ERIC Number: ED275118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Defining the Humanities Curriculum for the Gifted.
Inclusion of the humanities (literature, languages, philosophy, and history) in the educational experiences of gifted students is recommended. The role of the teacher is paramount in developing a humanities curriculum for the gifted. Curriculum choices are often based on identifying an observed talent or interest and offering the student more of those learning experiences. Thus, children are labeled in terms of already demonstrated aspects of giftedness. Instead, it is suggested that the curriculum challenge gifted students in areas with which they are not already familiar or proficient. Opening the humanities to gifted students is recommended, especially to those who have already "specialized" in the sciences or mathematics. The unique problems of gifted girls are addressed, and it is noted that they are entitled to exposure and success in the full curriculum, not just in those subjects to which society tends to assign them. (JW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the California Humanities Association (17th, Claremont, CA, April 18-20, 1986).