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Keywords

Individualized instruction; Gifted children--Education;

Abstract

Iowa requires documentation of qualitatively differentiated curriculum for identified talented and gifted students by schools using allowable growth funding. In response to this directive, a local special education Individual Education Plan (IEP) documentation format was modified to a Personal Education Plan (PEP) format for gifted learners.

Construction and refinement of the format continued over a seven year period. The use of the familiar IEP process seemed to afford credibility and was readily accepted by staff, parents, and administration. The PEP format held the program for gifted and talented to a high standard of accountability, and a six step model evolved from implementation. The importance of systematic diagnosis of needs and the prescription of defensible programming interventions was stressed. The model has proven to be a useful tool in writing effective PEPs and could be beneficial to other school districts.

Year of Submission

1997

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Gregory P. Stefanich

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Date Original

1997

Object Description

1 PDF file (25 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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