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ERIC Number: ED002748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 218
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TALENTED BEHAVIOR IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS.
MCGUIRE, CARSON
TO DETERMINE THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE SOCIETAL ENVIRONMENT AND EARLY LEARNING EXPERIENCES OF YOUNG PEOPLE WAS THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT. THE MAJOR OUTCOME OF THIS RESEARCH WAS A WORKABLE FRAME OF REFERENCES AND SET OF TECHNIQUES FOR STUDYING AND TESTING IDEAS ABOUT TALENTED BEHAVIOR IN SCHOOL AND, EVENTUALLY, EXPERIMENTAL SETTINGS. ALL ELSE BEING EQUAL, TALENTED BEHAVIOR WAS FOUND TO BE BROUGHT ABOUT BY A COMBINATION OF INNATE AND ACQUIRED ABILITIES, AUGMENTED OR SUPPRESSED BY ELEMENTS OF PERSONALITY AND ATTITUDES TOWARD THE WORLD OF PEOPLE AND THINGS, AND FACILITATED OR MODIFIED BY THE EXPECTATIONS AND PRESSURES IMPOSED BY PEERS AND OLDER PERSONS. BUT TWO OTHER INFLUENCES WERE FOUND TO BE AT WORK. ONE WAS THE EXPECTATIONS AND PRESSURES ASSOCIATED WITH SEX ROLES AND THE OTHER INVOLVED THE CONTEXT OR SETTING IN WHICH LEARNING HAD TAKEN PLACE AND BEHAVIOR HAD OCCURRED. DETAILS IN THE REPORT VERIFIED THE MODERATING INFLUENCES OF SEX-TYPED DIFFERENCES AND THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT SCHOOL PROGRAMS. IN TERMS OF TECHNIQUES FOR STUDYING AND TESTING IDEAS ABOUT TALENTED BEHAVIOR, THE MOST VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION WAS THE DEVELOPMENT OF WHAT WERE TERMED "FACTOR VARIABLES" WHICH TURN OUT TO BE SURPRISINGLY STABLE AND VALID MEASURES. (JL)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.
Identifiers: TEXAS; Texas (Austin)