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ERIC Number: ED011857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 147
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Reference Count: 0
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IMPACTS OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATIONS SUMMER SCIENCE PROGRAM FOR HIGH ABILITY SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS.
EDGERTON, HAROLD A.
EXAMINED ARE THE EFFECTS OF SUMMER SCIENCE PROGRAMS ON PARTICIPANTS, THEIR HIGH SCHOOLS, THEIR FUTURE EDUCATIONAL PLANS AND CAREERS, AND THE HOST INSTITUTION. ESTABLISHED CRITERIA WERE USED TO SELECT 18 OF 147 PROGRAMS SPONSORED BY THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION IN 1960. ORIENTATION, CLASSROOM, AND RESEARCH PROGRAMS WERE INCLUDED IN THE SAMPLE. CONTROL GROUPS WERE COMPOSED OF GIFTED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH APPROXIMATELY EQUAL SCHOLASTIC ABILITIES, INTEREST RANGES, AND MOTIVATION INTENSITIES TO THOSE OF THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS. INVENTORY FORMS AND OBSERVATIONS WERE USED TO OBTAIN DATA FROM PARTICIPANTS, SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS, AND ADMINISTRATORS PRIOR TO, DURING, AND FOLLOWING THE PROGRAM. PARTICIPANTS WERE COMPARED WITH CONTROL GROUPS IN TERMS OF--(1) PERSONAL DATA, SCIENCE BACKGROUNDS, AND GENERAL ACADEMIC RECORD, (2) BELIEFS AND ATTITUDES CONCERNING SCIENCE, SCHOOL, AND CAREERS, (3) PERFORMANCE IN SCIENCE ACTIVITIES, AND (4) EDUCATIONAL PLANS. OPINIONS OF PARTICIPANTS AND THEIR HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHERS CONCERNING THE PROGRAMS ARE INCLUDED. (AG)
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Authoring Institution: Richardson, Bellows, Henry and Co., Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION; New York (New York)