ERIC Number: ED085937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul-14
Reference Count: N/A
Talented Students Individual Learning Experiences.
Sioux Falls Independent School District 1, SD.
Proposed is a program to encourage 100 gifted secondary students in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to initiate and carry out educational projects on an individual basis, to be funded under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title III. Provided are statistical data on the general project, budget, pupil population, program staff, (more than 200 teachers on a part time basis), number of participants and estimated costs, and the budget summary. The program is seen to serve special needs of the gifted and talented such as the need to be actively involved in activities that are personally satisfying. The program is said to be unique due to a broader definition of giftedness, the aspect of student-initiation, location of activities within the community, and timing of activities to include both school and non-school hours. Noted are demographic factors and non-public schools in the area. Listed are personnel and procedures involved in planning of the program. Program content and procedures are discussed in terms of antecedents (such as identification of target students), activities and transactions (such as procedures students follow to apply for a special project and progress monitoring), objectives and intended outcomes (such as 90% of students expressing a desire to continue work in the area of the project), a summary of evaluation of design, and provisions for dissemination of program information. Project management is covered in an appended chart of critical tasks and target dates. Noted are financial efforts to phase out federal support for the program. Also provided are a map of the school district, a program chart, and forms used in the program. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; South Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Pierre.
Authoring Institution: Sioux Falls Independent School District 1, SD.
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III