Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Individualized instruction; Gifted children--Education;
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
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Gregory P. Stefanich
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©1997 Mary Kay Desenberg Johnson
Johnson, Mary Kay Desenberg, "Writing a defensible Personal Education Plan : rationale and design" (1997). Graduate Research Papers. 927.