ERIC Number: ED246604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Gifted and Talented Program Study. Division of Public Schools Analysis and Recommendations [and] Report of the Gifted and Talented Program Study.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Public Schools.
The report presents recommendations made by a panel of experts in gifted education regarding education for gifted students in Florida. Among recommendations are those for increasing minority representation in gifted programs, modifying the state definition to complement general intellectual ability with specific academic aptitude, using a multiple criteria matrix for eligibility decisions, and creating greater flexibility in program planning for gifted students. Specific recommendations for actions by the Florida Legislature, State Board of Education, Department of Education, and school districts are presented. A timeline from 1983-84 through 1987 is offered. The complete text of the report is included, with sections on the history of the study; findings regarding definitions; issues in screening, evaluation, and eligibility; aspects of programing and curriculum; and a discussion of program evaluation processes. Recommendations and implications of each section are presented. Among seven appendixes are commissioned papers on such topics as an international perspective on gifted and talented programs, and characteristics of the home environment of potentially gifted minority children. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Public Schools.
Note: Statistical tables in Appendix G are marginally legible. Selected commissioned papers have been analyzed; see EC 162 813-815. Prepared by the Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.