ERIC Number: ED038806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Preliminary Assessment of the Illinois Gifted Program.
House, Ernest R.; And Others
Initiated in 1964, the Illnois gifted program provided funds for development of local gifted programs by local districts. General purposes and criteria for individual programs were realized with varying success. Gifted programs increased and were extended to less wealthy and smaller districts; techniques and inservice education spilled over into regular programs; school superintendents indicated satisfaction. However, evaluation in the local districts was found to be a major weakness. A survey is reported, providing information concerning demographic factors, growth of the Illinois plan, types and proliferation of local programs (both student and inservice), identification of gifted students, and personnel and administration. (JD)
Descriptors: Demography, Educational Innovation, Educational Programs, Exceptional Child Research, Gifted, Identification, Inservice Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Special Classes, State Aid, State Programs, State Surveys, Teachers, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Cooperative Educational Research Lab., Inc., Northfield, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois; Illinois Gifted Program