ERIC Number: ED198660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Talents Unlimited Program: Summary of Research Finding for 1979-80.
McLean, James E.; Chissom, Brad S.
During the 1979-80 school year, the Talents Unlimited (TU) program (validated by the Joint Dissemination Review Panel) for talented students in grades 1 through 6 was evaluated by nine adopting school systems. Five talent areas were addressed: communication, forecasting, decision making, productive thinking, and planning. Data were analyzed for each of the following sites: Lake Village, Arkansas; Little Falls, New York; Homer, Alaska; San Antonio, Texas; Logan, Utah; McAllen, Texas; Staten Island, New York; Kenwood, Michigan; and Cache County, Utah. Among findings were that results of the project in Lake Village were positive but not always statistically significant; that fourth grade students in San Antonio reacted well to the TU methods; that in McAllen, the TU group significantly outperformed the control group on both Flexibility and Originality; and that more students exposed to the TU treatment in Kentwood improved their planning talents than did students not exposed to TU. It was concluded that all of the various studies favored the TU program and most of them achieved statistical significance. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alabama Univ., University.; Mobile County Public Schools, AL.