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Home schooling and special programs for gifted children emerged as separate issues in the late 1970s and 1980s. Naisbitt (1982) identifies home schooling as one of the examples of the megatrend away from institutional help and toward self help ln the 80s. A sign of educators' interest in the topic is noted by the fact that 85% of the research done concerning the success of home schooling has been done in the 1980s. Meanwhile, by their own choice or by state mandate, many public schools have implemented programs to serve the gifted in their district. Ignorance of the facts about each of these topics has clouded their true meaning and purpose. While home schoolers are considered by many to be anti-schoolers , and meeting educational needs of the gifted ls viewed by the uninformed as elitist, parents and advocates for each group spend much time and energy trying to educate the public about these aspects of the educational world.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Marvin Heller

Second Advisor

William Waack


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