ERIC Number: ED447645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Gifted Education/School-to-Work Model: Best Practices and Unique Approaches. Barrington (Rhode Island) School Wide Enrichment Program.
National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
The National School-to-Work Office in collaboration with the National Association for Gifted Children, the Council for Exceptional Children, the Association for the Gifted, and the Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted have identified 11 gifted education/school-to-work (GT/STW) models that are either best practices or unique approaches. This report provides an overview of one of the best practice models: the Barrington's Schoolwide Enrichment Program in Rhode Island. At Barrington Middle School, high ability and motivated students can choose accelerated enrichment courses in applied math, law, history, community service, and teaching, which are designed to introduce them to career opportunities through exposure to professionals and independent research. The school has collaborated with area institutions of higher learning, other schools, government, community organizations, and parents. Professionals and faculty serve as resource persons, mentors, and instructors. In one enrichment course available, "Applying Math through Engineering," students meet Brown University engineering professors and can explore electrical, civil, mechanical, and materials engineering in hands-on workshops. The information packet includes an overview of the program, a description of the enrichment courses, project information for parents, and articles on the success of the program. (CR)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education), Advanced Placement Programs, Career Education, Career Exploration, College School Cooperation, Education Work Relationship, Engineering Education, Enrichment Activities, Law Related Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mentors, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Program Design, Service Learning, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island