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ERIC Number: ED064833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 84
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Gifted and Talented Children: Practical Programing for Teachers and Principals.
Syphers, Dorothy F.
Written especially for teachers and principals, the volume presents a brief overview of current thoughts on problems and practical guidelines in elementary school programing for gifted and talented children. Examples of content, teaching methods, and various administrative procedures are provided on the elementary school level for the stated purpose of demonstrating how theory is translated into practice. Identifying the gifted is discussed in terms of use of intelligence tests, comparison of individual intelligence scales, and selected learning characteristics of gifted children. Administrative arrangements then covered include acceleration, skipping, early admission, upgraded primary, summer school advancement, telescoping junior high, enrichment, special interest grouping, and opposition to acceleration. The principal's leadership is explained to involve parents, teachers, counselors, students, and community. Briefly discussed next is selection of qualified teachers, various grading practices and the need for grading. Aspects of productive classrooms mentioned include team teaching, attention, feeding creativity, relevancy, study guides, nonconformity, and independent learning kits. The final chapter notes means of evaluating gifted and talented students. (CB)
Council for Exceptional Children, 1411 South Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 900, Arlington, Virginia 22202 ($2.50)
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