ERIC Number: ED090753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
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A Program for the Development of an Elementary School Program for the Gifted Child.
Schrock, John H.
A 1-year (1972-1973) program for 40 gifted children in grades 1-6 involved identification, implementation, and evaluation. On State (California) mandate for initiation of an enrichment program for the gifted, the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale was used to identify students with IQ scores of at least 130. Program development (limited by funding of $25.00 per student) involved 22 teachers; ranking by students of interest (from highest to lowest) in language arts, science activities, typing, mathematics, and foreign languages; and 17 activities such as a stock market project, film making, and newspaper writing undertaken mainly in regular classes. Spanish was taught to primary students, and French was offered to intermediate students. Evaluation by students on a scale of very interesting to poor indicated that critical thinking skills activities were rated good, and social awareness situations activities were rated very interesting, as were mathematics and pre-speed reading skills activities. Teachers indicated that their methods of contracts, interest centers, and activities boxes (for indepth area study) were successful, but programed instruction bored the students; and that more money and time were needed. Among program benefits were parent participation and improvement of teachers' skills. (Included in appendixes are goals and objectives, a program description, proposed budget, evaluation procedures, and photographs.) (MC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: California