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Volume 5, Issue 3 (1976)

Teaching for Self-Directed Learning: A Priority for the Gifted and Talented

pp. 36—49

If you would ever like to start a lengthy and heated discussion among educators, one effective technique is to bring up the question of “educational goals.” Because of the complex nature of our society, and the many goals and needs of our people, it is understandable (and probably desirable) that education serves many different purposes. While it would certainly seem fruitless to propose that any one set of goals should be considered especially important or “relevant,” it does seem quite likely that there are some general purposes which would meet with approval from many parents, students, educators.

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