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Community Factors in the Education of the Gifted

by Robert J. Havighurst - 1958

Community A is a city of 750,000 which has a city-wide program for gifted children in the elementary schools. Special classes for gifted children are maintained in approximately one-fourth of the schools, distributed so that most children are within walking distance of one or another of the selected schools. The children from these special classes are given special guidance and the opportunity to enroll in "honors" classes in high school. A number of them secure advanced standing in college as a result of advanced courses they take in high school. The superintendent of schools is in demand as a speaker before service clubs and women's associations, to explain the workings of this plan. Several of the service clubs have provided funds for scholarships and for special projects for children and youth in the special classes. The School Board feels that it has done a fine thing in setting up this special program for the gifted.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 57, No. 2

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 59 Number 10, 1958, p. 386-394
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19941, Date Accessed: 10/28/2020 11:02:18 AM

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