ERIC Number: ED234566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Reducing the Odds--Talent Development Activities for the Young Black Child.
Bost, Linda H.; Harold, Gary
A program is described which was designed to develop talents among young black students. The curriculum materials are explained to be language based with emphasis on students' oral response to open ended questions. Five essential language areas are covered: expressive language, central meaning, prediction beyond the present experience, reasoning, and leadership. Activities in each of the five stages are considered in terms of objectives, materials, and procedures. Modeling and discovery approaches are suggested as helpful teaching methods. Implementation of the program with six black kindergarten children and expansion to include 21 children is discussed, and experiences with each stage of the activity curriculum are summarized. Evaluation data are presented showing parent satisfaction and improvment in students' attitudes toward the activities and themselves. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference on the Exceptional Black Child (Atlanta, GA, July 24-27, 1983).