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ERIC Number: ED001185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 20
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THE GOVERNOR'S HONOR'S PROGRAM...SOME RESEARCH.
RAMBO, FLORENCE; AND OTHERS
THE GOVERNOR'S HONORS PROGRAM WAS CONDUCTED TO DO RESEARCH STUDIES DESIGNED TO ASSIST TEACHERS, COUNSELORS, AND OTHER SCHOOL PERSONNEL IN UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE AND NEEDS OF GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS IN GEORGIA AND THE NATURE OF AN INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM BEST SUITED TO MEET THESE NEEDS. THE PARTICIPANTS CHOSEN WERE ACADEMIC AND FINE ARTS STUDENTS. GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF EACH GROUP WERE GIVEN, AS WELL AS FAMILY AND SCHOOL CHARACTERISTICS. INTELLIGENCE LEVEL, ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL, AND MOTIVATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS WERE PRESENTED. THE FOLLOWING GENERALIZATIONS WERE MADE--(1) GIFTED SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS FUNCTIONED AT A LEVEL RELATIVE TO THE UPPER HALF OF COLLEGE FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORE CLASSES IN TERMS OF INTELLIGENCE, ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, AND CERTAIN MOTIVATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS, (2) YET THESE STUDENTS WERE SIMILAR TO SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS IN TERMS OF CHRONOLOGICAL AGE, SEX DISTRIBUTION, GRADE PLACEMENT, AND SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS, (3) THESE GIFTED STUDENTS WERE MORE OFTEN ENROLLED IN LARGER GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOLS, (4) THEY HAD POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP AMONG MEASURES OF INTELLIGENCE AND MEASURES OF ACHIEVEMENT, AND (5) THEIR ACHIEVEMENT LEVELS WERE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE SIZE OF THE SCHOOL SECONDARY UNIT.
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Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Identifiers: Georgia (Atlanta); Georgia Governors Honors Program