ERIC Number: ED057530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-30
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Analytical Studies of Selected Educational Data. Supplement: Consultant Interpretation of Findings. Volume II of II.
Plantec, Peter M.; And Others
Three papers by experts in the field of education for gifted children present interpretive comments on one of three research efforts (a School Staffing Survey) whose data were analytically studied in a companion volume (EC 040 763). The School Staffing Survey, which included a representative sample of elementary and secondary schools, gathered principals' responses to questionnaires on staffing patterns and instructional programs. Data analyzed concerned the actual state of education for the gifted in the schools surveyed. Louis Fliegler's commentary on the survey notes in summary that separate classes are the predominant instructional approach at the secondary level and that data indicate that American education is far from the goal of educating each child to his optimum level. Sol Tannenbaum comments on data showing failure of the schools to identify giftedness or program for it and recommends specific further statistical explorations of the available data. Virgil S. Ward's paper treats survey problems, research methodology, and analysis of data from specific items on the survey. (KW)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Operations Research, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.