ERIC Number: ED352769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Cluster Grouping Fact Sheet: How To Provide Full-Time Services for Gifted Students on Existing Budgets.
Winebrenner, Susan; Devlin, Barbara
This fact sheet on cluster grouping of gifted students explains what cluster groups are, contrasts cluster grouping with tracking, offers a rationale for cluster grouping, outlines the special learning needs of gifted students, lists specific skills needed by cluster teachers, points out that cluster grouping should supplement rather than replace pull-out programs for gifted students, and examines the advantages and disadvantages of using the cluster grouping concept. The fact sheet concludes that the practice of cluster grouping represents a mindful way to ensure that gifted students continue to receive a quality education at the same time as schools work to improve learning opportunities for all their students. (JDD)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Cluster Grouping, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Group Structure, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Homogeneous Grouping, Small Group Instruction
Phantom Press, 15 Lombard Circle, Lombard, IL ($1).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A