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What Do Parents Really Want? Parent Perspectives On Gifted Education, Ryan Mccreary Jan 2017

What Do Parents Really Want? Parent Perspectives On Gifted Education, Ryan Mccreary

Education Dissertations and Projects

In this research study, the correlation between the strategies that previous research had indicated as effective for gifted education and the programming sought by parents of gifted children was examined. Survey results and interviews with parents revealed several strategies that parents wanted to be implemented in gifted education as well as powerful practices that would enhance gifted education if implemented by school leaders. The problem of underachievement among gifted students is also discussed as well as strategies to reverse it.


Parenting The Gifted And Talented Child: A Qualitative Inquiry Of The Perceptions Of Mothers Regarding Their Unique Experiences In Raising Gifted And Talented Children, Mary F. Hidalgo Jan 2016

Parenting The Gifted And Talented Child: A Qualitative Inquiry Of The Perceptions Of Mothers Regarding Their Unique Experiences In Raising Gifted And Talented Children, Mary F. Hidalgo

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The lived experiences of mothers raising gifted and talented (G/T) children can differ from the lived experiences of mothers raising non-G/T children, and these unique experiences may spark concern, impact choices, and exacerbate stress and anxiety. The purpose of this study was to gather data in order to illustrate the distinctly defining experiences and perceptions of mothers currently raising G/T children as well as to consider both the internal and external factors affecting and influencing perspectives and self-efficacy. Utilizing a qualitative, case study research design approach, the researcher conducted interviews with eight volunteer mothers willing to share ...


Effect Of Style Training On Future Problem Solving Performance, Laura F. Main May 2014

Effect Of Style Training On Future Problem Solving Performance, Laura F. Main

Education Dissertations

The participants were grade 9-12 students (n = 75) from one suburban high school who were part of the Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI). The research involved both quasi-experimental and correlational components. First, an ANCOVA was used to compare the mean scores of the Qualifying Problem (QP) for both the treatment and comparison groups with the independent variable being type of program with two levels: participation in problem solving styles training along with FPSPI (treatment) or FPSPI curriculum only (comparison), and the dependent variable being QP scores. After controlling for pretest scores, the treatment group outperformed the comparison group (p ...


Creative Multi-Disciplinary Learning Incorporating Da Vinci-Style Thinking For Gifted Students, Amelia Melissa Ferrell Jul 2013

Creative Multi-Disciplinary Learning Incorporating Da Vinci-Style Thinking For Gifted Students, Amelia Melissa Ferrell

All Graduate Projects

This project reviews the merits of interdisciplinary study with a focus on creative thinking, using the foundational knowledge of the life studies of Leonardo da Vinci to teach students concepts in math, science, art, and social studies. From these learnings, students will develop projects of interest that show their basic learning extended into creative student-developed projects.


An Examination Of The Relationship Between Personal/Professional Experiences And Training Of School Psychologists And Their Attitudes Toward The Education Of Gifted Students, Angela Louise Spaniolo-Depouw Jan 2013

An Examination Of The Relationship Between Personal/Professional Experiences And Training Of School Psychologists And Their Attitudes Toward The Education Of Gifted Students, Angela Louise Spaniolo-Depouw

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

A resurgence of interest in gifted students and gifted education highlights the importance of examining attitudes of school psychologists related to the identification and programming for gifted students. This study explored the relationships between professional experiences, personal experiences, demographics, and previous training and the attitudes of school psychologists toward gifted students and gifted education.

A sample of 125 state-certified school psychologists in Michigan participated in a two-part, web-based survey, which provided descriptive data and measured attitudes toward gifted students and their education. Data were analyzed using a combination of descriptive and inferential statistics.

Seven findings were notable in this study ...


Gifted Students: What Motivates Them, Sharon Reitsma Zonnefeld Apr 2011

Gifted Students: What Motivates Them, Sharon Reitsma Zonnefeld

Master of Education Program Theses

This paper explores the implications of a Biblical worldview on gifted students' motivation and uses this Biblical worldview as a framework to evaluate classroom constructs, such as high level questions, promotion of learning as hard work, cooperative learning, Theory of Multiple Intelligences, RtI (Response to Intervention), and student choice, that are known to influence gifted students' motivation. Teacher personalities and tendencies, as well as students' family relationships, early learning and stimulation, personal characteristics, and emotional state are also discussed in relation to gifted students' motivation and achievement. A review of the relevant literature was conducted to ascertain the relationship of ...


Identification Of Hispanic American Students And Students Of Poverty For Gifted And Talented Programs, Katherine E. Hageman Jun 2008

Identification Of Hispanic American Students And Students Of Poverty For Gifted And Talented Programs, Katherine E. Hageman

All Regis University Theses

For decades, experts have discussed an educational gap between Anglo Americans and Culturally Diverse Americans. While this gap is apparent in scores on standardized tests, it is also observed in the underrepresentation of culturally different students identified for gifted and talented programs. A PowerPoint presentation was developed to inform both novice and experienced educators of: (a) current means of identification of gifted and talented students, (b) demographics that indicate change is needed, and (c) changes that may reduce the underrepresentation of Hispanic American and impoverished students in gifted and talented programs. It is the belief of this researcher that, with ...


The Impact Of High Stakes Testing On Highly Able Gifted Students In A Selected High Achieving New Jersey Abbott District And A Selected High Achieving J District As Perceived By Their Teachers And Administrators, Anne Davie Mucci Jan 2008

The Impact Of High Stakes Testing On Highly Able Gifted Students In A Selected High Achieving New Jersey Abbott District And A Selected High Achieving J District As Perceived By Their Teachers And Administrators, Anne Davie Mucci

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Enrichment Curriculum For Third Grade Mathematically Gifted Students, Brooke Anne Mcallister Feb 2007

Enrichment Curriculum For Third Grade Mathematically Gifted Students, Brooke Anne Mcallister

All Graduate Projects

Research shows that mathematically gifted students learn differently from their same age group peers. They require curriculum to be differentiated to meet their specific learning styles (Johnson, 2006). Studies have shown that formal instruction in elementary school classrooms often lacks challenge for the gifted learner since courses in regular classrooms sometimes have a relatively narrow range of topics, minimal investigation of concepts, repeated drill and practice, and yearly repetition (Fello, 2004). This project consists of curriculum for third grade gifted math students which takes the regular classroom curriculum to a more contextual level. This unit provides inquiry-based, discovery learning approaches ...


Teaching Twice Exceptional Children: Gifted With Learning Difficulties: Professional Development And Provision In A Montessori School, Elaine Lewis Jan 2004

Teaching Twice Exceptional Children: Gifted With Learning Difficulties: Professional Development And Provision In A Montessori School, Elaine Lewis

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

This study seeks to investigate the teaching of gifted children in a Montessori school, with particular reference to gifted students with learning difficulties in writing. A review of the literature on the Montessori method of education and on provision for gifted children, shows considerable philosophical and practical overlap in these two fields. However, it appears that this theoretical overlap is not necessarily realised in practice. Furthermore, although considerable research has been conducted on the characteristics, identification and classroom provision for the gifted, very little has been undertaken on the actual provision for gifted children in Montessori schools or gifted children ...


A Review Of The Primary Extension And Challenge (P.E.A.C.) Programme In A Metropolitan District From A Parent, Teacher And Student Perspective, Wendy Perry Jan 1994

A Review Of The Primary Extension And Challenge (P.E.A.C.) Programme In A Metropolitan District From A Parent, Teacher And Student Perspective, Wendy Perry

Theses : Honours

The purpose of this research is to review the Primary Extension and Challenge Programme (P.E.A.C.) in a Metropolitan District, from a parent, classroom teacher and student perspective. P.E.A.C. has been operating in Western Australian primary schools for approximately 8 years, yet to date, only one evaluation of the P.E.A.C. programme has been conducted. This was carried out in the Swanbourne District in 1990. It appears vital that the programme is evaluated and that feedback is gained from all those involved - parents, classroom teachers and students. The sample of 106 subjects consisted ...


Native American Handbook For Gifted Education, Karlene Rae George Dec 1982

Native American Handbook For Gifted Education, Karlene Rae George

All Graduate Projects

The author reviews the key problems associated with generally accepted practices for identifying, and providing programs, for the gifted Native American student. Culturally appropriate behavior of the Native American gifted is discussed and an outline for securing tribal input to the development of an identification process is suggested. The importance of using culture based definitions of giftedness and goals in the education of students so identified is stressed. Program options and models are presented which address the central issue of self-concept.


A Study Of Child Rearing Attitudes Of Mothers Of Gifted Children, Kemme Lynne Caldwell Jan 1969

A Study Of Child Rearing Attitudes Of Mothers Of Gifted Children, Kemme Lynne Caldwell

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not any differences exist between the attitudes toward child rearing and family life of mothers of gifted children and the attitudes toward child rearing and family life of mothers of non-gifted children of the same age, living in the same community, and attending the same schools.


A Study Of The Accelerated Program In The Chesterfield County School System, Charles Willard Krause Jul 1964

A Study Of The Accelerated Program In The Chesterfield County School System, Charles Willard Krause

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Principal's Part In Planning The Program For The Gifted Child, Jack Edwards Dickson Jul 1957

The Principal's Part In Planning The Program For The Gifted Child, Jack Edwards Dickson

Master's Theses

A major responsibility of school administration lies in recognizing current trends in education. One or the current major trends in education today is that or discovering, planning and providing for the gifted child. More than ever, men and women with ability are needed in positions of influence in all fields of human relations and technical know- ledge. To discover and develop talent and ability, and to facilitate their use for common good, must be a major objective of the school and community. "The democratic ideal can be most fully attained when every individual has opportunity for educational experiences commensurate with ...


Gifted Children, Annie Belle Dehart Atwill Jul 1942

Gifted Children, Annie Belle Dehart Atwill

Master's Theses

Intellectually gifted children constitute one of a nation's greatest natural resources. High intelligence is the most important single attribute of the human race. All progress of civilization has probably been achieved through persons possessing special talents, together with a superior mind; all future progress will also depend on such persons with ability.

This study is delimited, first, by selecting the demarcating place at a point that will include all children falling in the hundredth percentile; the one per cent of the elementary school population thnt can enrn a 140 I. Q. or above on the Stanford-Binet Scale.These children ...