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ERIC Number: ED519034
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 83
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-3188-7
Effects of School-Wide Talent Development on Gifted Program Identification Rates for Traditionally Underrepresented Minority and Low Socioeconomic Elementary School Students
Thornbury, Elizabeth I.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Trevecca Nazarene College
The underrepresentation of minority and low socioeconomic students has been an issue in gifted education for many years. Barriers related to poverty, cultural differences, linguistic differences, and deficit orientation in school systems are just a few possible causes of underrepresentation. This study examined the effects of a talent development program on the number of students qualifying for the gifted program as well as the effect the talent program had on motivation of participants. Additionally, this study considered the effect that teacher attitude had on gifted referral rates for students after professional development sessions on gifted characteristics. The talent development experience benefited regular classroom teachers in understanding how to recognize potential giftedness in students from diverse backgrounds. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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