ERIC Number: ED038807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Visibility and Clarity of Demonstrations.
House, Ernest R.; And Others
A state system of about 20 demonstration centers was developed in Illinois to exhibit a variety of model programs for gifted children, ranging from kindergarten to high school. Subjects ranged from foreign language to dance and dramatics. Evaluation indicated low quality in too many centers. The centers performed best on the awareness function, less well on the acceptance function. Demonstrations were found to lack intelligibility and to fail to illustrate both positive and negative features, thereby facilitating valid professional judgment. However, they ranked well for fidelity. Recommendations are made; a separate volume provides appendixes listing observed programs, describing a typical day in a center, and detailing procedures, the instrument used, and the obtrusiveness of measures. (Author/JD)
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