ERIC Number: ED146457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Development of Curricula for Vocational Preparation of the Gifted and Talented Students in Secondary and Post-Secondary Education. Final Technical Report.
South Dakota Univ., Vermillion. School of Education.
Objectives of the project were (1) to call the attention of secondary and postsecondary faculties to the opportunities in vocational programs for gifted and talented students to work toward their career goals, (2) to assist guidance counselors to recognize opportunities for the gifted and talented in vocational programs, (3) to encourage school administrators to make specific plans for recruiting and enrolling the gifted and talented in appropriate vocational programs, (4) to develop a resource guide for vocational teachers to use in individualizing programs and courses to provide for the unique interests and abilities of gifted and talented students, and (5) to prepare a manual for guidance counselors which will include recommendations for counseling gifted and talented students about vocational education programs and their usefulness in career planning. A major project component was to conduct five conferences during which teams from each of the fifty states and territories would develop a plan of action for implementing the inclusion of the gifted and tal!nted in a local and area vocational program within their respective states. Conclusions of a third-party evaluation based on examination of objectives and their achievement included the following: Awareness of the theme and its implications to the total field of education was presented and well received across the nation, and it is safe to presume that an impact has been made as a result of the dissemination of curricular materials. Appended to the report is the 140-page product of the five conferences, the fifty state plans of action for vocational preparation of gifted and talented students. (The teacher resource guide, counselor manual, and brochure developed during the project are available separately.) (JT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Curriculum Development Branch.
Authoring Institution: South Dakota Univ., Vermillion. School of Education.
Note: For related documents see CE 013 871-874 ; Colored pages 177-182 may reproduce poorly