ERIC Number: ED342175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Differentiating Curriculum for Gifted Students. ERIC Digest #E510.
Berger, Sandra L.
No matter where gifted and talented students obtain their education, they need an appropriately differentiated curriculum designed to address their individual characteristics, needs, abilities, and interests. A program that builds on these characteristics may be viewed as qualitatively (rather than quantitatively) different from the basic curriculum. This curriculum would result from appropriate modification of content, process, environment, and product expectation and student response. Curriculum effectiveness can be judged by examining mastery of basic skills, problem-finding and problem-solving activities, and connections within and across systems of knowledge. Seven guiding principles for curriculum differentiation are offered, covering such areas as productive thinking skills, self-directed learning, and in-depth study. (11 references) (JDD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Special Programs, Student Characteristics, Student Development, Student Needs, Talent
Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($1.00 each, minimum order $5.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.