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ERIC Number: ED122561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 24
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What's So Special About "Special" Curriculum for the Gifted? Part 1: Identification Procedures (Includes Multi-Dimensional Screening Device (MDSD); Part 2: Curriculum Design.
Kranz, Bella
Described are identification procedures, a multi-dimensional screening device (MDSD), and special curriculum for gifted and talented students in Fairfax County, Virginia. Noted are discriminatory aspects of intelligence testing and teacher nomination in identifying gifted children. Described is the development of the MDSD which involves rating such talents as ability in the visual or performing arts, creativity, academic ability, leadership, and psychomotor abilities. Results of applying the MDSD are given as including the identification of more Black and other minority children as gifted than ever before. Appropriate curriculum for the gifted is thought to incorporate both enrichment and acceleration components with emphasis on interdisciplinary activities, divergent-evaluative thinking, creativity, and balance between cognitive and affective domains. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia