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ERIC Number: ED427447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Pages: 145
Abstractor: N/A
Project START: Using a Multiple Intelligences Model in Identifying and Promoting Talent in High-Risk Students. Research Monograph 95136.
Callahan, Carolyn M.; Tomlinson, Carol A.; Moon, Tonya R.; Tomchin, Ellen M.; Plucker, Jonathan A.
This monograph describes Project START (Support To Affirm Rising Talent), a three-year collaborative research effort to develop and apply gifted identification procedures based on Howard Gardner's (1983) theory of multiple intelligences. Specifically, the study attempted to: (1) develop identification procedures; (2) identify high-potential primary age students from culturally diverse and/or low economic backgrounds using the multiple intelligences model; (3) investigate the reliability and validity of the identification procedures; and (4) test the efficacy of specific interventions on student achievement and attitudes about school and self. Identified students were assigned to one of three conditions: an experimental condition involving modification of classroom activities and a family outreach program; an experimental condition involving modification of classroom activities, a family outreach program, and a mentorship; and a control group. Findings of the qualitative and quantitative study are grouped into the following categories: psychometric properties of the assessment tools; achievement, attitude, and self-concept; teacher changes during the project; outcomes for students and their families; elements of the program found to be most effective; and other qualitative findings. Two appendices include a project lesson development flow chart and classroom observation protocols. (Contains approximately 225 references.) (DB)
NRC/GT, University of Connecticut, 362 Fairfield Road, U-7, Storrs, CT 06269-2007.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, Storrs, CT.