ERIC Number: ED209279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug-13
Reference Count: 0
Intensive Communication Strategy: The Gifted Program. Evaluation Report. Research and Evaluation Bulletin.
Harmon, David J.
The attitudes of building level principals and teachers are crucial to the successful implementation of any program or project. This input evaluation was conducted to assess the effect of an intensive communication strategy on teacher/principal: (1) attitude toward the gifted program; (2) knowledge of the characteristics of gifted students; (3) attitude toward program and school staff communication; and (4) attitude toward the curriculum of the Gifted Program. This effort was implemented at nine schools (elementary and secondary) by teachers of the gifted. The strategy included presentations at faculty meetings, conferences with individual teachers and department chairpersons, and availability to serve on School Based Assistance Teams. This is not an overall evaluation of the gifted program, but only an assessment of the aforementioned strategy. The results of this study seem to support the following conclusions: there is some evidence that the strategy improved attitudes toward the gifted program at the junior high level and the senior high level, overall, the strategy improved attitudes toward program to school staff communication; and the strategy improved attitudes toward the curriculum for gifted students at the elementary level. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kanawha County Schools, Charleston, WV.