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ERIC Number: ED001209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Jan
Pages: 75
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AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM IN EDUCATION FOR ACADEMICALLY TALENTED PUPILS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
BAER, CLYDE J.; FARRELL, MARJORY J.
EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES WERE SET UP FOR ACADEMICALLY SUPERIOR STUDENTS (INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT 120 AND ABOVE) TO COMPARE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FULL-TIME, SELF-CONTAINED CLASSES AND PART-TIME CLASSES. TWO EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES WERE BEGUN FOR FOURTH THROUGH NINTH GRADE STUDENTS IN EACH PROGRAM, AND WERE COMPARED TO EQUIVALENT CONTROL GROUPS. ACHIEVEMENT TESTS GIVEN AT THE BEGINNING AND THE END OF THE FIRST YEAR AND AT THE END OF THE SECOND YEAR PROVIDED DATA FOR THE FOLLOWING CONCLUSIONS. THE PREPONDERANCE OF THE EVIDENCE INDICATES THAT, AS A WHOLE, THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS ACHIEVED AT A SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER LEVEL THAN THE CONTROL GROUPS. THE ANALYSIS OF THE SELF-CONTAINED AND PART-TIME TYPES OF ORGANIZATION INDICATES THAT ONE IS ABOUT AS EFFECTIVE AS THE OTHER. PEER RELATIONSHIPS OF THE CHILDREN IN THE EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES WERE NOT SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECTED BY VIRTUE OF BEING IN THOSE CLASSES. IN THE SUBJECTIVE EVALUATION, PUPILS, PARENTS, AND TEACHERS OF EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES WERE FAVORABLY IMPRESSED WITH THE RESULTS OF THE EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM. RECOMMENDATIONS SUGGESTED THAT THE PROGRAM SHOULD BE CONTINUED, BUT WITH BETTER COORDINATION OF EDUCATIONAL EFFORTS AND BETTER PROVISIONS FOR SELECTION, PLACEMENT, AND RELEASE OF PUPILS IN SPECIAL CLASSES.
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Authoring Institution: Kansas City School District, MO.
Identifiers: KANSAS CITY; MISSOURI