ERIC Number: ED196245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
An Investigation of the Relationship Between the Abilities of Troubled Youth and the Degree to Which These Abilities Could Be Termed Gifted and Talented.
Garamella, Mary; Lang, Helene
Twelve disadvantaged behavior problem youth were interviewed, observed, and evaluated in a case study approach to determine whether their abilities could be termed gifted and talented. Among measures used were the Renzulli Rating Scale, school records, teacher evaluations, parent interviews, peer evaluation, and observations of psychomotor and arts abilities. Among findings were that the Renzulli Scale is a good indicator of characteristics for gifted and talented youth, and that parent interviews provided insight into early development, family status, and school experience. Evaluation forms and data are included. Eight recommendations are made, including that schools develop a more responsive attitude and curriculum for gifted students who may be disadvantaged, curlturally different, or underachievers. Individual case summaries are reported. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New England Teacher Corps Network, Portsmouth, NH.