Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Gifted children--Education; Rural children--Education;
Gifted and talented students in rural areas have barriers that are specific to them. Through a review of literature on gifted and talented students in rural schools this writer has determined five barriers to effective educational programming: (1) Anti-intellectualism as a societal attitude; (2) isolation of rural gifted students; (3) the all-encompassing role of the gifted and talented teacher; (4) inadequate curricular or programming opportunities; and (5) lack of funding.
The review and analysis of literature on the rural gifted and talented include the recommendation that much more research needs to be conducted in the area of service to rural gifted and talented students. Specific recommendations are made for addressing and overcoming each of the discovered barriers.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
William Lee Waack
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©1998 Linda K. Mehaffy Moehring
Moehring, Linda K., "Barriers to effective programming of rural gifted and talented students" (1998). Graduate Research Papers. 1200.