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ERIC Number: EJ1169071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
Gifted Students' Conceptions of Their High School STEM Education
Mullet, Dianna R.; Kettler, Todd; Sabatini, AnneMarie
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v41 n1 p60-92 Mar 2018
This qualitative study was conducted to explore gifted students' conceptions of their high school science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Participants were seven male and female college freshmen selected from the Honors College of a large research university. In-depth interviews captured students' retrospective accounts of their conceptualizations of their high school STEM education. Interview transcripts were analyzed inductively using a phenomenographic analysis framework. Findings comprised an outcome space composed of six core categories of meaning representing STEM learning environment, institutional supports, social supports, teacher qualities, active involvement in learning, and students' self-perceptions of their STEM capability. Findings from this study offer a deep understanding of contemporary STEM education of gifted secondary students and help inform future curriculum design, program evaluation, and educational policy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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