ERIC Number: ED073145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
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Evaluation of the State of Georgia's Governor's Honors Program.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.; Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.
The Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GHP), an intense 8-week summer program for academically and artistically gifted incoming high school juniors and seniors, was evaluated. Areas of the program investigated were: (1) nature and effectiveness of the instructional experiences, (2) post-program behavior for both faculty and students, which were judged related to the summer experience, and (3) personality and life-history characteristics of attendees. Four major types of evaluation studies were undertaken: Context Evaluation, Input Evaluation, Process Evaluation, and Product Evaluation. The bulk of the report discusses the four evaluation studies. The 21 conclusions reached as a result of the studies are provided. In general, it is believed that the general thrust of the program has successfully aimed at providing an enriching experience for talented adolescents. It is felt, however, that the program has been less successful in (1) providing innovative impetus toward the local development of methods and materials for the gifted, (2) offering a training ground for prospective teachers and counselors of the gifted, and (3) undertaking a meaningful and continuous program of relevant research. Staff recommendations concerning student selection and the program and student program recommendations, comments and suggestions are provided. Fifty tables provide the evaluation data and instructional objectives. In addition, there are 11 appendixes to the report. (For related documents, see TM 002 392-399.) (DB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum Design, Data Collection, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Honors Curriculum, Participant Characteristics, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Rating Scales, Secondary Education, Statistical Data, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data), Talent, Teacher Attitudes
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Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.; Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.