ERIC Number: ED229953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Utilizing Preservice Teachers as Mentors to Provide Enrichment Experiences for Gifted/Talented ESL Pupils.
Gray, William A.; Gray, Marilynne E.
In an attempt to provide low cost enrichment to gifted/talented students with limited English proficiency, 11 preservice teachers served as mentors for 20 students in grades 6 to 7. Students had learned English as a second language in the primary grades. A four phase enrichment model was implemented: (1) mentor drafts proposed enrichment project before meeting students; (2) mentor and students agree on actual project to be done; (3) performance of the agreed upon project; and (4) completion and presentation of the project. (Sample records of learning activities in each phase are provided.) Evaluation of the project was completed via questionnaires (samples included), and needs were identified, including increased student participation in planning projects and the addition of training for the mentors on working with Oriental students speaking English as a second language. (CL)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Enrichment, Gifted, Independent Study, Learning Activities, Limited English Speaking, Mentors, Program Evaluation, Talent
Educational Research Institute of British Columbia, Suite 400, 515 West 10th Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 4A8, Canada ($2.80).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Educational Research Inst. of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Authoring Institution: N/A