ERIC Number: ED056244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Education of the Gifted and Talented - Volume 2: Background Papers (Appendixes).
Marland, S. P., Jr.
Background papers prepared in conjunction with the national survey of the gifted and talented are presented as appendixes to the study reported in ED 056243. Papers in Appendix A consider the characteristics of the gifted and talented, the question of why we should be concerned with them (are special programs undemocratic, will regular children be deprived, what benefits will be derived), the problem of identification, the benefits of special programs (including administrative arrangements, early childhood programs, and current public school structure), the necessary components of a good program, preparation of teachers and other personnel, the cost of programs for the gifted, and the educational implications of research. Appendix B presents an analysis of problems and priorities-advocate survey and statistics sources (results from a survey sent to 239 experts). An analysis of hearings held at the regional level, state laws for the education of the gifted, comparisons of gifted and average students in the Project TALENT populations, and case studies from California, Connecticut, Illinois, and Georgia are reported. The results of structured interviews conducted with OE staff and with others ars are presented in Appendix G, the assessment of present U.S. Office of Education delivery system to gifted and talented children and youth. (RJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.