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ERIC Number: ED377671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-86586-260-5
Toward a Common Agenda: Linking Gifted Education and School Reform.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Based on a 1994 symposium and intended to be used with a video, this monograph attempts to bring together the perspectives of gifted education and school reform. Individual chapters address the following topics: (1) changes in gifted education, changes in general education, the need to find a balance, a history of tensions, and remaining tensions; (2) common elements and shared contributions of gifted education and school reform, uncertainties, and unresolved issues; (3) sources of power for change, top-down versus bottom-up change strategies, and shared lessons on change; (4) inclusive schools, and expanding perspectives in gifted education and school reform; (5) the student-centered school, high-level learning experiences, and tailoring instruction to fit the learner; (6) reconfiguring time and rethinking staff development; (7) barriers to cooperation and steps to building bridges. Appended are a list of symposium participants and a list of related materials from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education. (Contains 16 references.) (DB)
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($18.50, $13 members; package with video M5089, "Gifted Education and School Reform: Making the Connection," $125, $87.50 members).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Note: A product of the National Training Program for Gifted Education. (Derived from a symposium held May 20-21, 1994).