ERIC Number: ED233525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Legitimizing Provision for Gifted Children: An Australian Perspective. Discussion Paper No. 12.
The paper reviews the history and considers future aspects of providing education to intellectually gifted children in Australia. The period of 1960-1975 is seen as one of limited interest in gifted education, while the years 1976-80 are classified as times of greater experimentation on a state by state basis. The third and current phase is considered in terms of its political and economic context. Conditions indicating the legitimation of special provisions for gifted students are listed (including implementation through all levels of schooling and open evaluation as a routine part of practice). Among change strategies cited are efforts to relax rigid school structures and joint advocacy with proponents of the disadvantaged, the less able, and other groups. Implications for federal and state education policy are addressed. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Australia Education Dept., Perth.
Note: Paper presented at the World Congress on Gifted and Talented Children (4th, Montreal, Canada, August 1981).