ERIC Number: ED264688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Pilot Grade Three Gifted Program: Research Project. (Spring, 1983 to June, 1984). Research Centre Research Report.
Shulman, Rhona; Dilling, H. J.
A formative research study was undertaken to describe changes in academic, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning of 14 participants in the grade 3 pilot gifted class during 1983-84. Data were collected from the following eight sources: standardized academic tests, teacher questionnaires, parent questionnaires, student interviews, observation of student behavior, affective testing, grade 4 teacher questionnaire, and a survey of elementary gifted programs in Ontario. Findings included superior academic functioning of participants compared to peers, negative change in teachers' ratings about students' cognitive functioning, a general improvement in many emotional behaviors, gains for all students in reading, and decreased parental satisfaction with transportation arrangements and extracurricular activities. Appended materials include a draft of the pilot program objectives and responses of parents, teachers, and students to Project questionnaires. (CL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Emotional Development, Gifted, Grade 3, Parent Attitudes, Primary Education, Program Evaluation, Social Behavior, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Scarborough Board of Education, The Research Center, Level 2, 140 Borough Dr., Scarborough, Ontario, Canada M1P 4N6 ($5.00 make check payable to Scarborough Board of Education).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scarborough Board of Education (Ontario).