Fostering Academic Excellence

Fostering Academic Excellence

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This book contains a general introduction to the education of academically able students. It provides a solid background of basic knowledge and a survey of research and theory for educational theorists, student teachers, practising teachers, administrators and planners. It offers insights into relevant practical problems as well as guidelines for classroom practice. The significance of this material is outlined for the various levels of the educational system from the individual classroom to the regional planning level. The book is not, however, designed to offer set answers and pat solutions, but to provide rationale for the creative work of teachers and administrators.These range from measures adopted at the beginning of the school career to those coming into effect at its end. ... under the conventional age are permitted to enter kindergarten, or Grade 1, if they are adjudged to be capable of succeeding. Generally, this decision is based on some kind of readiness tests, not infrequently supplemented by an intelligence test. ... Overall, the selection procedures appeared to have been validated; the early entrants were at least holding their own withanbsp;...

Title:Fostering Academic Excellence
Author:J. McLeod, A. Cropley
Publisher:Elsevier - 2013-10-22


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