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ERIC Number: ED002242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Mar
Pages: 14
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A STATE PLAN TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SCHOOL SERVICES TO GIFTED CHILDREN.
JACKSON, DAVID M.
THE STATE OF ILLINOIS PLAN TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SCHOOL SERVICES TO GIFTED CHILDREN WAS DESCRIBED. IN THE PERIOD FROM 1959 TO 1963, A SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT WAS OPERATED WITH STATE SUPPORT. IT ASSISTED THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN DETERMINING WHETHER LEGISLATION WAS NEEDED AND ASSISTED THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN PROVIDING FOR GIFTED CHILDREN. A SERIES OF PRINCIPLES FOR STATE ACTION AND A SERIES OF TENTATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS WERE FORMULATED--(1) GIFTED CHILDREN EXIST WITHIN ALL LEVELS OF SOCIETY, WITHIN ALL RACIAL AND ETHNIC GROUPS, AND IN EVERY KIND OF HOME. (2) A STATE PLAN MUST TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE WAYS IN WHICH INNOVATION OCCURS IN SCHOOLS. (3) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHOULD DELEGATE MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE OPERATION OF SCHOOLS TO THE LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION, WHICH WOULD ASSIST AND ENCOURAGE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS. (4) STUDY AND EXPERIMENTATION SHOULD CONTINUE WITH STATE SUPPORT SO THAT IMPROVEMENT MAY BE CONTINUOUS AND RESPONSIVE TO NEW SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS. THE GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS SPONSORED CONFERENCES ON DEVELOPING THE TALENTS OF ALL ILLINOIS YOUTH, MADE PROVISION IN HIS BUDGET FOR FUNDS NEEDED TO IMPLEMENT THE STATE PLAN, AND RECOMMENDED ENACTMENT OF THE PROGRAM. THE SCHOOL PROBLEMS COMMISSION WAS EFFECTIVE IN SEEKING AND EXAMINING EVIDENCE IN THE AREA OF GIFTED CHILDREN, AND IN SECURING FAVORABLE LEGISLATIVE ACTION ON A COMPREHENSIVE STATE PLAN TO MEET SOME OF THE MAJOR PROBLEMS. REIMBURSEMENT TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS WAS APPROPRIATED AT $4 MILLION. REIMBURSEMENT IS PROVIDED FOR ANY DISTRICT WHICH SUBMITS AN APPROVED PLAN FOR IMPROVING THE DISTRICT'S SERVICES TO GIFTED CHILDREN.
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Identifiers: ILLINOIS; Illinois (Urbana)