ERIC Number: ED093135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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An Evaluation of Project Gifted 1971-1972.
Renzulli, Joseph S.
Evaluated was Project Gifted, a tri-city (Cranston, East Providence, and Warwick, Rhode Island) program which focused on the training of gifted children in grades 4-6 in the creative thinking process. Project goals were identification of gifted students, development of differential experiences, and development of innovative programs. Cranston's program involved full-time special classes, while East Providence's program had 2 1/2 hours daily of special instruction using a humanities based curriculum, and Warwick's program had gifted students travel to a creativity center for a 2 1/2-hour session weekly. The evaluation model provided both formative (continuous feedback) and summative information on changes in student performance and attitudes resulting from program participation. Results of analysis of performance test results, classroom atmosphere, parent questionnaires, interviews, creativity test scores, sociometric data, and art and creative writing products showed all three programs to be highly successful. Among recommendations were the expansion of the internship program (Cranston), greater attention to the development of high mental processes (East Providence), and inclusion of a teacher with creative writing background (Warwick). The questionnaires used in the project are included. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Rhode Island State Dept. of Education, Providence.
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Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III