Graduate Research Papers


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This investigation describes the need for ongoing qualitative evaluation of gifted programs in rural Iowa, Area Education Agency 14 school districts, in order to plan curricular modifications that match better the unique needs of the gifted learner. The research questions addressed in the study included questions about modifications in curricular content, process, and product. It was found that curricular modifications in process occurred the most frequently, followed by modifications in product, and least often found were modifications in content. The most frequent curricular modification in content was in the area of creative and critical thinking, with the least frequent being content modifications in the regular classroom. The most frequent modifications in process involved group interaction activities, with the least frequent modifications being in opportunities to address real problems. The most frequent modification in product was the opportunity to be a better producer or learner, with the least frequent modification being opportunities for products or performances to be directed to real audiences.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Division of Education for the Gifted

First Advisor

William Waack

Second Advisor

Marvin Heller


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