ERIC Number: ED132792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May-30
Assessment of Present United States Office of Education Delivery System to Gifted and Talented Children and Youth. Report to United States Office of Education.
Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Reported are the findings of an assessment of the U.S. Office of Education (USOE) delivery system for educational programs to gifted and talented children at the elementary and secondary level. The report is divided into four sections: part I, which covers the purpose and origins of the study, the methodology used, a summary of results, and a framework for further programing; part II, which contains the information concerning USOE programs serving gifted and talented students that was uncovered through interviewing USOE personnel; part III, which includes descriptions of what happens operationally to program priorities and decisions at each level within the hierarchy of a delivery system, starting at the federal level, with the end purpose of affecting the classroom activities and programs of elementary and secondary school children; and part IV, in which lists are provided of a series of strategies that USOE might follow in setting up an internal agency for gifted and talented students. It is concluded that there is virtually no USOE delivery system of educational programs for the gifted and talented students in the county. Major factors accounting for this situation are noted to include lack of public support for emphasis on gifted and talented children except by parents of such children; no categorical federal legislation which establishes gifted and talented children as a targeted population; the nonintervention relationship of the federal government to state and local educational agencies; and lack of federal or national educational focus on and leadership within the area. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.