Curriculum Compacting: An Easy Start to Differentiating for High-potential Students

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Prufrock Press Inc., 2005 - Education - 61 pages
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Curriculum compacting allows learners to move successfully through the curriculum at their own pace. This book focuses on the nuts and bolts of this effective method for differentiating classroom content, process skills, and creative products of gifted learners.

In this concise introduction, Dr. Sally M. Reis and Joseph S. Renzulli discuss the research on curriculum compacting and the steps employed in implementing it in any classroom. Case studies of its effectiveness on schoolwide enrichment are also included.

This is one of the books in Prufrock Press' popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education. This series offers a unique collection of tightly focused books that provide a concise, practical introduction to important topics concerning the education of gifted children. The guides offer a perfect beginner's introduction to key information about gifted and talented education.

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Contents

Series Preface
2
Defining Curriculum Compacting
8
A Sample Compactor Form
15
Examining Curricular Alternatives
27
Research on Curriculum Compacting
33
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
40
Resources
47
References
59
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Sally M. Reis, Ph.D., is the Interim Vice Provost for Academic Administration, a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, and Teaching Fellow in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut where she also serves as Principal Investigator of The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. Joseph S. Renzulli, Ed.D., is a long-time faculty member of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut and was selected by the university as one of its Distinguished Professors. Frances A. Karnes, Ph.D., is a retired professor of education from The University of Southern Mississippi. They have collaborated on a number of articles and books pertaining to gifted education.

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