ERIC Number: ED194481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Can We Have Equality and Educational Excellence? A Proposal for Maximum Gain for Minimum Investment.
Gallagher, James J.
Not nearly enough money is going into the identification and development of gifted and talented children. Policy is more concerned with eliminating inequity than developing talent. A strong belief in equal treatment and opportunity has been translated into special education efforts for children in crisis, but not for children with special gifts. The federal role in helping gifted students has been tentative, and in comparison with concern for the handicapped, minimal. Budget and legislative decisions have been made not on the basis of what might be of ultimate benefit to society but on what is the greatest immediate crisis. To develop programs for gifted students, key administrative leadership is needed. Established and competent elementary and secondary training programs can provide the base upon which an intensive inservice training program, especially training, and improved leadership is presented. (SAS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education "Needs of Elementary and Secondary Education in the 1980's: A Compendium of Policy Papers." For entire document (microfiche only), see ED 185 660. For individual documents (microfiche and paper copy), see SP 016 934.