ERIC Number: ED063718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Project Gifted: Overview.
East Providence School Dept., RI.
The overview of Project Gifted begins with an explanation of eight program assumptions: that the gifted are not the academically talented in need of greater intellectual stimulation, that the gifted need stimulation and interaction, that the gifted need the special attention of the teacher, that the children learn in diverse ways, that learning through inquiry and discovery is important, that the program have a solid foundation, that there is a need to share information and responsibility among concerned adults, and that the receipt of federal funds will enable the program to test these assumptions. General program goals are identification of gifted students, a humanities oriented curriculum, a structure permitting much student discussion, child development, and a continuous program evaluation. Fifteen fourth grade students were chosen for the program. The children studied the ancient cultures of the Greeks, the Romans, and the Judeo-Christians and focused on three basic principles of Athenian humanism, the Roman concept of rule by law, and the Judeo-Christian idea of brotherly love. Various academic, social, and personal learning activities are described. Concluding the report is a section on necessary resources and their allocation. (For related studies, see also EC 042 227-9.) (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: East Providence School Dept., RI.