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ERIC Number: ED521996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 184
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-0367-9
The Gift of Time: Today's Academic Acceleration Case Study Voices of Experience
Scheibel, Susan Riley
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Northern Colorado
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine today's academic acceleration from the lived experience and perspectives of two young adults whose education was shortened, thereby allowing them the gift of time. Through personal interviews, parent interviews, and physical artifacts, the researcher gained a complex, holistic understanding of the unique lived experiences, perspectives, and voices of two accelerated young adults. How academic acceleration contributed to the academic, social-emotional, and longitudinal effects of two highly gifted and talented young adults who experienced academic acceleration in their K-12 education amplifies the voices and illuminates the stories today for future learners and educators. Findings included five themes: unique gifted and talented individual; issues, obstacles, and challenges; the role of parents as advocates; academic acceleration intervention strategies; and the related outcomes and gifts. The interrelationships of themes ultimately generated a grounded theory regarding the education of these students. Unique highly gifted and talented individuals require varied accelerative intervention strategies to address their innate needs for appropriate new learning, challenge, and pace. [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 Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States