ERIC Number: ED399693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Dec-6
Similitude! Energy! Change! An Action Seminar for State Education Agency Directors of Programs for the Gifted and Talented (Washington, D.C., December 6, 1994).
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Worthington. Div. of Special Education.
This report summarizes the actions and outcomes of a seminar attended by State Education Agency (SEA) directors of gifted and talented programs in December 1994. The meeting identified important issues in the gifted field, including: lack of gifted preservice course work and training programs; service for students in the regular classroom; the need for quality assurance through evaluation, state accountability systems, and dissemination of research; the need to mobilize parents; and the need to build on Goals 2000 and other federal legislation. Action steps the directors need to take are described, including: creating a means for communication, dialogue, and meeting with one another; consolidating findings of projects and research; developing and publishing best practice models for identifying and providing services to gifted students; endorsing the adoption of national standards for a more challenging curriculum for all students; and creating a forum that allows SEA directors and preservice/postservice providers to narrow the gap between practice and what is being taught in professional development courses. Appendices include a list of participants, an Ohio Javits Project description, a summary of SEA Action Seminar evaluations, and a comprehensive list of challenging issues developed at the seminar. (CR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Worthington. Div. of Special Education.