ERIC Number: ED244535
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 II.
National Commission on Excellence in Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Perspectives regarding education for the gifted and talented and excellence in education are addressed in this second volume of a 1982 public hearing. In addition to reports from Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut, and New York, education of the gifted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is discussed, along with a study about programs for high-ability students. Testimony provided by state representatives, administrators, teachers, curriculum directors, researchers, and students covers the following topics: Rhode Island's concept of incentive funding for gifted/talented programs; elementary programs; students' views on the development of their critical research and problem solving skills; the effect of the "back to basics" movement on gifted/talented education; distinguishing characteristics of the creatively gifted child; issues pertaining to specialized training and certification of teachers of the gifted/talented; high school and college articulation; the need for financial support for the education of the gifted/talented and the federal role; a concept 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.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Maine; New York; Rhode Island