ERIC Number: ED312803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
No Gift Wasted: Effective Strategies for Educating Highly Able, Disadvantaged Students in Mathematics and Science. Volume II: Case Studies. Final Report.
Alamprese, Judith A.; And Others
Nine case studies of effective district and school-level programs for serving highly able, disadvantaged students in mathematics and science are presented. Case study sites included: Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore, Maryland; Challenge '85, Salina, Oklahoma; Gifted and Talented Program, James A. Garfield High School, Los Angeles, California; Richmond Community High School, Richmond, Virginia; Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program, Detroit, Michigan; Gifted and Talented Program, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinois; Encendiendo Una Llama, Hartford, Connecticut; Potentially Gifted Minority Student Project, West Palm Beach, Florida; and Training of Elementary School Teachers in Mathematical Thinking, Fort Worth, Texas. Sites were selected on the basis that they served a high percentage of disadvantaged students, used multiple measures to identify promising students, employed successful curricular or administrative programs, and showed evidence of effectiveness. The programs also showed potential for being transferred to another educational setting, or contained a component that could be adopted by others. An attempt was made to select sites that were geographically diverse and included both urban and rural settings. The case studies address the following program functions: program development, program operation, student identification and selection process, program staffing, support services, funding and administration, program impact, and transferability. (JDD)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Acceleration (Education), Case Studies, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Gifted Disadvantaged, Mathematics Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Implementation, Science Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budget, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: COSMOS Corp., Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (67th, San Francisco, CA, April 3-7, 1989). For volume 1, see EC 221 260.