ERIC Number: ED232368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Project Excel: A University-Based Model Enrichment Program for Gifted and Talented High School Students. Implementation Manual.
Piper, Robert Lewis; Grunbaum, Judith
The manual describes Project Excel, a program for gifted and talented high school students on a college campus. The curriculum is designed to introduce high potential tenth and eleventh graders to processes of creativity, critical thinking, artistic endeavor, and social consciousness and to provide a bridge into college for them. The project is designed to serve as an after school enrichment session one day a week. Information in Chapter I discusses ways in which colleges or universities can plan, develop, and implement such a project. A timetable of implementation stages is proposed. The curriculum design is considered in terms of themes, group discussion, active participation, and evaluation and assessment features in Chapter II. Sample schedules are provided. In Chapter III, staff responsibilities, including those of the campus coordinator or director, the academic advisory group, high school contact person, and project group leaders are described. Administrative relationships between the college, the high school, and the project leaders are examined, and the nature of the project's fiscal self-sustenance is emphasized in the fourth chapter. A final chapter addresses students--selection criteria, counseling, and the importance of diversity among students. Sample forms, contracts, and project brochures are among appended information. In addition, a package of materials for a workshop for college and university faculty and administrators on Project Excel is included. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Massachusetts Univ., North Dartmouth.
Identifiers: Project EXCEL