ERIC Number: ED315950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
The Richardson Study Dissemination and Implementation. A Leadership Accessing Monograph: Education of Gifted and Talented Youth.
This monograph describes the organization, findings, and impact of a 4-year study which investigated programming options for able learners. The study had three goals: to find out what was being done in schools for able learners, to judge the effectiveness of current programs, and to recommend practices and programs which would result in excellence. To implement the results of the study, a model program called the Pyramid Project was developed. Four school districts of different sizes in the Fort Worth/Dallas (Texas) area work cooperatively to provide services that best meet the needs of able learners. The document describes demographic characteristics of the school districts, their commitment to the project, start up, staff development, and emphasis on flexible pacing of able learners. Another Pyramid Project in Ardmore, Oklahoma, is also briefly described. A summary of recommendations for the education of able learners concludes the report. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Office of Gifted and Talented Education.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN. Gifted Education Resource Inst.