ERIC Number: ED417520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May-31
Reference Count: N/A
The Center for Arts and Sciences, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Final Performance Report for Javits Grant.
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of the Center for Arts and Sciences in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a program designed to bring early intervention services to young, rural, economically disadvantaged, and/or minority gifted students through a series of year-long teacher training events that also included involvement with parents, administrators, and students of teachers in the program. Major activities included: (1) a summer workshop for teachers; (2) a summer practicum for teachers and students; (3) fall convention for teachers, parents, and administrators; (4) the winter drama festival, which included teachers, students, administrators, and parents; and (5) the spring creative producers' convention, which included teachers, students, administrators, and parents. In addition, teachers had several months of independent study prior to the summer workshop and practicum. Following the summer workshop, teachers implemented the active interdisciplinary curriculum in their classrooms, which resulted in original student plays and other products that were performed or exhibited at the arts festivals. Project dissemination activities included 180 inservice presentations in Oklahoma, 8 presentations at international and national conventions, 8 presentations at state conventions, and 3 at summer institutes. (DB)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Art Education, Creativity, Disadvantaged Youth, Drama, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Economically Disadvantaged, Gifted, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Minority Group Children, Postsecondary Education, Rural Areas, Summer Programs, Talent, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tulsa Univ., OK. School for Gifted Children.