ERIC Number: ED082413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Report of Gifted Child Project 1969-1970.
Teague, Cecil E., Comp.
Presented is the report of the gifted child project, conducted in the Decatur public schools, Alabama, from 1969 to 1970, consisting of an inservice program for 83 teachers and administrators and a pilot project in language arts for students in grades 9 and 10 in one high school. It is reported that the three teachers from the pilot project will continue to teach English to the same students throughout high school; also, the program will be expanded into elementary and secondary schools. Provided is information on expenditures, the national convention on gifted children, ways to meet gifted children's needs, and objectives for 10 inservice meetings. Samples of inservice materials (articles, papers, procedures, and guidelines) in areas such as the following are included: helps for the gifted child, terms used in literature of the gifted, problems in identification, a creativity test, dimensions of creative thinking (originality, fluency, flexibility, and elaboration), activities and ideas for elementary enrichment, and kinds of evaluation. A statement on philosophy which gives goals for maximum training of superior students precedes a section containing materials from the pilot project. Included are 11 short stories by students and their evaluations by students, the assignment sheet for the short story and poetry unit, comparisons of poetry and short stories, original poems, assignment sheets for the novel, and compositions on the novel. Also included are samples of teacher ratings and student ratings. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: Decatur City Schools, AL.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama