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ERIC Number: ED063699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 30
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A Comparative Study of Four Types of Treatment in Improving Adjustment and School Achievement of Gifted Underachievers.
Mallinson, Thomas J.
Four groups of gifted, underachieving students in the intermediate grades were established for purposes of providing varied treatment to improve personal adjustment and academic achievement. The four groups were the human relations group, which was oriented to group discussion of feelings and interpersonal dynamics, the academic group, which focused on the presentation and discussion of scientific and other related subjects in group discussion, individual counseling oriented to the discussion of feelings and interpersonal dynamics, and control group. The human relations group and the academic group participated in weekly 1 and 1/2 hour discussions throughout the 1961-62 school year. There was no specific counseling procedure. Results of posttesting showed that although all four groups improved in areas of adjustment, the human relations group and the academic group only made significantly positive gains. Treatment groups made no greater academic gains than did the control group. It was concluded that participation in small group discussions did improve adjustment, but that this participation did not necessarily improve academic achievement. (For a followup study, see EC 042 133.) (CB)
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Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
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