ERIC Number: ED065952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Hearings Held by Regional Commissioners of Education on Education of the Gifted.
North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.
Provided was an analysis of 10 Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) regional hearings held in 1970 on education of the gifted; three major sources of information explained to have been used in the analysis were the state survey form, oral testimony given at open hearings, and written testimony submitted for the record from the 10 regions. A total of 49 states returned the survey, and a total of 295 persons testified orally or in writing. Selected major findings and topics covered included need to increase stimulation of creativity and to provide for a flexible curriculum, need for early identification, need for better prepared teachers, mention of need for increased federal support of funds by 55% of all witnesses, state action, need for model programs, federal government role, regional differences of testimony, differences of testimony by type of testifier, state legislation in 21 states providing special resources or incentive to local school districts for gifted programs, major deterrent to educational programs identified as lack of sufficient funds, and minimal state use of existing federal legislation. Included is a bibliography of approximately 90 written documents submitted to the hearings. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center.
Identifiers: Department of Health Education and Welfare