ERIC Number: ED244534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-15
Reference Count: N/A
Public Hearing on Education for the Gifted and Talented. (Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 15, 1982). Volume I.
National Commission on Excellence in Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Concerns regarding education for the gifted and talented and excellence in education are addressed in this first volume of a 1982 public hearing. Issues considered in the hearing include: the impact of technological advancements on education; the struggle between the conflicting educational goals of excellence and equity; the need to support advanced training in education and other fields; the importance of research funds to develop quality programs for gifted education; the funding of demonstration programs for exemplary gifted education efforts; the need for teachers who are inspirational for gifted individuals; areas of the regular curriculum that need to be considered in meeting the needs of bright youngsters; reasons for declining tests scores; the need to revise current conceptions of talent and talent development at the conceptual level and at the policy level; the need to link special status of able students to excellent performance rather than to a high score on a screening test; a definition of giftedness that includes specific talents, creativity, leadership, and physical ability; and a proposal that a national effort be undertaken to replace current measures of general academic promise with more refined, specific diagnostic instruments. (SW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Excellence in Education (ED), Washington, DC.