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Implementing And Sustaining Gifted Programs In High Minority Low-Income Schools, Jolene Marie Meyers 2018 Walden University

Implementing And Sustaining Gifted Programs In High Minority Low-Income Schools, Jolene Marie Meyers

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Students who have been identified as gifted have the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities in many but not all school districts across the United States. Students from disadvantaged populations who are underrepresented in gifted programs fail to advance academically at the same rate as other students. The problem addressed in this study was the lack of an official gifted program in a high ethnic minority low-income school district in Illinois. The purpose of this study was to examine how leaders of school districts with demographics similar to the district lacking a gifted program create, implement, and sustain gifted programs ...


The Experience Of Parenting Stress In Parents Of Twice-Exceptional Children, Christiane Wells 2018 Walden University

The Experience Of Parenting Stress In Parents Of Twice-Exceptional Children, Christiane Wells

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Parenting stress (PS) is a phenomenon experienced by all parents to varying degrees due to the demands of meeting a child's needs. This distinct type of stress is caused by an imbalance between the perceived demands of parenting and the perceived coping resources available to parents. The construct of twice-exceptionality (2E) is defined as the co-occurrence of giftedness and disability or possessing both high cognitive abilities and at least 1 of 13 potential disabilities identified under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004. The purpose of this study was to understand how PS is experienced by parents of ...


Finding Lost & Found: Designer’S Notes From The Process Of Creating A Jewish Game For Learning, Owen Gottlieb 2017 Rochester Institute of Technology

Finding Lost & Found: Designer’S Notes From The Process Of Creating A Jewish Game For Learning, Owen Gottlieb

Articles

This article provides context for and examines aspects of the design process of a game for learning. Lost & Found (2017a, 2017b) is a tabletop-to-mobile game series designed to teach medieval religious legal systems, beginning with Moses Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah (1180), a cornerstone work of Jewish legal rabbinic literature. Through design narratives, the article demonstrates the complex design decisions faced by the team as they balance the needs of player engagement with learning goals. In the process the designers confront challenges in developing winstates and in working with complex resource management. The article provides insight into the pathways the team found ...


A Change Plan For Underachieving Gifted Children, Jason Major 2017 National Louis University

A Change Plan For Underachieving Gifted Children, Jason Major

Dissertations

There exists a population of gifted and talented students for whom the educational system does not service. These children are often either from poverty or minority backgrounds, or sometimes so profoundly smart that schools simply do not know what to do with them or where they fit in. This change plan explores the opportunity for a school just for these students, where they can study free of hindrances of standards and acceleration. After research and interviews with members of the field of gifted, there may not currently be such a model anywhere in our country. Schools do exist for gifted ...


Interns Matter: Maximizing Integration Of Interns Into Community Agencies, Valerie Garcia 2017 California State University, Monterey Bay

Interns Matter: Maximizing Integration Of Interns Into Community Agencies, Valerie Garcia

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Hope Services is a non-profit agency serving individuals with developmental disabilities in six counties. Over the years, there have been many agencies that have formed connections with Hope Services. One of these collaborative partnerships has been with CSU Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) integration of interns through their field placement program. However, recently former Hope Services South District Manager, Greg Dinsmore, witnessed a lack of utilization and integration of interns across all Hope Services agencies. Through firsthand experience as a mentor, he witnessed the benefits of utilizing interns and saw the need for further advocacy and support for the integration of ...


Slipping Through The Cracks: A Look Into Special Education Referrals, Courtney Musselman 2017 California State University, Monterey Bay

Slipping Through The Cracks: A Look Into Special Education Referrals, Courtney Musselman

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Special Education is offered in many schools today and more and more students are being referred to this type of education. For this capstone project three local special education teachers were interviewed about the referral process and what could be done to improve it. This is an important issue because many students are slipping through the cracks when it comes to be identified and others are being overly identified. The referral process is important because it provides students with an equal opportunity for education. Findings from the interviews and information from a relevant literature review were used to develop an ...


Elucidation Of Effective Professional Development Experiences: Addressing Inclusion For Students With Autism, Jennifer Lee Suppo 2017 Seton Hill University

Elucidation Of Effective Professional Development Experiences: Addressing Inclusion For Students With Autism, Jennifer Lee Suppo

Journal of Research Initiatives

Open interviews were conducted with a special education teacher and a general education teacher. The overall guiding question was to provide elucidation of what is needed in a professional development program to meet the needs of both the general and special education teachers who teach children with a diagnosis of autism in an inclusive setting. Overall, the themes of diversity, knowledge and collaboration emerged as important variables for professional development experiences. Furthermore, in-depth knowledge and flexibility arose as important qualities of the facilitator of a professional development experience. Implications are a set forth for the expansion of the study and ...


“This Is Not What I Expected”: Knowledge Reconfiguration In Preservice Teachers, Franco Zengaro, Sally A. Zengaro 2017 Delta State University

“This Is Not What I Expected”: Knowledge Reconfiguration In Preservice Teachers, Franco Zengaro, Sally A. Zengaro

Journal of Research Initiatives

The aim of this qualitative case study was to investigate how two preservice teachers reconfigured their role as teachers during their practicum. We collected data through interviews, field observations, and documentary notes gathered at an urban school across four months. Data were analyzed using the constant comparative method. The results revealed three themes: (1) Blaming vs. Connecting, (2) Idealism vs. Realism, and (3) Retreating vs. Reconfiguring. The findings of this study indicated that placement was influential for the two preservice teachers. This case study shares valuable information regarding the importance of connecting preservice teachers with quality teaching practicum experiences aimed ...


Triple Identity Theory: Conceptualizing The Lived Experiences Of A Gifted Black Male With Dyslexia., Shawn A. Robinson 2017 Independent Scholar

Triple Identity Theory: Conceptualizing The Lived Experiences Of A Gifted Black Male With Dyslexia., Shawn A. Robinson

Journal of Research Initiatives

Though overrepresented in special education, Black males are seldom given attention in scholarly literature addressing Twice-Exceptional (2e), and existing research has failed to systematically examine the intersectionality of race, dyslexia and giftedness. The article begins with definitions of key terms discussed throughout the paper. Second, the literature review synthesis relevant literature on the intersectionality that includes: race and misidentification, and my lived experience. Third, the article calls attention to a proposed cultural lens for understanding 2e Black males, its implications, and my interpretation. Finally, in the discussion section I offer PreK-12 educators with necessary information about the proper identification process ...


Effects Of Human Cadaveric Dissections In High School Biology, Brandi Pratt, James Martinez 2819511, Regina Suriel, Ellice P. Martin 2017 Valdosta State University

Effects Of Human Cadaveric Dissections In High School Biology, Brandi Pratt, James Martinez 2819511, Regina Suriel, Ellice P. Martin

Journal of Multicultural Affairs

This study was conducted in a suburban public high school, which had a connection to the local university, to measure the achievement of dual enrollment senior students using traditional hands-on (THO) cadaveric dissections compared to non-traditional (NT) virtual dissections of the human body. The outcomes of this study may assist multicultural science educators and administrators, students and parents, to understand the importance of THO cadaveric dissections compared to NT virtual dissections tools in learning gross anatomy. Also, noted is the importance of public and higher education collaboration to help bridge the science resource gaps between educational settings.


The Challenge: Magazine For The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 43, Fall 2017), Center for Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman, Editor 2017 Western Kentucky University

The Challenge: Magazine For The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 43, Fall 2017), Center For Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman, Editor

Gifted Studies Publications

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Perspectives In Gifted Education: Influences And Impacts Of The Education Doctorate On Gifted Education, Institute for the Development of Gifted Education, Ricks Center for Gifted Children, University of Denver, Norma L. Hafenstein, Jill Alexa Perry, Kristina A. Hesbol, Stephen H. Chou, Rachel Taylor, Mary Albertoni 2017 University of Denver

Perspectives In Gifted Education: Influences And Impacts Of The Education Doctorate On Gifted Education, Institute For The Development Of Gifted Education, Ricks Center For Gifted Children, University Of Denver, Norma L. Hafenstein, Jill Alexa Perry, Kristina A. Hesbol, Stephen H. Chou, Rachel Taylor, Mary Albertoni

Perspectives in Gifted Education

Perspectives in Gifted Education is a monograph series published through the University of Denver, first by the Institute for the Development of Gifted Education and now, through the Office of the Daniel L. Ritchie Endowed Chair in Gifted Education. Volume 1 was focused on Young Gifted Children, Twice-Exceptional Children was the topic of Volume 2 and Complexities of Emotional Development, Spirituality and Hope, the topic of Volume 3. Volume 4 was organized around the issues of Diverse Gifted Learners and Creativity the focus on Volume 5. Now, this monograph, Volume 6, is centered on Influences and Impacts of the Education ...


Short-Term Memory Capacity And Recall Of Students With And Without Intellectual Giftedness: An Empirical Inquiry, Angela Foil Ellison 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

Short-Term Memory Capacity And Recall Of Students With And Without Intellectual Giftedness: An Empirical Inquiry, Angela Foil Ellison

Dissertations

The goal of this research is to examine the differences of short-term memory capacity between intellectually gifted, general education, and students receiving special education services. Using foundations in memory and recall research by Atkinson and Shiffrin and Baddeley and Hitch, data was collected by replication of a previous serial position effect research design. Participants were children in grades four through six located in the southern portion of the United States. An ANOVA analysis found a statistical significance between students receiving special education and general education and gifted students. A failure to reject of the null hypothesis supported that short-term memory ...


Training Needs For Special Education Teachers In Sultanate Of Oman And Its Relationship With Some Variables., Fatma H. Almaamaria, Heyam Mosa AL-Taj 2017 College of Educational and Psychological Sciences, Amman- Arab University

Training Needs For Special Education Teachers In Sultanate Of Oman And Its Relationship With Some Variables., Fatma H. Almaamaria, Heyam Mosa Al-Taj

International Journal for Research in Education

The purpose of this study is to investigate the training needs of special education teachers in Al-brymei governorate in the sultanate of Oman and its relationship with some variables. The sample of the study consisted of (115) male and female teachers, to achieve the aim of this study the researcher adopted the analytical descriptive approach through developing a scale consisted of (60) items distributed into six domains. The findings of the study showed that the degree of training needs of special education teachers in employing technology and educational technologies domain was high and ranked first within the six domains. Followed ...


Feeding Problems In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders And Its Relationship With Some Variables, Safa R. Qaraqish 2017 Department of Special Education / Faculty of Social Sciences

Feeding Problems In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders And Its Relationship With Some Variables, Safa R. Qaraqish

International Journal for Research in Education

The purpose of the current study was to investigate feeding problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and its relationship with some variables. Seventy five fathers and mothers of autism children from Riyadh special education institutes participant in the study. Al Tamimi and Said Ali Feeding Problems Scale (2014) were used to collect data for this study. The results indicated that excessive selective eating was a problem that often occurs among children with autism, followed by the problem of refuse food. The results showed also significant relationship between eating problems with autistic children and the variables of gender in favor ...


The Effectiveness Of An Interactive Whiteboard-Based Training Program In Developing Effective Presentation Skills For Taibah University Faculty Members From Students Perspective And Their Attitudes Towards Them, Taghreed Abdelfattah Alrehaili, Madaniah Hamed Abuauf 2017 Taibah University

The Effectiveness Of An Interactive Whiteboard-Based Training Program In Developing Effective Presentation Skills For Taibah University Faculty Members From Students Perspective And Their Attitudes Towards Them, Taghreed Abdelfattah Alrehaili, Madaniah Hamed Abuauf

International Journal for Research in Education

This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of an interactive whiteboard-based training program in developing effective presentation the skills for Taibah University (TU) faculty members from TU student’s perspective and their attitudes towards them. The study employed a quasi-experimental design. The study sample consisted of (30) Faculty members and (155) students in the preparatory year program at Taibah University Main Campus. The researchers constructed the following tools and materials: a training program, an effective presentation skills scale and an interactive whiteboard attitude scale. Research results showed that there was statistically significant differences between the pre- and post-average scores obtained ...


The Effectiveness Of Implementation Flipped Classroom Strategy On Academic Achievement To Learn Programming In A Computer Subject, Fuad F. Aldossari, Ahmad Almassaad 2017 College of Education - King Saud University

The Effectiveness Of Implementation Flipped Classroom Strategy On Academic Achievement To Learn Programming In A Computer Subject, Fuad F. Aldossari, Ahmad Almassaad

International Journal for Research in Education

The study aimed to identify the effectiveness of applying Flipped Classroom Strategy on academic achievement to learn the programming skill in the computer subject at Bloom's Taxonomy (Analysis, Installation, and Evaluation). The research used quasi-experimental approach. the researchers designed 'Achievement test '. The sample consisted of (48) student, from the First Secondary Grade students in Alshifa secondary school in Riyadh. The research sample was divided into (experimental and Control). The results are: There is differences of statistical significance for the experimental group at levels (Analysis, Installation, and Overall test), and did not show the differentials of statistical significance at (Evaluation ...


Investigating The Opinions Of Academic Staffmembers At Kuwait University About Their Preparedness For Implementingweb 2.0 Educational Platforms Into Their Teaching Courses, Fayiz Aldhafeeri 2017 Associate Professor in Applied Technology, Training and Development

Investigating The Opinions Of Academic Staffmembers At Kuwait University About Their Preparedness For Implementingweb 2.0 Educational Platforms Into Their Teaching Courses, Fayiz Aldhafeeri

International Journal for Research in Education

The current study sought to determine Kuwait University academic staff’s implementation of Web 2.0 educational platforms into their teaching courses as well as identify how prepared they are in using them and the challenges surrounding them. The study also aimed to investigate the reasons for the disinclination of utilizing Web 2.0 educational platforms in their teaching. The findings may help decision-makers to overcome these challenges, particularly at Kuwait University, which has allocated a large amount of money and tireless human efforts to bringingcutting-edge technology into its classrooms. The study adopted a mixed method approach for achieving the ...


The Extent To Which The Arabic Language Teachers In The State Of Kuwait Acquire Competence In Electronic Learning, Hamed Abdullah Alhumidi 2017 Department of Curriculum & Instruction

The Extent To Which The Arabic Language Teachers In The State Of Kuwait Acquire Competence In Electronic Learning, Hamed Abdullah Alhumidi

International Journal for Research in Education

The present study introduces the extent to which teachers of Arabic language in the state of Kuwait acquire competence in electronic learning, from their own point of view. It also aims to identify, with statistical reference, any differences in views of teachers of both genders, regarding gender, academic degree, and years of teaching experience. In order to achieve the goals of the study, a questionnaire (which included 24 questions divided on three scales) was used. For the purposes of analyzing the data statistically, the one- way Anova test was used. The sample consisted of (200) teachers, (65) males and (135 ...


Social And Emotional Development Of Students With Gifts And Talents, Tracy L. Cross, Lori Andersen, Sakhavat Mammadov, Jennifer Riedl Cross 2017 College of William and Mary

Social And Emotional Development Of Students With Gifts And Talents, Tracy L. Cross, Lori Andersen, Sakhavat Mammadov, Jennifer Riedl Cross

School of Education Book Chapters

Introduction to Gifted Education is the definitive textbook designed for courses that introduce teachers to gifted education, whether that is in graduate school or in certification or continuing development programs for teachers. The book is inclusive in nature, addressing varied approaches to each topic while relying on no single theory or construct. The book includes chapters that focus on critical topics such as gifted education standards, social-emotional needs, cognitive development, diverse learners, identification, programming options, creativity, professional development, and curriculum. The book provides a comprehensive look at each topic, including an overview of big ideas, its history, and a thorough ...


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