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ERIC Number: ED189780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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A Gifted Program in a Traditional Setting.
Cidis, Esther Foxworth
The author describes her experiences while teaching gifted elementary students Relevance was stressed in the program which utilized a wide variety of materials from audiovisuals to pamphlets from government and private agencies. Problem solving encouraged divergent thinking, and units of study were covered in a project format with research often an integral part of the unit. Half of each day was spent using conventional curriculum to ensure adequate grounding in basic skills. The classroom was operated as an economic system with payment for assigned tasks. Each child was subject to income tax, social security tax, and union membership dues. Students were able to spend their wages bimonthly, at which time, such items as fruit or candy were available to those with enough money. The system allowed for individual advancement based on industry and incentive and provided participants with a relevant educational experience. (PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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