ERIC Number: ED209847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Gifted Programs in the State of Missouri and the Philosophies of Their Faculties.
Dixon, Judith Holden
To poll the facilities of Missouri's gifted programs to gather data concerning the programs and the philosophies of those who conduct them, a survey instrument mainly using a Likert scale was developed and mailed to an administrator, a classroom teacher, and a gifted resource room teacher from each of the sixty-nine districts receiving state aid for their gifted programs. The information from the surveys was tabulated by computer and yielded frequency data in terms of means, standard deviations, and cumulative percentages. The conclusions drawn were that there is no one best program for all gifted children, that each district must plan its program according to its needs, and that a committee formed to develop a program philosphy is an initial step. In addition, strong inservice programs to train teachers of the gifted, and university degree programs in gifted education are urgently needed in Missouri. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, Southwest Missouri State University.