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A 5-year model for professional development was created to offer teachers of secondary gifted and talented students in the Dubuque Community School District varied opportunities to expand their repertoire of skills in the area of curriculum differentiation. The model was based on specific concerns about curriculum differentiation expressed by respondents on a questionnaire/needs assessment form sent to all teachers with identified students in one or more classes. Major concerns were found to be: (a) sufficient time for curriculum development to permit differentiation to be incorporated into lesson plans, (b) opportunities to meet with other teachers to share differentiation ideas, (c) structural changes involving time, space, or materials that would make differentiating easier to implement.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Division of Education of the Gifted

First Advisor

William Waack


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Date Original

January 1995

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