ERIC Number: ED115019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Study of Verbally Gifted Youth; Third Annual Report to the Spencer Foundation. 1 September 1974-1 September 1975.
Hogan, Robert; Garvey, Catherine
Reported are findings from the third year of a project concerned with identification and facilitation of humanistic precocity in early adolescence. The project focused on students who showed a precocious concern with and ability to reason about social, moral, and political problems. Described are attempts to define humanistic precocity and procedures used to select the 120 Talent Search winners for 1975. Content covered in social science and creative writing summer enrichment courses is outlined, and results of evaluation of both the courses and participant selection procedures are provided. Discussed are student counseling and information dissemination facets of the project. It is reported that humanistic precocity was found in quantitatively as well as verbally gifted students. Results of the project are said to include the development of a successful curriculum for training humanistic precocity. Appendixes consist of research studies on the following topics: the personalogical significance of differential quantitative and verbal talent; the development of political reasoning in verbally talented children; humanistic precocity and general intelligence; and evaluation of a program for the enrichment of humanistic talent. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Dept. of Psychology.