ERIC Number: ED027651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Demonstration Center-Part One, Secondary School Programs for Gifted Students in English, Social Science, Mathematics and Science (The Demonstration Project for Gifted Children). Final Report.
Jackson, David M.; Rogge, William M.
A study of demonstration as a technique in disseminating new materials and methods for educating gifted youth, the project was begun in April of 1963 and terminated December 31, 1966. Demonstration centers were established in nine Illinois school districts: seven in mathematics, five in social studies, three in English, and two in science. The gifted children participating in these demonstrations during the 1966-67 academic year totaled an estimated 22,810. Through 1967, an estimated 10,300 teachers had visited the 23 demonstration centers established in 1964-65. As the project evolved, a demonstration director was employed, and the coordinator acted as a liaison between the state and federal projects. Two-hundred-forty prospective demonstration teachers were given special summer training; and followup services for teachers, including inservice training, were intensified. Administrators were given instruction in conducting inservice programs. While many Illinois teachers were aware that the demonstrations existed, knowledge of their purpose and significant components was not evidenced although legitimacy of the methods and curriculum was often confirmed by visitors interviewing students in the program. (BB)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrators, Demonstration Centers, Demonstrations (Educational), English, Exceptional Child Research, Gifted, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Instructional Materials, Mathematics, Professional Training, Program Evaluation, School Visitation, Sciences, Social Studies, State Federal Aid, State Programs, Summer Programs, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.