ERIC Number: ED177829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Story of T.A.G.S.
Alice Independent School District, TX.
The guide describes the development and first year implementation of a program for talented and gifted secondary students. Addressed are the following topics (sample subtopics in parentheses): project history (objectives, initial workshops); teacher selection; teacher role and function (self evaluation); principal's role; the counselor's role; community mentors (local business and professional people); resources and facilities; direct instruction (lesson summaries, classroom resources); independent study projects; student conferences; parental involvement (parent teacher cooperation); information dissemination; consultants; budget; and evaluation (scores on verbal pre- and posttests of the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking). Among results noted are that leadership experiences were provided and the students' self concept was improved; that students developed the ability to set long and short range goals and plan weekly to attain them; and that the teachers became more aware of gifted and talented students' needs and characteristics. Recommendations are made for student selection, curriculum, grading and recordkeeping, public relations, and evaluation. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alice Independent School District, TX.
Note: For related information, see EC 121 599.