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ERIC Number: ED001256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 86
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THE GIFTED STUDENT.
CLARK, DAVID L.
A SERIES OF STUDIES WAS MADE TO DETERMINE WHO THE GIFTED STUDENT WAS, THE ATTITUDES TOWARDS HIM AND THE CAREER ASPIRATIONS THAT HE HAD. IN THE FIRST STUDY, IN WHICH THE OUTSTANDING TRAITS TEST WAS ADMINISTERED, A WIDE VARIANCE OF ATTITUDES TOWARD GIFTED CHILDREN AND THEIR CAREERS WAS FOUND AMONG THE PARENTS AND TEACHERS. THE SECOND AND THIRD TESTS ATTEMPTED TO SHOW THAT THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF GIFTED STUDENTS--THE CREATIVE STUDENT AND THE INTELLIGENT STUDENT. THE SEPARATE WAYS OF THINKING OF THESE TWO GROUPS WERE ALSO EXPLORED. IN AN ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY AND STUDY CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS, HUNTER COLLEGE OBSERVED AND TESTED EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES OF CHILDREN. FROM THESE TESTS, GIFTEDNESS WAS ABLE TO BE IDENTIFIED IN ONE OR MORE OF FIVE INTELLECTUAL ABILITY TRAITS. SECONDLY, IT WAS FOUND THAT CHILDREN WERE NOT SIGNIFICANTLY BENEFITED BY SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTION IN THEIR MAJOR AREAS OF ABILITY. GIFTED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WERE COMPARED ON MOTIVATION, ADJUSTMENT, AND FAMILY FACTORS IN ORDER TO ASCERTAIN (1) DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LOW AND HIGH ACHIEVERS, (2) DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BOYS AND GIRLS. THE RESULTS OF THIS TEST ARE GIVEN IN DETAIL AND CAN BE AN AID IN DEVELOPING A PROGRAM FOR GIFTED STUDENTS. "PROJECT TALENT," A STUDY OF THE GIFTED TO PROVIDE VAST AMOUNTS OF RAW DATA, CREATES MANY RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENHANCEMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT GIFTED YOUTH.
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA