WHO HAVE UNUSUAL INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY, WHO DELIGHT IN LEARNING, AND WHO HAVE UNUSUAL PERSISTENCE AND AN AWARENESS OF THEIR UNIQUE ABILITIES. THE FOCUS IS ON PROBLEM SOLVING IN THE AREAS OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "CALIFORNIA EDUCATION", VOLUME I, NUMBER 5, JANUARY 1964.
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Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Sacramento); PROJECT TALENT