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The effects of NCLB in Gifted and Talented Education Rosa Liliana Sletmoen EDAD 5384 Resource Management in Education The University of Texas at Arlington Dr. Diane Patrick 11/03/2004
Presentation overview Introduction Historical Perspectives of Gifts and Talents Contemporary Legislation Time Line Preparation of Gifted Teachers Gifted Certification Today The effects of NCLB in gifted programs and teachers of the gifted Conclusion
Introduction What is happening to our gifted and talented programs? What is happening to our gifted and talented students? What is happening to our gifted and talented teachers? What is the role of NCLB in gifted programs?
Historical Perspectives of Gifts and Talents The term gifted has had different connotations in the course of history. Early civilizations recognized specific traits like: leadership, verbal, scientific, artistic and logistic abilities, as ideal characteristics in individuals. The above traits were directly related to performance. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the focus was on IQ tests. In 1916 Leta Hollingsworth toyed with the dichotomy of nature versus nurture.
Historical Perspectives of Gifts and Talents cont. In the later part of the 1950’s the term “creativity” gained momentum with researchers like Wallach (1976), Renzulli (1978), Getzels and Jackson (1962), and Guilford (1962). Which led to the commission of the Marland’s report in 1971, and the 1978 Gifted definition (PL 95-561). In 1983 Gardner looked at multiple intelligences where individuals can excel. Tannenbaum (1983) assured that teaching specific skills in different domains will result in the identification of specific gifts.
Contemporary Legislation Time Line Provided by the TAGT May 1987 Mandate approved July 1990 SBE approved rules May 1991 SBE readopted of rules May 1995 Sen. Bill 1 Accountability Added May 1996 SBE Approved Accountability Nov 1996 Developed GT State Plan May 1999 Texas Leg Approved Performance Standards Sept 1999 Rules for GT Reviewed Jan 2000 SBE Adopts Rules May 2001 Distinguished Achievement Plan Dev. Oct 2001 SBE Approved GT Cert. Aug 2002 TEA publishes Reading Strategies for Advanced
NCLB and Gifted and Talented John Merrow (2004) from Online News Hour, wrote that the National Association for Gifted Children reported that in the year 2003, 17 states had no money set aside for gifted programs. Our nation has 3 million students classified as academically gifted. NCLB has negatively impacted the gifted.
Conclusion “When the nation feels vulnerable from external forces, then gifted education flourishes; when the nation is concerned with social inequities, then money is diverted away from gifted education.” Susan Johnsen