ERIC Number: ED232408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Educating Gifted and Talented Pupils in Alberta: Report of the Minister's Task Force on Gifted and Talented Pupils [and] Summary Report.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.
A task force report on education for gifted and talented pupils in Alberta, Canada, provides information on the need and status of such programs. Three main sources of information were tapped: written and oral submissions, the research literature, and the knowledge and experience of task force members. Findings are reported in six general areas: the nature of giftedness, identification procedures, programs and delivery systems, inservice education and training of teachers, evaluation, and provincial initiatives. Issues and topics from written submissions are charted. Among recommendations offered by the task force are that 3-5% of the general school population be used as a guideline for proportions of gifted students; that identification involve several different procedures; that all school jurisdictions designate a staff member to be responsible for coordination and communication regarding the education of gifted and talented pupils; that responsibility for inservice teacher education be shared by appropriate agencies; and that research centers be established that are integrated with a provincial clearinghouse service. A summary of the report is provided in a separate document. (CL)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Talent, Talent Identification
Alberta Dept. of Education, Planning Services Branch, Devonian Bldg., West Tower, 11160 Jasper Ave., Edmondton, Alberta T5K 0L2 (while supply lasts).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.