ERIC Number: ED367108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Participation of Students Who Are Identified as Gifted and Talented in Minnesota's Open Enrollment Option. Research Report No. 11. Enrollment Options for Students with Disabilities.
Lau, Matthew Y.; And Others
The extent to which gifted and talented students participated in Minnesota's Open Enrollment Option was investigated via a survey of 26 gifted students who transferred to nonresident schools and comparison of results with those of a survey of 60 students without special needs. Results indicated that academic and educational concerns were some of the main reasons that prompted gifted students to transfer. Specific concerns were provision of more advanced courses, more course variety, better teachers, and stronger academic reputation. The most valuable sources of information about the open enrollment option were the mass media and the school principal. Parents of students with special talents moderately increased their involvement at their chosen school compared to their former school. Most parents expressed satisfaction with the option, though many experienced transportation problems. (Contains 23 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Coll. of Education.
Note: For other reports in this series, see ED 343 361-364, EC 302 748, and EC 302 805-811.