ERIC Number: ED295406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The 1987 State of the States Gifted and Talented Education Report.
Houseman, Woody, Comp.
The report, based on a survey of state directors of programs for the gifted, is intended to provide an accurate portrait of gifted education throughout the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Data are presented tabularly and by the specific responses to survey questions for the following survey topics: state policies and practices; funding for fiscal year 1987, state support services, local education agency services, private and public collaboration, state progress/needs. For each section a summary discussion provides a national perspective on the topic considered. Sample survey findings include the following: 25 states and Guam have mandated services for the gifted/talented; data concerning state funds for gifted programs were not comparable; 47 states plus Puerto Rico and Guam have recognized gifted and talented education through specific legislation; New Jersey had the highest percentage (9.9) of students receiving services and Idaho had the smallest percentage (1.2); 18 states plus Puerto Rico listed at least one state-sponsored summer institute for training teachers of the gifted. The final section provides individual state summaries which include the state's definition of gifted/talented and a statement on current progress and areas needing improvement. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Delivery Systems, Gifted, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Services, State Aid, State Legislation, State Programs, Talent
Nancy Lukenbill, President, Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted, Office of Public Instruction, Room 106, State Capitol, Helena, MT 59620 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted.