ERIC Number: ED204920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Qualitatively Different Education: Report of the Committee on the Gifted.
Spencerport Central Schools, NY.
A committee of three parents of gifted children, three teachers interested in gifted education, three elementary principals, and the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in the Spencerport (New York) Central School District was established to study the educational needs of the elementary grade gifted child. Sections of the committee's report provide information on the following: student needs, myths about the gifted, philosophy of the school district, definition of giftedness, identification procedures, recommendations regarding types of educational programs, program objectives, teaching suggestions, curriculum design, teacher selection, inservice education, communications within the system, support systems, administrative responsibility, program evaluation, program budget, and committee activities timeline. Among appendixes are a list of the nine programs visited, a copy of the needs assessment questionnaire, information on the Renzulli Scales, questions for identifying the gifted, characteristics of the gifted, a parent observation form, a table on stating behavioral objectives for classroom instruction, and a chart showing components of a gifted program. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Spencerport Central Schools, NY.