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ERIC Number: ED552664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 198
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2679-9156-0
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Anomaly or Regularity: A Phenomenological Study of Gifted Certified Teachers' Lived Experiences with Gifted Students in an Urban Title I Elementary School
Hooper, Dewilla G.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to explore the lived experiences of ten gifted certified teachers in an urban Title I elementary school in order to gain an understanding of gifted certified teachers' lived experiences with identifying gifted traits in their students and with gifted identified students of diverse populations, and to also understand what these experiences meant to the participants. A qualitative, exploratory, phenomenological study was used. The theoretical context of the study was to explore attribution theory as it applied to the lived experiences of ten gifted certified teachers with identifying gifted traits in their students and with gifted identified students of diverse populations in an urban Title I elementary school. The central question explored was: What are gifted certified teachers' experiences in an urban Title I elementary school? Three corollary questions were employed: What is the experience of a gifted certified teacher with identifying gifted traits in their students? What is the experience of a gifted certified teacher with gifted identified students of diverse populations? What does the term giftedness mean to gifted certified teachers? Data was collected through semi-structured interviews, using ten open-ended questions, with the participants regarding their lived experiences with identifying gifted traits in their students and with gifted identified students of diverse populations. The study was an exploratory study of gifted certified teachers' lived experiences with identifying gifted traits in their students and with gifted identified students of diverse populations. The population of interest was eleven gifted certified teachers, in an urban Title I elementary school. The intent of the researcher for using educators within an urban Title I elementary school was to produce detailed descriptions of the participants' lived experiences. The population sample was voluntary participants who were gifted certified. The sole purpose for the findings of the study was for this dissertation. No information was shared with the school board or principal of the school. The implications for further research were to develop a broader area of study, including rural school districts and other urban school districts. [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: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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