Open Access Graduate Research Paper
This study addressed the perceptions of gifted students about their school libraries. It was conducted in Waterloo, Iowa. city of an approximate population of 65,000 The study attempted to answer the questions: 1) What are the reading habits of gifted readers? 2) How do gifted students perceive their library meets their independent reading needs? 3) Are there significant differences in perceptions based on sex, grade cluster, and reading habits? 4) Do books recommended by gifted students exist in local school library collections? and 5) Does this list of books validate general perceptions of their libraries? Data were collected from students based on a survey constructed by the researcher. Results verified the only significant difference was by grade cluster, with intermediate students concluding libraries tended not to meet their needs. Recommendations were made to develop in-service on needs of gifted readers, and to improve communication between librarians, teachers, and students at the intermediate level.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Mary Nan Aldridge
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©1986 Cheryl Rae Gullett
Gullett, Cheryl Rae, "The perceptions of gifted students on the adequacy of their school libraries for meeting their independent reading needs" (1986). Graduate Research Papers. 2474.