ERIC Number: ED189778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Implementation of a Program for Gifted Underachievers and Gifted Students with Behavior Problems in the Primary Grades. Individual Practicum.
Hojnacki, Pearl C.
The paper describes a pilot program for gifted first through third grade students who were underachieving in reading or mathematics and/or had behavior problems. The 4 hour a week five month program was designed to remediate academic and behavior problems utilizing J. Renzulli's Enrichment Triad Model. Workshops were conducted for parents and teachers. Among findings were that 80% of the students underachieving in reading gained from 1.4 to 3.5 years (based on standardized test scores), 62% of those students underachieving in math achieved their individual objectives, and 13 of the 15 targeted behavior problem students demonstrated a 50% or greater improvement in diminishing negative behaviors. Parents, students, and teachers rated the program 3 or higher (on a scale of 1 to 5). Among appendixes are sample teacher observation scales, a summary of the inservice evaluation, and forms used in the program. (PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Gifted Handicapped
Note: National Ed.D. Program for Educational Leaders, Nova University. Appendix C and F have been removed because they are copyrighted materials.