ERIC Number: ED358660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Setting an Agenda: Research Priorities for the Gifted and Talented through the Year 2000.
Renzulli, Joseph S.; And Others
This document reports on a national research needs assessment study which resulted in the identification of research priorities for the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT) through the year 2000. The report addresses: the scope, purpose, and mission of NRC/GT; a rationale for such research, noting six problem areas in program development resulting from limitations of previous research; the design of the needs assessment study; and the needs assessment methodology, which involved surveying 13,749 individuals including teachers of the gifted, representatives of collaborative school districts, and members of state research advisory councils. Analysis of the 5,074 returned surveys is reported, including a ranking of 21 recommendations for research. Results suggest a need for future studies in two major categories: (1) the effectiveness of current programs, strategies, and practices; and (2) the cognitive, affective, and motivational needs of students. Specific questions related to each category are listed. Abstracts of 18 current studies for the NRC/GT in these areas are presented. A final section presents the NRC/GT's dissemination model to facilitate the dissemination of research results. (Contains 25 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Instructional Effectiveness, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Research and Development, Research Needs, Student Development, Student Motivation, Student Needs, Talent, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, Storrs, CT.