ERIC Number: ED419341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Public Attitudes Toward Education for the 'Gifted' in Ontario.
Grayson, J. Paul; Hall, Michael H.
This report discusses the findings of a survey that asked 1,048 Ontario residents whether special enrichment classes should be provided to bright students at any cost, whether bright students should be provided with special enrichment classes only if resources are not taken away from classes of average students, or if bright students should not be provided with special enrichment classes at all. Results found: (1) the majority (63 percent) of participants gave only qualified support for special gifted education, 19 percent gave no support, and only 13 percent gave full support to education for the gifted; (2) those aged 60 or older were more inclined than others to give no support to special education for the gifted; (3) no differences were found between public and separate school supporters; (4) the lower the education of the participant, the greater the tendency not to support special education for the gifted; and (5) the higher the income the smaller the percentage giving no support to education for the gifted. (Contains 8 figures and 14 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Majority Attitudes, Public Support, Socioeconomic Influences, Special Programs, Surveys
Institute for Social Research, York University, 4700 Keele Street, North York, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3; telephone: 416-736-5061; fax: 416-736-5749.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: York Univ., Toronto (Ontario). Inst. for Social Research.
Identifiers - Location: Canada