Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Since 1983, when The National Commission on Excellence in Education (1984) presented its report, A Nation at Risk, educators in the United States have been involved in widespread reform to improve American public education. By 1987 the Commission reported that at least 40 states had increased the number of academic courses required for a high school diploma, 32 states had changed curriculum standards, and 23 states had taken steps to increase the time that students spend in learning. Mitchell (1986) reported a 350% increase in state funding of programs for gifted students since 1977, and Cross (1987) stated that 50 states had established 300 task forces to develop standards of excellence.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©1989 Janice Elaine Blockus
Blockhus, Janice Elaine, "Professional status of talented and gifted education teachers/coordinators in the state of Iowa, 1988-89" (1989). Graduate Research Papers. 2095.