ERIC Number: ED028547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Promising Practices in the Education of Superior Students: A Demonstration Program.
Rothney, John W.M.; Sanborn, Marshall P.
A three-pronged demonstration project carried on over a 4-year period in the area of education of the gifted is reported. The first phase described involves selected students from 75 secondary schools who began in ninth grade to visit the university laboratory 1 day each year for evaluation, counseling, and the chance to attend classes; also described is the role of the laboratory staff who visited the schools, conferred with parents, and counseled students. An attempt to acquaint teachers, administrators, parents of gifted students, and lay citizens with procedures for discovering superior students and making special provisions for their education is the second phase which is considered in terms of its implementation through publications, 300 training sessions for secondary school faculties, 16 workshops for key school personnel, and special appearances at professional conferences. Results of the third phase are reported of a survey questionnaire sent to all Wisconsin secondary schools to determine the extent to which 18 specified types of superior student activities had been implemented which indicated that both individual and group programs were more often accomplished in larger schools than in smaller ones and that there was more willingness to try procedures involving adding to the regular program than deleting from it. (RJ)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Correspondence Study, Counseling, Demonstration Programs, Early Admission, Educational Programs, Enrichment Activities, Exceptional Child Research, Gifted, Independent Study, Individualized Programs, Inservice Education, Records (Forms), Seminars, Staff Role, Student Evaluation, Summer Programs, Work Experience Programs, Workshops
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.