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ERIC Number: ED013518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 88
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Reference Count: 0
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ONE IN A THOUSAND--A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF MODERATELY AND HIGHLY GIFTED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN.
BARBE, WALTER B.
MODERATELY GIFTED AND HIGHLY GIFTED CHILDREN WERE STUDIED TO DETERMINE DIFFERENCES IN EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, ADJUSTMENT, PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT, AND FAMILY BACKGROUND. SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY INTERNS NOMINATED POTENTIALLY CAPABLE PUPILS FROM GRADES THREE TO SIX. FROM THESE, 65 MATCHED PAIRS OF MODERATELY GIFTED (IQ SCORES OF 120 TO 130) AND HIGHLY GIFTED (IQ SCORES OF 148 AND ABOVE) WERE SELECTED. STANFORD-BINET INTELLIGENCE TEST SCORES, IOWA EVERY PUPIL TEST OF BASIC SKILLS SCORES, INSTITUTE FOR PERSONALITY AND ABILITY TESTING CHILDREN'S PERSONALITY QUESTIONNAIRE SCORES, PARENT RATINGS OF CHILD, AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, WHO IS IT SCORES, SCHOOL RECORDS, SOCIOECONOMIC LEVELS, AND HOME INFORMATION WERE OBTAINED. STRUCTURED INTERVIEWS AND INSTRUMENTS MEASURING CREATIVITY AND SELF CONCEPT WERE USED WITH 40 OF THE SUBJECTS. FINDINGS INDICATED THAT THE HIGHLY GIFTED GROUP CAME FROM MORE AFFLUENT BACKGROUNDS, HAD MORE HIGHLY EDUCATED PARENTS, AND RATED HIGHER ON CREATIVITY MEASURES. BOTH GROUPS WERE FOUND TO BE WELL ADJUSTED, AND THERE WERE NO OUTSTANDING DIFFERENCES OF PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT. TEACHERS DID NOT IDENTIFY 25 PERCENT OF THE HIGHLY GIFTED. LARGE NUMBERS WOULD HAVE BEEN MISSED THROUGH RELIANCE ON GROUP TESTS. THE STUDY RECOMMENDS A STATE REGISTRY OF HIGHLY GIFTED CHILDREN, SUMMER WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS, AND EXCESS COST SUPPORT. (RM)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Identifiers: CHILDRENS PERSONALITY QUESTIONNAIRE; COLUMBUS; IOWA TESTS OF BASIC SKILLS; Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale