ERIC Number: ED352775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Learner Outcomes for Gifted Students. ERIC Digest #E514.
This digest summarizes what is known about developing desired educational outcomes and anticipated time frames in specialized programs for students who are gifted. Learner outcomes are defined and characteristics of appropriate ones outlined. Next, the importance of identifying specific learner goals and outcome indicators is explained with emphasis on their value for both the learner and teacher. Learner outcomes for gifted students are then differentiated from more generic outcomes developed for all learners. The importance of developing assessment procedures consistent with the learner outcomes is stressed. The teacher's role in regard to learner outcomes is explained in the context of the curriculum alignment process and alignment with standard state learner outcomes. Finally, 13 specific suggestions for creating more appropriate learner outcomes for gifted students are offered. Six suggestions for further reading are listed. (DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Gifted, Goal Orientation, Outcomes of Education, Student Development, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role, Time Factors (Learning)
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($1, minimum order $5 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.