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ERIC Number: ED556534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 167
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3036-8447-0
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Teachers' Perceptions in the Identification of Students for Gifted Programs
Buttiglieri, John
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
This quantitative study examined teachers' perceptions in the identification of students for gifted prescreening assessment. The data collected were using research, archived data from the district where the study was conducted, and a theme-related online survey. The research and archived data showed the same issues of underrepresentation of African Americans and Hispanics in gifted programs. The research showed a plethora of reasons for the underrepresentation of African Americans and Hispanics in gifted programs and the archived data from the 2010-2011 school year confirmed the research. The archived data from the 2010-2011 school year showed the district where the study was conducted had a range of 3.8% to 17.8% underrepresentation of African Americans and a 3.2% to 16.9% underrepresentation of Hispanics when using general population figures at the state and local level. A total of 318 elementary teachers and certified support staff responded to the survey request. The results from the online survey showed a serious need for gifted training of those responsible for identifying students for gifted prescreening assessment because of the clear misperceptions evidenced from the online survey results. [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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