ERIC Number: ED212102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Issues in the Education of Gifted and Talented Children in Australia and the United States.
Goldberg, Miriam L.
The author examines the status and recent changes in the education of gifted and talented students in Australia and the United States. Seven issues are addressed (sample subtopics in parentheses): ambivalent attitudes toward egalitarianism and excellence (equality of opportunity vs. equality of outcome); definitions and assessment of gifted/talented students (determining talent areas); criteria for judging the appropriateness of special programs for gifted/talented students (match between the program and the characteristics of talent areas); organizational alternatives for content development and delivery (learning settings); staffing issues (teacher preparation and certification); and support for research on the gifted/talented. The desirability of a cross national study is emphasized. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Schools Commission, Canberra.
Note: For related document, see EC 141 506.