ERIC Number: ED212103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Education of Gifted Students: A Discussion Paper.
Australian Schools Commission, Canberra.
The monograph examines educational services for gifted and talented children in Australia. Issues in the definition and identification of giftedness are examined, including the difficulties of evaluating potential, the effects of minority group culture upon identification, and the problems of underachievement. Issues and options in educational programs for the gifted and talented are explained to include enrichment, curriculum adaptation, and special interest centers. Characteristics of teachers, curriculum, student selection, philosophy, staff orientation, evaluation plan, and administration arrangement are considered. Current provisions in government schools in Australia are summarized for New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory, and the Northern Territory. A final section suggests further considerations for teacher training, curriculum development, research, and support services. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Schools Commission, Canberra.
Note: Print is poor in parts. For related document, see EC 141 505.