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ERIC Number: ED001286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 143
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INTELLECTUAL STIMULATION OF GIFTED PUPILS IN SMALL SECONDARY SCHOOLS THROUGH TELEVISED INSTRUCTION.
DEVITT, JOSEPH J.
THE PRIMARY PURPOSE IS TO DETERMINE THE RELATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF TELEVISED COURSES DESIGNED TO PROVIDE GENUINE INTELLECTUAL STIMULATION TO GIFTED PUPILS IN GRADES 10 THROUGH 12 IN RURAL SECONDARY SCHOOLS. ALL ASPECTS OF THE PROGRAM ARE DESCRIBED IN WHICH A TOTAL OF FOUR COURSES WERE OFFERED DURING THE ACADEMIC YEARS 1959-60 AND 1960-61 OVER THREE TELEVISION STATIONS COVERING MOST OF THE STATE OF MAINE. COURSES WERE IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS. APPROXIMATELY 700 STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE COURSES WERE DIVIDED INTO FOUR TREATMENT GROUPS--TELEVISION ONLY, TELEVISION PLUS MONTHLY SEMINARS WITH PROJECT TEACHERS, TELEVISION PLUS BI-WEEKLY VISITS OF PROJECT TEACHERS, AND TELEVISION PLUS SEMINARS AND VISITS. SEVERAL STANDARDIZED TESTS AS WELL AS SOME DESIGNED EXCLUSIVELY FOR USE WITH THE COURSES WERE USED IN EVALUATING THE PUPILS' ACHIEVEMENTS. RESULTS ARE ANALYZED WITH APPROPRIATE STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES. DISCUSSION INCLUDES--THE RESEARCH PROCEDURES UTILIZED, EVALUATIONS OF THE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND STUDENT ATTITUDES, REACTION OF PRINCIPALS, AND STUDENTS OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS, COLLEGE ADMISSIONS OFFICERS, COLLEGE TEACHERS, AND ADULT VIEWERS, AND SOME OF THE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN TV TEACHING. THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE RESEARCH STUDY ARE CONVINCED THAT THIS PROJECT HAS DEMONSTRATED THE FEASIBILITY OF PROVIDING A GENUINE SERVICE TO SUPERIOR STUDENTS IN THE SMALLER SECONDARY SCHOOLS.
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Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.
Identifiers: AUGUSTA; MAINE