ERIC Number: ED201090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Education of the Gifted in Florida: An Occasional Paper.
Cain, Robert G.; And Others
The authors report on findings from a questionnaire on the education of gifted students in Florida completed by 226 superintendents, administrators, and teachers (elementary and secondary). Among findings are that counselors, psychologists, and classroom teachers were the staff principally involved in screening of referral; school psychologists were the most frequently named professional in placement staffing followed by counselors and parents; the county program administrator was most frequently named as evaluator of gifted programs; the majority of gifted students in the participants' schools were assigned to enrichment classes part time; no single theoretical orientation predominated; creative/productive thinking was the curricular emphasis most frequently noted, followed by general intellectual ability, leadership, and specific academic aptitude; and areas identified as most in need of change included attitudes of educators toward gifted education, teacher preparation, and guidance and counseling of the gifted. (CL)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Referral, State of the Art Reviews, Talent Identification, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Educational Research and Development Council, Inc., Ft. Myers.