ERIC Number: ED034353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
California Project Talent: Acceleration Programs for Intellectually Gifted Pupils.
Robeck, Mildred C.
A description of Project Talent includes discussions of preceding research indicating that acceleration was effective and beneficial and outlines provisions utilized for acceleration (early admission, ungraded primary and elementary, individual and advanced placement, grade skipping, combination grades, and time compression). Detailed are the administrative procedures involving the advantages and problems of the program and the establishment of new programs, and the identification and placement of pupils in connection with the role of psychologists, counselors, and psychometrists, plus the counseling of pupils, parents, and teachers. The curriculum for the grade 3 summer session, with its goals, content, organization, and evaluation is provided. Functions and selections of case studies as used in the process of identification, and the study of intellectual development of the accelerate are discussed along with counseling methods. Evaluations are presented of the California Project Talent program, Pasadena's acceleration program, the Ravenswood program, and the placement of individuals in the California program. Also included are eight recommendations for the future, research suggestions, appendixes, and tables of results. (JM)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Acceleration, Administration, Case Studies, Classroom Design, Counseling, Counselor Role, Curriculum Design, Exceptional Child Education, Gifted, Parent Counseling, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Records (Forms), Research Reviews (Publications), Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.