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ERIC Number: EJ880572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1932-202X
Academic and Affective Profiles of Low-Income, Minority, and Twice-Exceptional Gifted Learners: The Role of Gifted Program Membership in Enhancing Self
VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; Feng, Annie Xuemei; Swanson, Julie Dingle; Quek, Chwee; Chandler, Kimberley
Journal of Advanced Academics, v20 n4 p702-739 Sum 2009
This study examined the academic and affective profiles of gifted students who were classified under five prototypes, including low-income White students, low-income African American students, low-income other minority students, high nonverbal and low verbal students, and twice-exceptional students. A total of 37 vignettes were developed and analyzed based on interviews with selected students, their teachers, and parents. Within and cross-prototype themes were derived. The results suggested a long-term gifted program impact on special needs students identified through both traditional and alternative assessment. Both cognitive and affective impacts were found, suggesting the power of gifted program membership on enhancing self-confidence and building higher level skills of communication and thinking. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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