ERIC Number: ED216206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education for Gifted and Talented Students. Information Series No. 236.
Milne, Bruce G.
The way to the future may well be through America's gifted and talented youth. High technology demands the talents of these young people. Gifted and talented students are multitalented. They have many interests and the curiosity and persistence to pursue them. Many are especially interested in technical subjects. Vocational education can offer excellent career options for these students. In order for vocational educators to contribute to the career development of gifted and talented students, they must have information that will enable them to identify these students and to develop strategies for providing them with appropriate programming. Suggestions for preparing more gifted and talented students through vocational education include the following: (1) improve the image of vocational education through public relations programs; (2) obtain training in relevant new technologies; (3) obtain information about working with gifted and talented students; (4) evaluate programs in light of the needs of gifted and talented students and assess the potential of those programs for both attracting and effectively serving such students; (5) develop differentiated programs and individualized instruction; and (6) establish a communications network to disseminate information on programs for gifted and talented students in vocational education. (Sources through which vocational educators may obtain additional resources on this topic are contained in the paper.) (KC)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Resources, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Gifted, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, Student Recruitment, Talent, Vocational Education
The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, National Center Publications, Box F, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210, (IN 236, $4.95; quantity discounts available--write for information).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.