ERIC Number: ED242120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Needed Competencies for Teaching Gifted and Talented Students.
Shaklee, Beverly D.; Amos, Neil G.
Surveys on competencies for teaching gifted and talented students were completed by 96 elementary and secondary teachers of the gifted. Ss were asked to rate actual and desirable competencies and to report on a number of personal and demographic variables. Findings revealed 12 areas demonstrating the most significant discrepancy between actual and desired competence including familiarity with screening and assessment instruments and methods, curriculum development to foster affective and cognitive processes, development of interpersonal skills to strengthen self concept, and communication of program goals and objectives to regular classroom teachers and the public. Teachers with more teaching experience and education expressed a more positive view of their actual competencies. Implications for teacher education were noted. Questionnaires are attached. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State.