ERIC Number: ED344413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Strategies for Meeting Multiple Needs: A Five-Step Model.
Delisle, Deborah S.; Delisle, James R.
This paper proposes a five-step model intended to meet the needs of gifted students in the context of the mixed ability reality that most teachers in regular classrooms encounter. The model consists of five steps each of which has several components. The steps and components are: (1) acceptance (initiatives must start out small and sound to be successful, must focus on "cans" rather than "can'ts", and must recognize various learning patterns, styles, and rates); (2) classroom climate (should be child centered, active, open and respectful); (3) knowledge of content objectives (including the course of study, the role of textbooks, and a wide variety of resources and materials); (4) learning activities (characterized by flexible pacing, both acceleration and enrichment options, and use of interdisciplinary theme units); and (5) evaluation (use of alternative methods by a variety of individuals to evaluate both observable and nonobservable domains). (DB)
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Gifted, Individual Differences, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Mainstreaming, Models, Program Development, Program Implementation, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Student Development, Student Evaluation, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Challenges in Gifted Education: Developing Potential and Investing in Knowledge for the 21st Century; see EC 301 131.