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1998

William & Mary

Special Education and Teaching

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Influences Of Self In Career Decision-Making Among Gifted Adolescents Attending Governor's School In Science And Technology, William Rutledge Orton Jan 1998

Influences Of Self In Career Decision-Making Among Gifted Adolescents Attending Governor's School In Science And Technology, William Rutledge Orton

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to investigate conflict in educational and career decision-making of gifted adolescents who had attended a summer residential program in science and technology. The sample consisted of 147 gifted and talented young men and women who attended the Virginia Governor's School in Science and Technology in either 1990 or 1995. Subjects completed the Minnesota Importance Questionnaire (MIQ) as a measure of work needs and values, and an investigator-designed questionnaire that probed the path of their career decision-making. Results on the MIQ indicated the 1990 cohort was significantly higher on the needs subscales of achievement ...


Resilience Profiles Of Young Children In Special Education And Poverty-Related Programs: The Role Of Protective Factors, Evelyn Reed-Victor Jan 1998

Resilience Profiles Of Young Children In Special Education And Poverty-Related Programs: The Role Of Protective Factors, Evelyn Reed-Victor

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

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A Study Of The Special Education Administrator's Role Related To Secondary Transition: Management And Leadership Dimensions, Karen Richards Hudson Jan 1998

A Study Of The Special Education Administrator's Role Related To Secondary Transition: Management And Leadership Dimensions, Karen Richards Hudson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The primary purpose of this study was to explore the complex role of division level special education administrators relating to secondary transition services. Management and leadership dimensions of the role of special education administrators related to secondary transition services were explored by surveying all special education directors (133) in the Commonwealth of Virginia using a survey instrument specifically designed for this study.;Analyses of the data revealed significant overlap between the management and leadership components of the role suggesting that the two constructs can not be separated. The dimensions of management and leadership were highly correlated and ratings for importance ...


Increasing Teachers' And Parents' Awareness Of Indicators Of Giftedness In Economically Disadvantaged Students, Clifton Gadberry Payne Jr. Jan 1998

Increasing Teachers' And Parents' Awareness Of Indicators Of Giftedness In Economically Disadvantaged Students, Clifton Gadberry Payne Jr.

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Low socioeconomic students represent a population in public schools which is underrepresented and underserved in the talented and gifted programs. Part of the problem may be due to teachers' and parents' abilities to recognize giftedness in economically disadvantaged potentially gifted students and to nominate them for a gifted screening.;The present study attempted to determine if a training program for teachers and parents would increase the valid referral rate of potentially gifted economically disadvantaged students. Teachers at one school received an oral presentation and written summation of economically disadvantaged potentially gifted student characteristics. Teachers at a second school received the ...