ERIC Number: ED344403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Shadow of the Future: Serving Ohio's Gifted Students.
Stephens, Thomas M.
This paper examines the present conditions of gifted education, both nationally and in Ohio. It offers an historical perspective including a 200 year timeline of milestones in the areas of gifted education programs, legal authority, personnel preparation, public awareness, and testing and identification. Federal and Ohio State support of gifted education is reviewed. Expectations of gifted education to meet economic needs as well as social and educational values are discussed in the context of current educational reform efforts. Ohio's development of a strategic plan for gifted education in the 21st century is described including reorganization of school districts, service to underserved gifted students (e.g., underachieving children, culturally different students, and gifted females), and increasing development of acceleration options. Research findings on acceleration are briefly reviewed. Suggestions address Ohio policy initiatives in the areas of educational programs, legislation, personnel preparation, public awareness, and testing and identification. (41 references) (DB)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Acceleration (Education), Cultural Differences, Delivery Systems, Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Sociology, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Females, Futures (of Society), Gifted, Legal Responsibility, Long Range Planning, Program Development, School Districts, Special Education, State Aid, State Programs, Talent Identification, Teacher Education, Underachievement
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Challenges in Gifted Education: Developing Potential and Investing in Knowledge for the 21st Century; see EC 301 131.