ERIC Number: ED225810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
MEGSSS: An Evaluative Study.
Bodine, Richard; And Others
The stated purpose of the Project for Mathematics Education for Gifted Secondary School Students (MEGSSS) is to provide an instructional program for gifted students utilizing the Elements of Mathematics (EM) Program, a curriculum specifically designed for students with superior reasoning ability in mathematics. This report is the result of an external evaluation of MEGSSS. The material is divided into three major sections. The first is MEGSSS: Mathematical Content and Its Treatment for the Gifted Child. This portion starts by defining gifted and talented children and discusses the objectives of the EM program. Part 2 is MEGSSS: Program Operations and Logistics. The section covers: (1) Background; (2) Identification; (3) Dropouts; (4) Students Still Participating in MEGSSS; (5) Parents and MEGSSS; (6) The Educational Community and MEGSSS; and (7) Teachers and MEGSSS classes. The final section, Recommendations and Replicability, opens with a discussion of some basic issues. Individual topic sections focus on: (1) Teacher Training; (2) Local School Districts and University Involvement; (3) Student Selection and Funding; (4) Program Logistics and Attrition; and (5) Curriculum Alternatives. The document closes with a summary. Strengths and weaknesses are noted, and hope is expressed that the program will continue. The MEGSSS model is viewed as worthy of replication. (MP)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Educational Research, Evaluation, Gifted, Mathematics Instruction, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics
MEGSS National Model project, CEMREL, Inc., 3120 59th Street, St. Louis, MO 63139.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO.
Identifiers: Mathematically Gifted; Mathematics Education Research; Project MEGSSS