Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Gifted children -- Education (Secondary); Exceptional children; Gifted persons;
This study evaluated the gifted program of an urban school district in the Midwestern United States. Fifteen identified gifted students ( 4 male, 11 female; 11 European-American, 4 African-American; 7 ninth grade, 4 tenth grade, and 4 eleventh grade students) participated in the study by replying to a survey. High school gifted student attitudes toward achievement and motivation were examined and open-ended prompts supplied information on program strengths and weaknesses. Results indicate that participation in the program has led to the development of critical thinking skills, increased students ' desires to strive for excellence, and allowed students to examine different perspectives. Students suggested the program should add more independent work, more challenging and in-depth project work to courses, incorporate more advanced work into regular coursework, and continue to provide opportunities for gifted students to interact with their intellectual peers.
Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Audrey C. Rule
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©2013 Stacey M. Jambura
Jambura, Stacey M., "Gifted student achievement and motivation levels related to participation in gifted programming" (2013). Graduate Research Papers. 129.