ERIC Number: ED176525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Training Needs of Teachers for the Gifted and Talented in the Elementary Schools of Ohio.
Turrell, Ronald S.
The study investigated programs for elementary level gifted and talented students available in all Ohio public school districts and training programs for teachers of the gifted and talented available in 51 Ohio colleges approved for teacher education. Surveys, visitations, and interviews were used to collect the data. Among five major conculsions were that the majority of Ohio public school systems did not have operational gifted/talented programs at the time of the study (1978), that most programs did not have a program coordinator who met Ohio standards for state funding, and that there is a lack of agreement between Ohio public school systems, Ohio teacher educational institutions, and teachers of the gifted on the most desirable types of teacher training. Five major recommendations of the study include the following: improve articulation between teacher educators and public school systems regarding the gifted teacher's training needs, and increase the number of Ohio teacher education institutions which offer graduate level degree programs. Appended are the survey instruments, letters of transmittal, interview checklists, sample identification instruments and tests, descriptions of six programs for the gifted and talented, and college course descriptions for teachers of the gifted and talented. (PHR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Walden Univ., Naples, FL.
Note: A Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Walden University