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Cluster Grouping Coast to Coast [microform] / Patricia A. Schuler
Bib ID 5622007
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Schuler, Patricia A
 
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Description [Washington D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1998 
9 p. 
Summary

This paper discusses the results of a survey that investigated how 69 school districts associated with the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented were implementing cluster grouping to meet the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of gifted students. Results from the survey indicate: (1) the majority of school districts did not have an official policy on cluster grouping; (2) advantages of cluster grouping included cost effectiveness, increases in intellectual stimulation, the ability for students to move rapidly through the curriculum and work in their interest area, and teachers taking more responsibility for the needs of gifted children; and (3) disadvantages to cluster grouping included difficulty in the implementation process, lack of teacher training and funds for inservice, inability to meet the needs of highly gifted students, and resentment toward cluster teachers and gifted students. Recommendations for planning a cluster group are provided and include: develop criteria for selecting students, define the qualifications of and the selection process for the teachers, plan the differentiated experiences for the cluster of gifted students, and plan for support services and special resources. (CR)

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Availability: National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, University of Connecticut, 362 Fairfield Road, U-7, Storrs, CT 06269-2007; Tel: 860-486-4676; Fax: 860-486-2900.

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Administrator Attitudes.  |  Cluster Grouping.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Gifted.  |  Grouping (Instructional Purposes)  |  Instructional Effectiveness.  |  Program Implementation.  |  School Districts.  |  Student Needs.  |  Surveys.  |  Teacher Attitudes.
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, Storrs, CT
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