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ERIC Number: ED313336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Staff Development: The Bridge between Programs.
Egan, Carol B.
A description is given of a staff development program designed to bridge the gap between regular teachers and teachers of gifted children. The program is based on the following concepts: (1) teachers must be provided with practical ideas that can be put into place immediately in the classroom; (2) teachers must feel ownership of their own teaching; (3) teachers must receive regular feedback on student progress; (4) the widely diverse experiences of teachers must be recognized and dealt with; (5) teachers are problem-centered in their orientation to staff development; (6) continual support and follow-up must be provided; and (7) the process of change is slow and often difficult. By using the gifted program as a vehicle for staff development activities, there has been outreach to many teachers who would not otherwise have had exposure to the enrichment experiences available and to the assistance in integrating thinking skills into an existing curriculum. By involving as many teachers as possible in various components of the staff development program, it has been possible to bring aspects of gifted education to all children in grades K-6. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio