ERIC Number: ED360793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Reform Issues, Including a Dialogue with Lionel R. Meno, Commissioner of Education.
Update on Gifted Education, v2 n2 Fall-Win 1992
This theme issue of "Update on Gifted Education" brings together accounts of diverse efforts being made to encourage excellence and equity in schools. A dialogue with Lionel R. Meno, Commissioner of Education in Texas, stresses how services for gifted students fit into the larger picture of addressing the needs of all students, examines strategies for achieving excellence and equity, explains his positions on program flexibility and homogeneous grouping, and comments on school finance. "Using Higher Level Thinking Skills" (Anne Udall) argues that the ability to think well should be an outcome goal of education and outlines seven realities that teachers must face as they prepare to teach thinking skills. "The Effectiveness of the [Talented and Gifted] TAG Program at Killeen High School: The Students' Perspective" (Katie Bernstein) offers results of a survey of 27 gifted students which determined that students preferred Talented and Gifted programs and Advanced Placement programs over Honor programs. "Results-Based Monitoring: New Directions for Accountability" (Evelyn Levsky Hiatt) describes a system that will determine if there is excellence and equity in programs for gifted students, and lists indicators for academic excellence, program excellence, and compliance. Two annotated bibliographies on gifted education are described, and a question-and-answer section is included. (JDD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Gifted/Talented Education.
Identifiers - Location: Texas