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ERIC Number: ED001885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 48
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AS IF THE CHART WERE GIVEN, REPORT OF A DEMONSTRATION PROJECT FOR GIFTED COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN.
BARBE, WALTER B.
THE STUDY WAS INSTIGATED TO DEMONSTRATE THAT A PROGRAM FOR GIFTED CHILDREN COULD BE EFFECTIVELY ADMINISTERED IN RURAL AREAS. FIVE SCHOOL DISTRICTS DEVELOPED SPECIAL CLASSES FOR GIFTED CHILDREN ACCORDING TO CONDITIONS WITHIN THE SCHOOL. FIVE OTHER DISTRICTS IN THE SAME RURAL OHIO COUNTY BEGAN SPECIAL GROUPINGS FOR ENRICHED SUBJECTS TAUGHT SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE WEEK. IDENTIFICATION OF THE GIFTED CHILDREN WAS MADE THROUGH INTELLIGENCE TESTS, ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, TEACHER OBSERVATION, EVALUATION BY PEERS, AND SELF-EVALUATION. TEACHERS WERE SELECTED FOR HIGH ABILITY AND INTEREST. THESE TEACHERS RECEIVED SPECIAL INSERVICE TRAINING. AS A RESULT OF THE EVALUATIONS OF THE 2-YEAR DOMONSTRATION PROJECT, CERTAIN GENERALIZATIONS WERE MADE. THE CLASSROOM TEACHER IS THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM. AN ALL-COUNTY WORKSHOP IN DEVELOPING THE PROGRAM WAS A MAJOR FACTOR OF THE PROGRAM'S SUCCESS. A CLEAR STATEMENT OF SPECIFIC GOALS SHOULD PRECEDE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PROGRAM THOUGH NO SINGLE PLAN IS PRACTICAL ON A COUNTY-WIDE BASIS. EXTENSION OF THE PROGRAM WAS CONSIDERED IN THE AREAS OF A STRONGER PSYCHOLOGICAL STAFF, EARLY ADMISSIONS TO KINDERGARTEN, BETTER PROGRAM PLANNING, AND THE FOSTERING OF BETTER ATTITUDES AND COOPERATION. INTEREST WAS AROUSED THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY AS WELL AS SURROUNDING DISTRICTS.
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Identifiers: COLUMBUS; PROGRAM PLANNING TEACHER EDUCATION