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ERIC Number: ED330124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Development for Gifted and Talented Middle School Students.
Monaco, Theresa; Goodner, Jane
The paper describes a curriculum model developed for gifted and talented students in an integrated middle school program, as a cooperative effort between the College of Education at the University of Houston and a Houston middle school. The program includes identification procedures, curriculum practices, and evaluation techniques. The curriculum is intended to be both differentiated and interdisciplinary. The curriculum consists of subject matter in eight areas: math, science, social studies, language arts, music, art, computer technology, and Spanish. Teachers become teachers/advisors in the program and assist students in individual and group activities according to student interest and subject area proficiency. Results of the initial 5-year pilot phase and a refined pilot phase indicated that students developed independent study skills and decision-making strategies. Teaching teams developed 3-week study guides for each subject area and for interdisciplinary areas. These brief guides identify topics, subtopics, essential curriculum elements, a selection of activities, an evaluation process, and suggested references. Seven study guides are attached. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A