ERIC Number: ED208507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Special Interest Centres. Planning Report.
Wood, Jack M.
The basic philosophy underlying many contemporary developments in educational theory and practice is the concept of "equal opportunity" within an education system as distinct from the older concept of "equal education" for all. This research project investigated alternative educational environments that could be designed to more effectively develop the capabilities of children with special interests and talents. The report examines existing Special Interest Centres in countries such as Australia, England, the United States of America, India, and the Soviet Union, and also various selection procedures used to identify talented children. The major section of the report focusses upon six organizational designs that could be used as blueprints for organizing education for talented children. (Author)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Admission Criteria, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Evaluation Methods, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Measurement Techniques, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Special Education, Student Interests, Talent Identification
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Victoria Education Dept. (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; Special Interest Centers