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Special Issue: International Perspectives on Giftedness

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Critical curriculum components in programs for young gifted learners


Kay L. Gibson 
Curriculum and Instruction, Wichita State University, Kansas, United States
kay.gibson@wichita.edu 

Linda M. Mitchell 
Curriculum and Instruction, Wichita State University, Kansas, United States
linda.mitchell@wichita.edu

 

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Abstract

There continues to be a need for providing teachers of young gifted learners with best-practice approaches for the development of curriculum in gifted education programs. Too often, early childhood gifted programs have focused on academic acceleration, and neglect to consider developmentally appropriate approaches to designing curriculum and implementing instruction. This paper presents the Critical Curriculum Components Model as a guide for early childhood educators to consider. It also proposes that that this model can serve as an evaluative tool to analyse existing programs. 

Curriculum, programs, young gifted learners, United States

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Gibson, K. and Mitchell, L.A. (2005) Critical curriculum components in programs for young gifted learners. International Education Journal, 6(2), 164-169. 
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