ERIC Number: EJ1056912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Improving Rural Teachers' Attitudes towards Acceleration
Olthouse, Jill M.
Gifted Education International, v31 n2 p154-161 May 2015
Gifted students see both educational benefits and barriers as a result of living in rural communities. Benefits include increased individual attention and community engagement; barriers include limited curricular options (Lawrence, 2009). Acceleration is an option that has positive academic outcomes but is underused, especially in rural areas. Even teachers with experience teaching gifted students can be hesitant to recommend acceleration. This position paper, supported with evidence from the literature and from personal experience with an online course involving rural teachers, explains the objections teachers have to acceleration and why there is a need to improve rural teachers' attitudes towards acceleration.
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Academically Gifted, Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Change, Rural Schools, Online Courses, Journal Writing, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Essays, Coding, Teacher Education, Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: West Virginia