ERIC Number: ED416620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Nurturing Giftedness in All Children through Original Research. Project Discovery Final Report.
Luvisi, Christopher L.
This final report describes accomplishments of Project Discovery, a 3-year project in Kentucky to assist teachers in creating an innovative learning environment for gifted and talented primary-aged children. Major goals focused on and achieved by the project included: (1) increasing the percentage of disadvantaged students identified as gifted in each of the 13 participating districts; (2) improving teachers' attitudes, knowledge, behavior, and skills in the recognition and nurturing of giftedness in primary-aged children; (3) maintaining or increasing students' self-esteem and increasing their creative thinking, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills; and (4) increasing parents' knowledge and confidence in recognizing and nurturing giftedness in their children. Individual sections of the report provide a description of accomplishments pertaining to each goal and objective; demographic information; a listing of project products; data showing baseline and post-project profiles of gifted identification in participating districts; a listing of areas of giftedness served; a listing of professional development workshops conducted by the project; the project's plan of operation; a list of resources for research with primary-aged children; a directory of the 24 participating schools; summaries of interviews with Project Discovery teachers; and an analysis of student achievement data. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, La Grange, KY.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky