ERIC Number: ED377671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Inclusive Schools, School Restructuring, Staff Development, Student Centered Curriculum, Trend Analysis
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
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).