ERIC Number: ED319215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Year Round School Concept for Gifted Learners.
The paper explores issues related to the provision of year-round schooling for gifted learners. Noted are individual differences among gifted learners, the trend toward providing differentiated curriculum in all content areas, and the importance of curriculum articulation. Reasons are offered to explain why many of the best gifted programs operate outside the school day, and concerns (such as limited access for disadvantaged families) about such program proliferation are raised. The extended school year is seen to offer gifted students regardless of socioeconomic status more time engaged in learning. Implementation of the year-round school concept requires flexible grouping arrangements, student choice, clear expectations regarding learning outcomes, flexibility in scheduling patterns, a spirit of innovation, use of community resources, and curriculum leadership. Includes three references. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Southern Association for Children Under Six (Richmond, VA, April 13-16, 1989).