ERIC Number: ED405710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
A Portrayal of the Gifted in Magazines: An Initial Analysis.
Lewis, Joan D.; Karnes, Frances A.
This report discusses the findings of a study that investigated the number of magazine articles focusing on gifted and talented children. Results found that between January 1, 1982 and December 31, 1996, 170 articles on gifted and talented children were located. The largest number of articles published was found to be in 1984 (12 percent), followed by 1983, 1987, 1990, and 1994 (9 percent each), 1982 and 1985 (8 percent each), 1986 and 1993 (6 percent each), 1989 (5 percent), 1988, 1991, 1992, and 1995 (4 percent each), and 1996 (3 percent so far). The largest number of articles were found in education-related magazines. The diminished number of articles dealing with the needs of gifted children is discussed, and recommendations are made for increasing the number of published articles on gifted education and making use of magazines as a public relations tool. Appendices include tables with the magazines, authors, and titles for each year of the study. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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