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The purpose of this study is to examine the needs and achievements of gifted girls. Girls are being identified at the elementary level, yet there is a continuous noticeable decline in academic achievement through their academic career. Of special interest are the subject areas of mathematics and science, since these are where the greatest decrease occurs. Through a review of literature the following questions will be answered: 1. What causes the gifted female to manifest diminished achievement in mathematics and science? 2. Who has the most influence on the attitudes of gifted females? 3. What can be done to help the gifted female overcome feelings of inferiority to male counterparts, especially in the areas of mathematics and science? 4. What roles do significant others (parents, teachers, counselors) have in shaping the future of the gifted female? 5. What programs have been implemented to help gifted girls and how effective have they been? 6. What career opportunities are available and to what degree are females aware of career options? A comprehensive literature search will be undertaken regarding these research questions. Findings will be synthesized and compiled in order to provide insights and 6 guidances for those who are responsible for educating and guiding intellectually capable females.

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Master of Arts in Education


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Division of Educational Media

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Mary Nan Aldridge


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