ERIC Number: ED041417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Special Education for the Gifted through Television.
Dallenbach, Jan F.; DeYoung, Kenneth N.
A project was undertaken to study the effects of in-school television programs on gifted 5th and 6th grade students in rural northeastern Minnesota. Ten inservice training workshops on the education of the gifted were held, and TV Programs were developed (one series for the students on content, another stimulating thought processes). A battery of pre and posttests were administered to 1556 gifted students, and statistical analyses of comparisons between the pre and posttest results and between the control and experimental groups are included. Numerous descriptive, inferential, and cluster analyses were made. On four posttests, certain subgroups of students exposed to the TV programs showed greater average gains than the control students, while in five instances, certain categories of the experimental students made smaller average gains. Schools' reactions were also surveyed by questionnaire, and the resulting conclusions and extrapolated recommendations are presented. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Research and Development Council of Northeast Minnesota, Duluth.