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ERIC Number: ED216506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Correspondence Courses for Gifted Students.
Miller, Maurice
Twenty-three schools and agencies offering high school credit correspondence courses were surveyed to investigate options for gifted students, particularly students in rural areas or in schools with limited curricula. Among the findings were that high school credit is available from universities, from the Massachusetts and North Dakota state departments of education, and from the Home Study Institute (Washington, DC); course titles are rather traditional and suggest standard curricular coverage; and the only criteria for being "gifted" is a letter of permission from a principal or counselor. Areas to consider prior to deciding on correspondence courses as a beneficial option are listed, including whether the home school will accept the credit for the course, who will bear the costs, will the course count toward college requirements, and does the student have a place and time for study. A table presents a statistical analysis of survey responses. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A