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The Emerging National and State Concern

by David M. Jackson - 1979

A slow but steady development has characterized the federal concern for the gifted and talented since the late 1960s. This effort has coalesced with the diffused efforts of several pioneering states to produce what can now be viewed as an initial effort of truly national dimensions. While the most recent attention on the part of federal and state governments is best viewed as continuous with earlier attempts, current federal activity springs most directly from the Education Amendments of i969, and specifically from an amendment offered by Congressman John Erlenborn of Illinois.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 78, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 80 Number 5, 1979, p. 45-62
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19344, Date Accessed: 10/17/2021 12:00:17 AM

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