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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Gifted children -- Education (Secondary); Exceptional children; Gifted persons;

Abstract

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

2013

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Audrey C. Rule

Comments

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Date Original

2013

Object Description

1 PDF file (47 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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