ERIC Number: ED345417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-10
Reference Count: N/A
Gifted Children and Adolescents--Research and Education in Europe. Final Report by the General Rapporteur on the Educational Research Workshop (Nijmegan, The Netherlands, July 23-26, 1991).
Van Boxtel, Herman
This final report summarizes results of a 1991 conference of an Educational Research Workshop on gifted children and adolescents held by the Council of Cultural Cooperation. The report identifies major points from the keynote papers and then summarizes the discussions of the working groups. The contents of the keynote papers and the discussions are then integrated and conclusions drawn. Finally, 10 recommendations are made. Key ideas of the keynote papers (by Pieter Span, Kurt Heller, Joan Freeman, Andrzej Sekowski, Laurence Reiben, Ake Edfeldt, and Candido Genovard) include the following: capacity definitions of giftedness are out of date with performance oriented models gaining acceptance; multiple information sources and measures are recommended for identification; services within the regular school system are usually preferable to special schools and classes; and legislation and services need to respect individual differences. The 10 recommendations address: the importance of individual differences, the special problems of gifted females, provisions within the regular school system, instructional development, teacher training, acceleration, special classes, research needs, and parents' associations. (DB)
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Comparative Education, Educational Environment, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Individual Differences, Instructional Development, Mainstreaming, Needs Assessment, Research Needs, Special Classes, Talent, Teacher Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).