ERIC Number: ED040519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Grouping of the Gifted: An Experimental Approach.
Bent, Leo G.; And Others
While in 3rd grade, 487 students were selected for placement in special classes for the gifted from grades 4 through 8. Teachers of the special classes were chosen by school administrators. Their teaching experience averaged 9 years, and eight held advanced degrees. Sixteen attended special summer programs on the gifted and were given inservice assistance. Results indicated that the program children equalled or surpassed the controls in academic achievement as measured by standardized tests despite the fact that their supplementary enriching activities reduced by about one half the time spent on regular classroom activities. Further results indicated skill in foreign language, research, and critical thinking as well as growth in social awareness and concern, leadership, creativity, interests, and self reliance in school activities. Approval of the program by both teachers and parents was noted. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Bradley Univ., Peoria, IL.