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ERIC Number: EJ994982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Gifted Kids Curriculum: What Do the Students Say?
Bate, Joanne; Clark, Deb; Riley, Tracy
Kairaranga, v13 n2 p23-28 2012
Gifted students have different learning, social and emotional needs to their peers. The needs of some gifted students can be met within their mainstream school. Other gifted students need learning, social and emotional support beyond the school gates. The New Zealand Ministry of Education (2000) advocates for a continuum of provisions for gifted students, including in-class and out-of-school options, such as withdrawal programmes. Gifted Kids (formerly the Gifted Kids Programme) is one such programme. Research conducted with Gifted Kids alumni students (Clark, 2009) found that students who attended Gifted Kids experienced academic, social and emotional growth as a result of their time on the programme. Clark utilised online surveys and focus-group interviews to gather alumni students' perceptions about their Gifted Kids experience. This article explains the Gifted Kids Curriculum (GCACT, 2010), which acts as a framework of goals and objectives for a specialist programme, using "student voices" to demonstrate its value.
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Attitudes, Alumni, Foreign Countries, Graduate Surveys, Participant Satisfaction, Emotional Development, Social Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Talent Development, Concept Teaching, Thinking Skills, Affective Objectives, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand