ERIC Number: ED198672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes Toward Programs for Gifted Children.
Cavin, Janis Ivie
A questionnaire to measure attitudes toward gifted programs was given to 113 teachers, 23 administrators, and 91 parents. Seven areas were investigated: definition, characteristics, identification, educational needs, funding priority, teacher characteristics, and current provisions. Among findings were the following: parents, as a group, were less informed and less critical of existing public school programs than were teacher and administrator groups; individuals with a college degree tended to respond in greater agreement with expert opinion than did their noncollege counterparts; the group which reported having had a gifted close friend was in closer agreement with literature on gifted student characteristics than the group of persons who did not report having had a gifted close friend; and respondents appeared to share an overall favorable impression of what the gifted student is likely to be. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (11th, Las Cruces, NM, 1980).