Carolyn Callahan

Carolyn CallahanCommonwealth Professor

At Curry Since 1973

Callahan is working with colleagues in the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented to finish up studies funded by the U.S. Department of Education. One of these studies is a nationwide test of the efficacy of curriculum in language arts developed for gifted students. The results of a randomized control group study indicate significantly greater gains in achievement for the experimental group.

In the second study, elementary, middle and high school gifted programs across the US were surveyed to provide a comprehensive picture of definitions, identification, curriculum, services, and other aspects of gifted programming at each of the school levels noted.

Finally, in collaboration with the University of Connecticut Callahan is completing a study of STEM schools.  A national survey and site visits to select schools are being used to describe the variety of configurations, philosophies, and programs in these schools and to provide in-depth descriptions of ways in which these schools provide advanced level experiences in science, mathematics, engineering and technology, including an examination of classroom interactions and the ways students experience these programs.  

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