ERIC Number: ED128983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Study of Verbally Gifted Youth: Fourth Annual Report to the Spencer Foundation. September 1, 1975 - September 1, 1976.
Hogan, Robert; Garvey, Catherine
Presented is the fourth annual report of a project concerned with humanistic talent (defined as the ability to reason incisively and well with complex social, moral, and political problems) in gifted adolescent students. Activities of the past year in the areas of counseling services, graduate training, and research activities are reviewed. Explained is the decision to cut back on counseling services due to inefficient use of staff time and the small number of persons being served. Described in the section on graduate training are the theses of two students in educational administration, both studies being related to the prediction of academic performance. Research activities are summarized and future activities including data analyses and writing, information dissemination, a writing seminar for gifted adolescents, research on the definition of noncognitive determinants of humanistic reasoning, analysis of indices of future productiveness of gifted children, and a book length report of the entire project are outlined. Appended are a bibliography of 17 publications of the study from 1972 to 1976, a summary of the papers, and individual summaries of four papers on the subjects of quantitative giftedness in early adolescence, verbal giftedness and humanistic talent, educating humanistic talent, and the development of legal reasoning in verbally gifted children, respectively. An article by Joseph Adelson titled"Discussion of Papers on Humanistic Talent" is included. (IM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Dept. of Psychology.
Note: For related documents, see ED 096 784 and ED 115 019