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ERIC Number: ED002830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959-Sep-1
Pages: 87
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THE IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN GIFTED IN FIVE DIFFERENT MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS.
DAVIS, FREDERICK B.; LESSER, GERALD S.
METHODS OF MEASUREMENT AND A SUITABLE CURRICULUM WERE DEVELOPED AND ASSESSED FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN GIFTED IN ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING RESPECTS--SPACE CONCEPTUALIZATION, VOCABULARY, NUMBER ABILITY, LOGICAL REASONING, AND SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION. EXPERIMENTAL AND CONTROL GROUPS WERE ESTABLISHED OVER A 2-YEAR PERIOD. EVALUATION OF SOCIAL AND MENTAL DEVELOPMENT WAS MADE THROUGH STRUCTURED OBSERVATION, ACHIEVEMENT AND APTITUDE TESTING, AND SOCIOMETRIC TECHNIQUES. PROGRAM RESULTS WERE CONSIDERED SUGGESTIVE ONLY, BASED AS THEY WERE ON A RELATIVELY SMALL NUMBER OF CHILDREN. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE THAT THE STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED SPECIAL INSTRUCTION IN AREAS WHERE SUPERIORITY WAS SHOWN, BENEFITED MORE IN THESE AREAS THAN DID STUDENTS ENROLLED IN REGULAR CONTROLLED CLASSES. SOME SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES WERE NOTED AMONG THE BEHAVIOR PATTERNS OF THE CHILDREN IN THE EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES. APTITUDE TEST SCORES FOR BOTH GROUPS WERE COMPARED AND ANALYZED. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)