ERIC Number: ED063698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
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Gifted Underachievers: A Follow-Up Study of Four Types of Treatment.
Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
Four groups of gifted, underachieving students in intermediate grades were given different treatments for 6 months during the school year 1961-62. Results were based on 36 students, 10 in the human relations group, 11 in the academic group, 8 in the individually counselled group, and 7 in the control or maturation group. Following the treatment and 1 year after treatment, the students were tested for psychological adjustment and academic achievement. All groups were found to improve academically, but the human relations group and the academic group showed greater gains than the remaining two groups. The human relations group also showed significant gains in psychological adjustment, both personal and social, over the years 1961-63; the academic groups showed a significant gain in personal adjustment only during the treatment period. It was concluded that discussion groups, whether they are oriented toward group member feelings and interpersonal problems or toward academic matters, promote psychological adjustment and academic achievement. (For the initial study, see EC 042 134.) (CB)
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Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.