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Identifying Gifted Students In Science, Andrea Cary Zirkelbach 2011 Western Kentucky University

Identifying Gifted Students In Science, Andrea Cary Zirkelbach

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Currently, there is no standard protocol to identify students who are gifted in science. If students are identified as gifted early on in elementary school, teachers and parents can foster their interest, increasing the students’ knowledge, value, and affect as well as their willingness to re-engage science (Eccles & Wigfield, 2002; Gottfried & Gottfried, 1996; Häussler 1987; Neber & Schommer-Aikins, 2002; Osborne, 2003; Schunk, Pintrich, & Meece, 2008). In this study, a brief student identification form was developed for elementary school teachers to complete. The form was based on Hidi and Renninger’s (2006) four-phase model of interest development. The form was one piece of a more comprehensive identification protocol ...


Development Of A Math Interest Inventory To Identify Gifted Students From Underrepresented And Diverse Populations, Gabrielle M. Snow 2011 Western Kentucky University

Development Of A Math Interest Inventory To Identify Gifted Students From Underrepresented And Diverse Populations, Gabrielle M. Snow

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The current investigation supports the objectives of Project GEMS (Roberts, 2008), a grant funded program whose objectives include the development and validation of a protocol to identify students from underrepresented and diverse populations as gifted in the content areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Identification of students from low-income and diverse populations as gifted has been a struggle with current assessment techniques (Baldwin, 2005). Project GEMS aims to address this problem through development of interest measures specific to the STEM areas for use within an identification protocol. The current project developed a measure to assess interest in mathematics. The ...


Does A Co-Learner Delivery Model In A Mathematics Methods Course Affect Pre-Service Teacher Candidates’ Self-Efficacy In Teaching Mathematics?,, John J. Ribeiro, Denise DeMagistris 2011 Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Does A Co-Learner Delivery Model In A Mathematics Methods Course Affect Pre-Service Teacher Candidates’ Self-Efficacy In Teaching Mathematics?,, John J. Ribeiro, Denise Demagistris

Teacher Education

This study is related to a previous study (Ribeiro, 2009) that examined teachers’ perceptions of teaching self-efficacy. In the first study the sample consisted of two groups of teachers that took the same professional development course in mathematics. The comparison group took the course in their school district with other teachers and the experimental group took the course with pre-service teachers in a university classroom. After completing the course, both groups were measured in three dimensions of teaching self-efficacy: student engagement, instructional strategies, and classroom climate. Findings indicated that although both groups had significant gains in self-efficacy toward teaching mathematics ...


Ua68/1/2 Student Awards Ceremony, WKU Potter College of Arts & Letters 2011 Western Kentucky University

Ua68/1/2 Student Awards Ceremony, Wku Potter College Of Arts & Letters

WKU Archives Records

Program recognizing outstanding students and mentors of WKU Potter College of Arts & Letters.


2011 Imsaloquium, Student Investigation Showcase, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy 2011 Illinois Math and Science Academy

2011 Imsaloquium, Student Investigation Showcase, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

IMSAloquium Abstract Booklets

"Inquiry Without Boundaries reflects our students’ infinite possibilities to explore their unique passions, develop new interests, and collaborate with experts around the globe."


Loving The World And Our Children Enough--Nurturing Decidedly Different Scientifc Minds, By Design, Stephanie Pace Marshall 2011 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Loving The World And Our Children Enough--Nurturing Decidedly Different Scientifc Minds, By Design, Stephanie Pace Marshall

Publications & Research

Wise world-shaping and problem-solving requires that we and our children think in decidedly different, integral and wise ways. This transformation requires a fundamental shift in consciousness and the emergence of global minds that can creatively live into a new worldview of an interconnected planet and a sustainable and interdependent human family. "The fullness of our humanity and the sustainability of our planet rest with the nurturing of decidedly different minds."


Effective Legislative Advocacy, Glenn W. "Max" McGee 2011 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Effective Legislative Advocacy, Glenn W. "Max" Mcgee

Publications & Research

Fighting for state funding for educating the gifted and talented is an annual battle in our great state. It is time for all of us to work smarter (and harder) to develop a statewide advocacy campaign. Participants in this session will learn from experienced advocates how to work effectively with state legislators and other key policy makers to develop long-term relationships and compelling messages that will resonate in our communities and our Capitol.


Where Would New Orleans Be Without The University Of New Orleans?, Paul Thomas Bole 2011 University of New Orleans

Where Would New Orleans Be Without The University Of New Orleans?, Paul Thomas Bole

Paul Thomas Bole

No abstract provided.


2011 Intersession Catalog, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy 2011 Illinois Math and Science Academy

2011 Intersession Catalog, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

Intersession Catalogs

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The Challenge: Magazine Of The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 26, Winter 2011), Center for Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman Editor 2011 Western Kentucky University

The Challenge: Magazine Of The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 26, Winter 2011), Center For Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman Editor

Gifted Studies Publications

No abstract provided.


Diverse Millennial Students In College: Implications For Faculty And Student Affairs, Fred A. Bonner II, Aretha Marbley, Mary F. Howard-Hamilton 2011 Texas A&M University

Diverse Millennial Students In College: Implications For Faculty And Student Affairs, Fred A. Bonner Ii, Aretha Marbley, Mary F. Howard-Hamilton

Fred A Bonner II

No abstract provided.


Negotiating The 'In-Between:' Liminality And The Construction Of Racial Identity Among African American Male Collegians, Fred A. Bonner II 2011 Texas A&M University

Negotiating The 'In-Between:' Liminality And The Construction Of Racial Identity Among African American Male Collegians, Fred A. Bonner Ii

Fred A Bonner II

No abstract provided.


The Troubling Context Of Urban Education: Instructional Design As A Source Of Transformation For Students Of Color, Petra A. Robinson, Chance W. Lewis 2011 Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway

The Troubling Context Of Urban Education: Instructional Design As A Source Of Transformation For Students Of Color, Petra A. Robinson, Chance W. Lewis

Petra A Robinson

No abstract provided.


Relationship Of Teacher Training Levels To Teacher Referrals For Twice Exceptional Students, Robin A. Jones 2011 Walden University

Relationship Of Teacher Training Levels To Teacher Referrals For Twice Exceptional Students, Robin A. Jones

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Although previous studies have acknowledged the role of teacher training in working with children with special needs, none have investigated the relationship between teacher training and referrals. There is a need to understand the factors that affect K-12 classroom teachers' referrals of twice exceptional (2E) students into gifted programs. Supported by the optimal stimulation theory, the purpose of this quantitative study was to determine if there is a relationship between teacher training and 2E student referrals. The survey method was used to collect data from 102 K-12 teachers in the Ohio school district on their teaching credentials, ranging from no ...


A Mixed Methods Study Of How The Transition Process Impacts The Autonomy Of Pre-Service Secondary Mathematics Teachers, Linda Kasal Fusco 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A Mixed Methods Study Of How The Transition Process Impacts The Autonomy Of Pre-Service Secondary Mathematics Teachers, Linda Kasal Fusco

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This mixed methods study sought to identify the impact that transition into the practice of teaching had on the autonomy of pre-service secondary teachers of Mathematics. It was based on the belief that a Mathematics teacher’s autonomy depended on: beliefs about Mathematics and how it was learned, reflections on the teaching practice, and social constraints of a secondary school culture. Data was collected between January 2009 and March 2010. In Phase I (Quantitative) the participants (N = 30), selected from ten State University of New York teacher preparation colleges and universities, completed five instruments to quantify the three factors of ...


The Complexity Of Reform Efforts In Science Curriculum And Instruction: A Case Study Of The Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Chemistry Teacher, Tang Wee Teo 2011 Illinois Math and Science Academy

The Complexity Of Reform Efforts In Science Curriculum And Instruction: A Case Study Of The Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Chemistry Teacher, Tang Wee Teo

IMSA History

This study explores how teacher-initiated site-based reform in a specialized STEM school is conceptualized and enacted, how and why curriculum reform ideas change in the process of enactment, what qualities of teacher agency are entailed, how these qualities are acquired, interplayed, become generative, and/or are influenced to effect different curriculum reform outcomes, and how different conditions support and further teacher agency to make a more defensible curriculum.

In a critical case study of a highly experienced and qualified science teacher, I follow a teacher who initiated efforts to reform the advanced chemistry curriculum. This teacher wanted to make the ...


Discovering And Developing Diverse Stem Talent: Enabling Academically Talented Urban Youth To Flourish, Stephanie Pace Marshall, Glenn W. "Max" McGee, Eric McLaren, Catherine C. Veal 2011 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Discovering And Developing Diverse Stem Talent: Enabling Academically Talented Urban Youth To Flourish, Stephanie Pace Marshall, Glenn W. "Max" Mcgee, Eric Mclaren, Catherine C. Veal

Publications & Research

The Growing Excellence Gap in K-12 Education, Plucker, Burroughs, and Song (2010) provided compelling evidence that "the presence of an excellence gap is demonstrated on both national and state assessments of student performance," with "economically disadvantaged, English Language Learners, and historically underprivileged minorities representing a smaller proportion of students scoring at the highest levels of achievement" (p. 28). Three "case stories" of students from IMSA illuminate some of the (a) challenges and opportunities inherent in igniting STEM talent in urban youth and ensuring their success; (b) principles for designing and creating learning experiences and environments that ignite and nurture the ...


School Administrators And The Professional Learning Of General Education Teachers Related To Gifted Education: A Delphi Study, Lenore Cortina 2011 Seton Hall University

School Administrators And The Professional Learning Of General Education Teachers Related To Gifted Education: A Delphi Study, Lenore Cortina

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Looking Smart Is Not The Ultimate Goal: An Examination Of A Gifted And Talented Science Program, Kym S. Tan 2011 Edith Cowan University

Looking Smart Is Not The Ultimate Goal: An Examination Of A Gifted And Talented Science Program, Kym S. Tan

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

At Metropolitan High School (MHS) a gifted and talented science program (GTSP) operates to meet the educational needs of exceptional students. Academic achievement is dependent on many factors including cognitive ability, goal orientation, selfregulation of learning and self-efficacy. Few studies have attempted to investigate the significance of each of these in special populations particularly in the academic field of science. The literature indicates that educational programs should be subject to evaluation, yet such evaluation is not routinely carried out. In a balanced teaching system, components such as curriculum, teaching methods, assessment procedures and classroom environment are aligned so that they ...


The Relationship Between Thinking Style Differences And Career Choices For High-Achieving Students, Mihyeon Kim 2011 College of William and Mary

The Relationship Between Thinking Style Differences And Career Choices For High-Achieving Students, Mihyeon Kim

School of Education Publications

The intent of this study was to present information about high-achieving students' career decision making associated with thinking styles. We gathered data from two International Baccalaureate (IB) programs and a Governor's School Program with a sample of 209 high-school students. The findings of this study demonstrated that the effect of program on the different thinking styles was statistically significant. The findings showed that external thinking style was a good predictor for choosing social science areas as future careers. However, students with higher external thinking styles chose computer and math areas 73% less often than students with lower external thinking ...


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