ERIC Number: ED303927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
Text Selection for Graduate Courses in Gifted Education.
Breiter, Joan C.
The study surveyed colleges to determine what texts were being selected for use in graduate level courses in gifted education. The types and levels of the courses, as well as the reasons for selection of the identified texts, were also determined. A summary of text content plus respondent comments is provided for the most frequently selected texts. Of the 123 questionnaires sent out, 62 individuals from 52 universities and colleges responded. Returns contained information for about 182 courses for which a total of 77 different texts were cited. Eight of the texts were chosen for at least one course by at least five respondents. The most frequently cited reasons for selecting a text were: how well the text covers the basic topics of gifted education; the way materials and topics are explained and discussed; and the presentation and discussion of program models. Among conclusions of the survey were: A wide variety of texts are used in such courses; Texts are often supplemented with periodical articles and/or instructor developed materials; A relatively few number of texts currently enjoy widespread use; Areas remain (such as practica, current issues seminars) for which an appropriate text or handbook is not now available. The text survey questionnaire is appended. The summary of each of the most frequently chosen texts also includes a list of reasons given for the selection and the number of times the text was selected. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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