ERIC Number: ED054594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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The Gifted Classroom.
House, Ernest R.; And Others
A report of the Illinois Gifted Program Evaluation, the document first presents origins, policies, and scope of the reimbursement section of the Illinois Plan for Program Development for Gifted Children. Outlined is the evaluation design, in which subjects were 34 school districts representing a 10% stratified random sample of 340 districts. Each of the 34 had received state funds for 2 or more years. Data gathered on the best gifted program in each district included director, teacher, and student interviews, class activities questionnaires, classroom observation, and various documents. Data for five of the programs are presented as case studies. Described are school setting, circumstances for starting program, purposes, activities, and a typical day in class, with teacher and student comments reported. Evaluators' interpretation and discussion of each program is offered; judgment of program value is made on the basis of stated standards. Finally, findings from previous examinations of specific aspects of the reimbursement phase of the Illinois program are discussed, along with two aspects not previously reported: analysis of classroom verbal interaction and assessment of inservice training programs. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois