ERIC Number: ED254969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Report of the West Virginia Task Force on the Education of Intellectually Gifted Students.
Jones, Barbara, Ed.
The report examines services for the gifted in West Virginia and offers recommendations for improving those services. In chapter 1, "Study of Best Practices in Educating Gifted Children," Patricia Bruce Mitchell outlines findings from a literature and interview analysis regarding best practices in gifted education, including exemplary process models for integrating regular and special education and exemplary models for curriculum development. Conclusions are drawn regarding appropriate service configurations, placement decisions criteria, and the amount of time that should be spent in regular and gifted education programs. Subsequent chapters focus on the task force's findings regarding programmatic definition (including program staffing and management), curriculum sequence (basic learning outcomes, extended learning outcomes, process skills, and skills in understanding self and society), program delivery (options for alternative placements), and program assurances. Recommendations are presented on a number of topics, including needs assessment, curriculum, staffing, program management, and evaluation. The report also presents an action plan for implementation of the recommendations. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Bureau of Learning Systems.
Identifiers: West Virginia