ERIC Number: ED340163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Hiatt, Evelyn Levsky, Ed.; Covington, Jeanette, Ed.
Update on Gifted Education, v1 n2 Sum 1991
This document is a "theme" issue of a quarterly serial publication. It focuses on curriculum development for gifted students. A list of 13 principles of a differentiated curriculum for gifted/talented students precedes the articles. The first article, "Developing Curriculum for Gifted/Talented" by Jim Coffey, offers a philosophical rationale for a differentiated curriculum for gifted students and provides a step-by-step process of curriculum development. It also introduces certain concepts--the importance of a thematic approach, for example--that are re-emphasized in the articles that follow. In the second article, "Multidisciplinary Programs at the Elementary Level," Michele Riojas explains the importance of developing multidisciplinary units for gifted programs through a review of the research. The third article, "Developing Student Objectives That Are Differentiated for Gifted/Talented Students," by Judith Martin, presents many specific examples of the elements that should be incorporated into objectives for these students. The fourth article, "An Interdisciplinary Unit on Environmental Studies," by Tom Weldon and Betty Strickland, demonstrates principles and practices of secondary school curriculum development in focusing on the interdisciplinary theme of "structures" and student objectives that lead to understanding of generalizations related to that theme in the traditional subject areas of science, language arts, mathematics, social studies, marketing education, and economics. Finally, Jeanette Covington and Evelyn Hiatt respond to frequently asked questions relating to gifted/talented curriculum development. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Gifted/Talented Education.