Education of the Intellectually Gifted

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Chapter 7
Patterns in Education of the Gifted

The belief that all genuine education comes about through experience does not mean that all experiences are genuinely or equally educative.

-- John Dewey

The sudden burst of interest in the 1950's in education of the gifted resulted in the appearance in educational journals and in popular magazines of a rash of articles describing special programs at various levels in school systems. A number of surveys have also appeared which summarize some of the more promising practices. Examples of these are A Survey of the Education of Gifted Children by Havighurst an others ( 1955), Practical Programs for the Gifted by Kough( 1960), and Programs for the Gifted, A Case Book in Secondary Education, by Everett and others ( 1961). The reader will find some detailed information of interest about particular programs in each of these volumes. This chapter is divided into four sections which attempt to consolidate information about particular programs into patterns of education at the elementary, junior high, senior high, and college levels respectively. The ideas that are fundamental to each of these patterns should be observed in making choices between various alternatives in establishing programs for the gifted in the classroom or in the school system.


SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR GIFTED CHILDREN IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Despite preoccupation with the needs of meeting problems raised by an explosion in school population in the past half century, school sys

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Education of the Intellectually Gifted
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • 1 - The Release of Human Potential 1
  • 2 - Characteristics of Gifted Children 25
  • 3 - Intelligence and Intelligence Testing 50
  • 4 - Identification of Exceptional Ability 76
  • 5 - Creativity as an Aspect of Giftedness 101
  • 6 - Planning Programs for Gifted Students 135
  • 7 - Patterns in Education of the Gifted 151
  • 8 - Thinking 184
  • 9 - Language Arts for the Gifted Student 207
  • 10 - Social Studies and Social Education 237
  • 11 - Science and Mathematics for the Gifted 254
  • 12 - The Fine Arts 284
  • 13 - Ability Grouping 299
  • 14 - Acceleration 328
  • 15 - Guidance 352
  • 16 - Motivation and Underachievement 381
  • 17 - Teachers for Gifted Children 412
  • 18 - Research: Endeavors and Opportunities 428
  • Bibliography 446
  • Index 466
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