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ERIC Number: EJ898568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
From High Potential to Gifted Performance: Encouraging Academically Talented Urban Students
Reis, Sally M.; Morales-Taylor, Miriam
Gifted Child Today, v33 n4 p28-38 Fall 2010
Academically talented students in many urban areas in the authors' Northeastern corner of the county have limited access to gifted and talented programs due to lack of funding and attention focused on students who are achieving well below grade level. In the city of Hartford, for example, no gifted program has been available for more than a decade, and teachers and administrators acknowledge that the needs of many high-potential and gifted students often are not met in classrooms. In fact, the Renzulli Academy emerged from an initiative of the Assistant Superintendent with the full support of the Superintendent, Dr. Steven Adamowski. The creation of the Renzulli Academy is the result of this awareness and the collaborative effort between Assistant Superintendent Miriam Morales-Taylor and Sally Reis, professor and researcher in gifted education and talent development at the Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut. Over the course of several months, a preliminary plan was developed for the curriculum and instruction that would guide the program, as well as its organization. This article briefly describes the academy, its philosophy and model, social and emotional adjustment of the students, curriculum and instructional programming, strategies that worked, and changes and modifications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut