ERIC Number: ED255019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Educating Able Learners: Programs and Promising Practices. A National Study. Executive Summary.
Cox, June; And Others
The paper provides a brief description of the organization and content of the final report of a 4-year study of programs for gifted students. The sections of the final report cover the following: (1) Findings of a survey of the educational backgrounds of MacArthur Fellows, which indicate the importance of parents, good teachers, and supportive peers and notes that school systems reward behavior patterns inappropriate to independent thinkers, researchers, and artists; (2) A survey completed by 400 schools and 1,172 districts, which provides a picture of fragmented and discontinuous programing; (3) Specific illustrations of sound programing practices, including internships and mentor progams and school-college cooperative programs; and (4) Recommendations for administration, identification of talent, program development, staff development and teacher support, and program evaluation. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Richardson (Sid W.) Foundation, Fort Worth, TX.
Note: The full report, "Educating Able Learners: Programs and Promising Practices" by June Cox, Neil Daniel, and Bruce Boston, to be issued by University of Texas Press, Autumn 1985.