ERIC Number: EJ726726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-22
Reference Count: 28
State Laws for Gifted Education: An Overview of the Legislation and Regulations
Zirkel, Perry A.
Roeper Review, v27 n4 p228 Sum 2005
In states that do not have legislation or regulations providing specific and strong requirements for gifted education (i.e., individually defined and enforceable rights akin to those under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [IDEA]), the "case law"--the published hearing/review officer and court decisions concerning who is eligible as gifted and, for those who are eligible, what is their educational entitlement--has been adverse to plain tiff-parents (Zirkel, 2004). The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented has recently published an exhaustive, impartial, and yet relatively compact synthesis of the law specific to gifted education. In addition to summarizing the case law, the monograph includes an appendix that provides a tabular analysis, excerpted provisions, and legal citations of the pertinent statutes and regulations (Zirkel, 2003). This article provides an overview of this updated detailed tabulation, with a more specific discussion about this legislative and regulatory framework. However, this article is limited to these binding sources of law and is not subject to the limitations of survey research.
Descriptors: State Legislation, State Agencies, Laws, Academically Gifted, Special Education, Educational Policy, Court Litigation
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act