ERIC Number: ED166030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Development and Implementation of a Mini Gifted Program in Science for Academically Talented Children in Grades 3-5 at Samuel Morse Elementary School.
Butler, Thelma R.
This document describes a practicum effort which entailed development and implementation of a mini-science instructional program for nine gifted students in an elementary school pilot program. The new program included development of necessary instruments and inservice training and utilized feedback from students, parents, and staff. Developmental and implementational components consisted of the following: setting goals, such as the students' ability to think critically and to solve problems; students' demonstration of increased knowledge of the scientific processes and their ability to hypothesize, analyze, and synthesize; and evaluation of their progress through observation and quizzes. Evaluation results indicate that the participating students mastered the objectives set for the mini-science program. The students, teachers, and parents involved considered the mini-science program effective, interesting, and worthy of replication the following year. (Author/BB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum Report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education, Nova University; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document