ERIC Number: ED259540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Cluster Grouping for the Gifted. The Bottom Line: Research-Based Classroom Strategies. A Series for Teachers.
McInerney, Claire Fleischman
Designed as a practical guide for educators and parents, the guidelines explain cluster grouping of gifted students, i.e., the intentional placement of several gifted students in a regular classroom with a teacher who has additional training in gifted education. Personal teaching styles related to success with gifted students are noted as are special skills for cluster class teachers. Advantages and disadvantages are listed for the approach and staffing patterns illustrated by means of a typical elementary application. Program development, philosophy, teacher preparation, and instructional process suggestions based on Bloom's classification of educational objectives in the cognitive area are described. The guidelines conclude with an examination of ways in which curriculum can be designed to encourage creativity. (CL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Program Development, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: LINE, Inc., St. Paul, MN.