First published in 1997. The purpose of this book is to help teachers of able children in ordinary schools. Very little has been written in Britain about the education of able children, although there is a wide body of research in other parts of the world. What has been written has been primarily from the psychologist's viewpoint or has focused on individual or groups of able children. Such research as has been carried out into provision has focused on selected groups of able children operating in optimum conditions. Both of these elements provide useful information for the teacher but neither is, in itself, sufficient to enable ordinary schools to plan effective provision for their able pupils.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Defining Able Children; Chapter 2 Identification; Chapter 3 A Differentiated Approach to Classroom Planning; Chapter 4 Classroom Provision; Chapter 5 Issues for Secondary Schools; Chapter 6 Issues for Primary Schools; Writing a Policy for the More Able; Marston Middle School, Oxford: Policy for Able Pupils;
Deborah Eyre, Westminster College.