ERIC Number: ED244536
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 III.
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 third volume of a 1982 public hearing. Statements from professional associations and from the public concerning education for the gifted are provided. The following positions are taken: there must be increased development of fully-funded education programs for gifted, talented, and creative students; ongoing communication is needed to inform practitioners on educational developments in other states; research is needed along with professional development and teacher training, and summer programs; there is limited understanding of what gifted young children aged 4 to 8 are capable of doing; and in order to better calibrate standardized tests by which the performance and abilities of students are measured, government-sponsored research and development funds are essential. Information is provided on: a 2-week summer institute for gifted and talented high school seniors from Maine; an enrichment program to promote articulation from high school to college for gifted and talented students at Southeastern Massachusetts University; results of a study on the progress of gifted students in special programs; social and emotional components of giftedness; nonachieving gifted students; and a mentor program using volunteer adult professionals to work with the gifted. (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