ERIC Number: ED177785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Issues in Gifted Education.
Gallagher, James J.; And Others
Four papers address issues of identification, secondary program alternatives, guidance to develop creativity, and needed research in gifted education. In the first paper, "Some Creative Dimensions to the Issue of Identification," E. Torrance analyzes the problem of idntifying and cultivating creative giftedness in an unfavorable national climate. He emphasizes the need to shift from standardized, stimulus-response tests, describes a successful program based on assessment of intellectual and creative potentials, and lists guidelines for measuring creative thinking and skills, A. Passow's paper, "Secondary Schools: Program Alternatives for the Gifted/Talented," outlines nine programs which provide alternatives for gifted/talented students. Program differentiated approaches are seen to include curricular changes, administrative organizational modifications, and community based experiential learning. In the third paper, "The Use of Developmental Stage Theory in Helping Gifted Children Become Creative," J. Gowan suggest the need to enhance creativity by encouraging right hemisphere brain function. J. Gallagher's paper, "Research Needs for Education of the Gifted" points out the need for studies on such topics as the definition of giftedness, design of programs for the culturally different gifted, and development of ways to stimulate or train creativity. (CL)
Descriptors: Creative Development, Creative Thinking, Developmental Stages, Evaluation Methods, Gifted, Guidelines, Nontraditional Education, Research Needs, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Talent, Talent Identification
Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, 535 East Main Street, Ventura, California 93009 ($5.50, 10% discount for 100 or more copies)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National/State Leadership Training Inst. on the Gifted and Talented, Los Angeles, CA.