ERIC Number: ED102765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching the Talented Program: A Progress Report.
Gear, Gayle Haywood
Presented is a progress report (covering 1969-74) on the University of Connecticut's Teaching the Talented (TTT) Program, which is designed to recruit and train leadership personnel to work with gifted disadvantaged youth. Forty-six teachers and school administrators experienced in working with minority populations were recruited as TTT Fellows. Described is the TTT training program consisting of three components: theoretical courses dealing with such topics as psychology and education of talented, creative students and sociocultural dynamics of minority groups; internships and practicum experiences in settings such as urban schools and community action agencies; and integrative experiences, including seminars on inner city problems, discussions with resource personnel, and visits to programs for high-potential disadvantaged students. Reported are evaluation procedures and findings such as that TTT Fellows developed sensitivity to the needs of gifted disadvantaged students and that many felt that the field experience was the most valuable program component. Examples of the current impact of TTT Fellows as change agents include their attainment of leadership positions as teacher trainers and administrators, and their publication of over 50 articles on topics such as program planning and curricular materials. Dissertation titles are listed, and an appendix describes curricular packages developed by TTT Fellows. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. School of Education.