ERIC Number: ED246573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Enrichment through Creative Arts.
Krause, Claire S.
The CREST (Creative Resources Enriching Student Talents) Project, an enrichment approach for elementary gifted, talented, and creative students, is described. The project is explained to incorporate an interdisciplinary approach to instruction in art and science using resources within the community. Chapter 1 outlines the project philosophy, design, and goals for the program, teacher, and student. Identification is the focus of chapter 2 which covers such topics as screening tests, CREST talent search, planning and placement information, and providing information to parents. (Sample project forms are included). The third chapter addresses curriculum design, with emphasis on types I, II, and III enrichment activities (based on the Enrichment Triad Model--general exploratory activities, group training activities, and investigations of real problems). Typical elementary arts experiences are contrasted with the CREST enrichment approach. Administrative issues, including staff and consultative roles are explored in chapter 4, which also presents a management timeline. The fifth chapter provides instructional models for dance, drama, folk music, creative writing, and calligraphy. Planning individualized programs is the subject of chapter 6 which includes sample individual education plans and interest inventories. Chapter 7 focuses on evaluating creative behavior and offers sample rating scales in the areas of creative communication, drawing, folk music, modern dance, and poetry. A final chapter summarizes the kinds of changes in students who have participated in the CREST program. (CL)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.