ERIC Number: ED301008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul-7
Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching Second-Grade Gifted Children in the Regular Classroom: An In-Service for Teachers.
Winter, Gwen W.
The practicum was designed to provide five inservice workshops concerned with identification and teaching strategies for regular second grade teachers with gifted children in their classes. The practicum used an interdisciplinary approach to present teaching procedures intended to be practical, cost effective, socially viable, and appropriate to the needs of second grade gifted children. The classroom teachers evaluated the children on program strategies utilizing learning centers organized according to the GLASS (guidance, language arts, arts, social studies, and science) model. Program strategies were intended to facilitate individualized learning with the teacher as facilitator. The revolving door model was used to allow children to enter or leave the enrichment activities on an individual needs basis. Ten second grade teachers responded to post-program strategies with a favorable response of 98%. The 60 participating gifted children from these schools showed a 21% increase in mean scores for positive attitudes on program strategies. Much of the document consists of materials for GLASS learning center activities, presented in two attached volumes (464 pages). A 68-item reference list and appended survey instruments are also provided. (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.