ERIC Number: ED332458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Implications for Gifted Students in the Middle School Grades in Virginia. Implications for Gifted Early Adolescents.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
The document describes desirable practices for the education of gifted early adolescents in Virginia. It contains recommendations to assist in implementing a comprehensive plan for gifted middle-grade students compatible with state plans for overall middle school education. Research on students this age and on gifted students is cited to support recommendations addressing the following areas: (1) climate--achievement, success, and recognition; (2) organization and structure--specialists, departments, and teams; (3) curriculum--knowledge and skills across the disciplines; (4) curriculum--the expanded core; (5) curriculum--elective, activity, and service; (6) instruction--diversity of instructional needs; (7) instruction--grouping and tracking; (8) instruction--cooperative learning; (9) student services--guidance and counseling; (10) differentiation--articulation and transitions; and (11) looking ahead--career education and college preparation. Includes 27 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Education, Classroom Techniques, College Preparation, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, Gifted, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Individual Differences, Intellectual Disciplines, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Pupil Personnel Services, School Organization
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.