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ERIC Number: ED010056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Pages: 311
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Reference Count: 0
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A COMPARISON OF MATHEMATICS PROGRAMS FOR ABLE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, VOLUME 1 - FINAL REPORT.
GOLDBERG, MIRIAM L.; AND OTHERS
THE TALENTED YOUTH PROJECT (TYP) MATHEMATICS STUDY WAS DESIGNED AS A STUDY TO COMPARE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VARIOUS CURRICULUM PATTERNS AND PRACTICES IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION CURRENTLY USED WITH ACADEMICALLY TALENTED JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. THE SAMPLE CONSISTED OF 51 CLASSES AND 6 MATHEMATICS PROGRAMS. THE LORGE-THORNDIKE VERBAL INTELLIGENCE TEST, STEP READING TESTS, AND STEP MATHEMATICS TESTS WERE THE MEASURING INSTRUMENTS USED FOR THE SELECTION OF PUPILS IN THE SPECIAL PROGRESS PROGRAM. PUPIL-RELATED FACTORS SUCH AS INTERESTS, SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, ATTITUDES, AND PUPIL SELF APPRAISALS WERE COLLECTED. THREE BASIC INSTRUCTION PROGRAMS WERE (1) A "STANDARD" CURRICULUM FOUND IN MOST COMMERCIAL TEXTBOOKS, (2) THE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS STUDY GROUP (SMSG) CURRICULUM PRINTED IN "MODEL TEXTBOOK" FORM, AND (3) UNITS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COMMITEE ON SCHOOL MATHEMATICS (UICSM OR ILLINOIS) THAT WERE AVAILABLE TO SCHOOLS WHOSE TEACHERS HAD BEEN EXPOSED TO THE REQUIRED INSERVICE TRAINING. THE PROGRAMS SELECTED WERE PRESUMABLY DIFFERENTIATED ON TWO DIMENSIONS, CONTENT--STANDARD OR CONTEMPORARY--AND TEACHING-LEARNING PACE--ENRICHED OR ACCELERATED. END OF THE YEAR TEST RESULTS ARE GIVEN AT THE END OF GRADES SEVEN, EIGHT, AND NINE. ALTHOUGH ACCELERATION RESULTED IN GREATER ACHIEVEMENT THAN ENRICHMENT, AND THE CONTEMPORARY APPROACH APPEARED SUPERIOR TO THE STANDARD ONE, IT WAS IN THE COMBINATION OF ACCELERATION AND CONTEMPORARY CONTENT AND METHODOLOGY THAT THE GREATEST LEARNING OCCURRED, AT LEAST IN TERMS OF THE CRITERIA SET IN THIS STUDY. (GC)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Horace Mann - Lincoln Inst. for School Experimentation.
Identifiers: Lorge Thorndike Intelligence Tests; NEW YORK; New York (New York); Sequential Tests of Educational Progress