ERIC Number: ED314916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Needs of Able Learners through Flexible Pacing. ERIC Digest #464.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
This information sheet, based on "Flexible Pacing for Able Learners" by Neil Daniel and June Cox, defines flexible pacing as any program in which students are taught material that is appropriately challenging for their ability and allows them to move forward in the curriculum as they master content and skill. The document outlines methods used to achieve flexible pacing, such as grade skipping, early entrance, and credit by examination. The digest also briefly describes methods of implementing a flexible pacing program, the teacher changes needed to promote flexible pacing, the benefits of flexible pacing, and the reactions of students to flexible pacing programs. A list of 11 bibliographic resources and one organizational resource concludes the digest. (JDD)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education), Continuous Progress Plan, Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Flexible Progression, Individualized Instruction, Pacing, Program Development, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
The Council for Exceptional Children, Publications Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($1.00 each, minimum order $5.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.