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ERIC Number: EJ781439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 80
ISSN: ISSN-0016-9862
Toward Best Practice: An Analysis of the Efficacy of Curriculum Models in Gifted Education
VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; Brown, Elissa F.
Gifted Child Quarterly, v51 n4 p342-358 2007
This article provides an overview of existing research on 11 curriculum models in the field of gifted education, including the schoolwide enrichment model and the talent search model, and several others that have been used to shape high-level learning experiences for gifted students. The models are critiqued according to the key features they contribute to student learning, teacher use, and contextual fit, including alignment to standards and use with special populations of gifted and nongifted learners. The authors also provide a set of key principles derived from the research studies on what has been learned as a field about curriculum and instruction for the gifted. The article concludes with a set of practical considerations for educators in implementing any of the curricula analyzed and specific district applications of the Integrated Curriculum Model (ICM) that illustrate effective implementation over time. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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