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ERIC Number: ED308682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Gifted Education in a Midwest State: Focus on Inservice.
Breiter, Joan C.
This paper explores gifted education and plans for inservice teacher education in gifted education programs in Iowa. A survey was conducted of 238 Iowa public school districts having programs for gifted students. Initial analysis of the data involved a frequency count for each of 13 survey items which rated program emphasis on major provisions of gifted education. These provisions included: areas of talent recognized, use of standardized and nonstandardized tests for talent identification, provisions for continuous assessment, articulation with other schools, administrative grouping modifications, provisions for accelerating gifted students, instructional adaptations, balance in the instructional program, special equipment and facilities, guidance and counseling provisions, community resources, and in-service training for teachers and other personnel. Further analysis of the data identified significant relationships between general program/teacher information and the 13 major provisions, and significant relationships among major provisions. For example, teachers in elementary grades gave high emphasis to administrative grouping modifications, while teachers of other grade levels only reported average emphasis ratings for grouping modifications. Those areas which survey respondents perceived as needing more emphasis are considered candidates for increased in-service activities. A copy of the survey instrument is included. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Iowa