ERIC Number: ED035125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The Gifted Child in Connecticut; Practical Suggestions for Program Development.
Vassar, William G., Ed.; Renzulli, Joseph S., Ed.
Materials are presented to assist local school personnel in the adoption of successful programs and services for gifted and talented pupils. Articles offering solutions to problems in, or suggesting ideas and guidelines for, educational programing include the broadening concepts of giftedness, by E. Paul Torrance; justification for special programs, and initial practical requirements for developing local programs, both by Virgil S. Ward; homogeneous grouping, by Walter B. Barbe; a plan for identification, by John C. Gowan; acceleration, by Mary M. Pilch; and seven essentials of programs, by Joseph S. Renzulli. Other articles furnish lists of questions for staff evaluation of the gifted problem, outline the role of local administrators and of the state department of education, suggest criteria by which to guide programs, and list some of the current practices being followed in programing in the nation's secondary schools. How the teacher can further creativity is the subject of material adapted from E. Paul Torrance and from John C. Gowan and George D. Demos. Several school systems and special projects in Connecticut and Massachusetts are recommended for visitation, and guidelines for Connecticut administrators, based upon legislative enactments, are suggested. (WG)
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Pupil Personnel and Special Education Services.