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ERIC Number: EJ970659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0278-3193
Small-Group Affective Curriculum for Gifted Students: A Longitudinal Study of Teacher-Facilitators
Peterson, Jean Sunde; Lorimer, Michelle R.
Roeper Review, v34 n3 p158-169 2012
A longitudinal study of the implementation of a small-group affective curriculum involved Grades 5-8 in a school for gifted children. Teacher-facilitators' perceptions were of interest. Over time, significant positive change occurred for items related to the perceived need for an affective curriculum, impact on the school, and teachers' confidence and comfortableness in group work and discussing social and emotional development. Relatively high means were related to confidence, comfort, need, with affective and academic needs being equally important, and past experience with gifted students with nonacademic problems. Some of these means represent perspectives that may have helped facilitators maintain commitment, especially during the first year, when negative change in several areas occurred. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A