ERIC Number: ED100072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1961-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Programs for Gifted Pupils: A Report to the California Legislature Prepared Pursuant to Section 2 of Chapter 2385, Statutes of 1957.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Presented is the final report of the California State Department of Education on the involvement of 929 gifted children (grades 1-12) in 17 experimental educational programs during the 1958-59 school year. The experimental programs evaluated are divided into three categories: special groupings, acceleration, and enrichment in the regular class. A summary of the final report is followed by five chapters describing the study's origin, development, research design, participating teachers and sponsors, and programs. Subsequent chapters deal with the following topics: identification of pupils; evaluation of pupil achievement; characteristics of the population (including talents and skills reported by parents, and student attitudes revealed in essays); evaluation of pupils by parents, teachers, and selves; and evaluation of the programs by teachers, pupils, and parents. Examined in Chapters 14-19 are reactions to specific programs by pupils, parents, and teachers; evaluation of Ss social relationships and emotional maturity; administrative operation of programs; evaluation of specific programs (by teachers, consultants, and effects on academic achievement); costs of programs; and supplementary studies in five school districts. Various forms used to gather data are appended. Summarized findings indicate that the participating pupils made striking gains in achievement with accompanying personal and social benefits. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California