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ERIC Number: ED282377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Pages: 33
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Reference Count: 0
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A Review of Programs for Young Gifted Children.
Portes, Pedro R.
The paper presents a review of the evaluation research on programs for young (preschool through grade 3) gifted children. Questions addressed concern the effectiveness of various program approaches on measures of general and specific abilities and the nature of existing reports. Topics reviewed include grouping strategies, preschool programs for the gifted, elementary mathematics programs, directions and trends in programming, social studies programs, inter-age grouping, resource rooms and pull-out models, and staff development issues. The review led to the following recommendations: (1) Both enrichment and acceleration strategies can be effective if individualization occurs. (2) Preschool programs should employ liberal entrance requirements. (3) Interage grouping and early entrance strategies should be employed based on readiness criteria. (4) Teachers in regular and advanced programs can be trained to be more aware of needs of young gifted students. It is concluded that the current literature strongly supports the case for special services with gifted children in terms of both academic achievement and positive attitudes toward learning. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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