ERIC Number: ED081153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
Individualized Study for Academically Talented Students.
Lapp, Edwin C.
Presented is the project termination report of the Coshocton, Ohio, 2 year program of individualized study for 56 academically talented high school students. Major objectives of the program are said to have been the improvement of student abilities in independent study, critical thinking, and conceptual understanding. Students are reported to have been chosen on the basis of interest and talent for the program which allowed them to spend a period a day in independent study of topics of their choice. Group meetings, conferences with advisors, and out of school research are also given to be program components. Evaluation is reported to have been by the collection and analysis of biographical, educational, and pretest data for both program participants and matched controls, as well as by the analysis of data from advisor, teacher, and student rating scales; the Watson-Glaser Appraisal of Critical Thinking; and the student grade point average. The acquisition of skills and attitudes necessary for independent study is reported to have been strongly supported by the data, though the attainment of the critical thinking and the conceptual understanding objectives were not supported by the data. It is recommended that the program be continued, and that faculty advisors be given more guidance in supervising the students in independent study. (DB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Exceptional Child Education, Gifted, High Achievement, High School Students, Honors Curriculum, Independent Study, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Student Attitudes
Edwin C. Lapp, Project Director, 1209 Cambridge Road, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Coshocton Public Schools, OH.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III