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ERIC Number: ED002906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 86
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EFFECTS OF SPECIAL TRAINING ON THE ACHIEVEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT OF GIFTED CHILDREN, A SECOND REPORT.
HAMPTON, NELLIE D.
THE EFFECTS OF TRAINING GIVEN TO A GROUP OF GIFTED CHILDREN IN A SPECIAL SUMMER PROGRAM WERE TESTED DURING THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL YEAR WITH RESPECT TO OVERALL ACHIEVEMENT AND ADJUSTMENT AMONG THE STUDENTS. THE PROJECT WAS DESIGNED TO COMPARE THIS EXPERIMENTAL GROUP WITH TWO CONTROL GROUPS DRAWN FROM DIFFERENT SCHOOL POPULATIONS. IT WAS THE SECOND PHASE OF A LARGER CONTINUING STUDY, DEALING WITH GIFTED CHILDREN IN SMALL TOWN AND SPARSELY POPULATED AREAS. THE HYPOTHESIS TESTED WAS THAT THERE WOULD BE NO DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP AND EITHER CONTROL GROUP IN THE OVERALL ANALYSIS OR AT ANY OF THE INTELLIGENCE-ACHIEVEMENT CLASSIFICATIONS USED IN THE STUDY ANALYSIS. APPROXIMATELY 170 GIFTED SIXTH GRADERS PARTICIPATED, 60 OF THESE BEING ASSIGNED TO THE SUMMER SESSION. SOME DEFINITE SUPERIORITIES WERE DEMONSTRATED BY THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP, PARTICULARLY AT CERTAIN INTELLIGENCE-ACHIEVEMENT COMBINATIONS. IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT THIS FACT COULD IMPLY THAT SCHOOLS ARE NOT DOING DURING REGULAR TERMS ALL THAT COULD BE DONE TO HELP CHILDREN ACHIEVE THEIR POTENTIAL AND THAT THE SUMMER PROGRAM HAD SOME VALUES. HOWEVER, THE SUPERIORITIES OF THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP WERE NEITHER FREQUENT ENOUGH NOR GREAT ENOUGH TO WARRANT AN UNQUALIFIED RECOMMENDATION FOR SPECIAL TRAINING. THIS IS A REPORT OF THE SECOND OF THREE PHASES OF A STUDY DONE ON OEC CONTRACT 423. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: State Coll. of Iowa, Cedar Falls.
Identifiers: IOWA; Iowa (Cedar Falls)