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ERIC Number: ED003830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 61
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DEMONSTRATION OF THE SIGNIFICANCE OF A CONSULTANT-TEACHER FOR THE GIFTED TO A SMALL RURAL SECONDARY SCHOOL.
ACKERMAN, PAUL R.
THE EVALUATION AND DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION CONCERNING THE EMPLOYMENT OF A TEACHER-CONSULTANT FOR THE GIFTED CHILD IN A RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICT WAS THE PRIMARY PROBLEM OF THIS STUDY. SPECIFICALLY, EFFORTS WERE DIRECTED TOWARD DETERMINING WHETHER (1) THE ADDITION OF A TEACHER-CONSULTANT ACTUALLY IMPROVES INSTRUCTION FOR THE GIFTED STUDENT, (2) SUCH A PROGRAM IS FINANCIALLY FEASIBLE FOR A SMALL RURAL DISTRICT, (3) SUCH A PROGRAM CAN BE ADMINISTERED BY PERSONS NOT SPECIALLY TRAINED IN SPECIAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION, (4) MORE EXTENSIVE GUIDELINES FOR INSTRUCTION AND TEACHER CERTIFICATION CAN BE DEVELOPED FROM THE DEMONSTRATION, AND (5) THE PROGRAM AFFECTS THE COMMUNITY. TWENTY STUDENTS (MEDIAN IQ OF 128 AND AGES 13.5 TO 17) PARTICIPATED IN THE PROGRAM FOR 1 YEAR. PROCEDURES INVOLVED THE SCHEDULING OF THE PUPILS FOR SEMINARS AND A RESOURCE ROOM, THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SPECIAL CURRICULUM IN SCIENTIFIC METHOD, AND INSTITUTING "REMEDIAL" EDUCATIONAL METHODOLOGY. ALSO, THE CONSULTANT HAD MANY TASKS RELATED TO THE COMMUNITY, THE PARENTS OF THE CHILDREN, AND OTHER VOCATIONAL-ACADEMIC PERSONNEL OF THE SCHOOL. THE RESULTS WERE GENERALLY FAVORABLE, ALTHOUGH SEVERAL YEARS OF FOLLOWUP ARE NECESSARY TO ASCERTAIN THE LONGITUDINAL RESULTS OF THE METHODS EMPLOYED. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Public Instruction, Topeka.
Identifiers: KANSAS; Kansas (Topeka)