ERIC Number: ED447651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Gifted Education/School-to-Work Models: Best Practices and Unique Approaches. The Mott Hall School for Advanced Studies in Math, Science and Technology (New York).
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 information packet provides an overview of one of the best practices models: the Mott Hall School for Advanced Studies in Math, Science, and Technology in New York. This innovative Harlem middle school stresses community-based partnerships and mentoring to develop leaders in mathematics, science, and technology. The Mott Hall School services 450 gifted students (grades 4-8) who are 80 percent Latino, 17 percent African American, and over 60 percent female. The STARS (student apprenticeships in research) model for 7th and 8th graders exposes underrepresented minorities and girls to careers in mathematics and science. In 7th grade, students have scientists as mentors, become proficient in the scientific method of inquiry, and learn about science and technology careers. In 8th grade, 50 students have intensive, 8-month internships with science mentors and college students. The information packet includes a description of the different activities at the Mott Hall School and relevant articles. (CR)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Black Students, Career Education, Career Exploration, College School Cooperation, Disproportionate Representation, Education Work Relationship, Females, Hispanic American Students, Internship Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Mentors, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Minority Group Children, Problem Solving, Program Design, Research Projects, Science Careers, Scientists, Urban Schools
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: New York