The design and implementation of a conceptual model for identifying gifted and talented students, K-12 : a case study

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Wesley Eugene Guthrie (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Dale L. Brubaker

Abstract: The purpose of this dissertation was to design a conceptual model for identifying gifted and talented students in a public school setting in grades K-12, and to present a study of the actual events as the model was implemented. A historical background was presented to show the universal need to find the gifted and talented. This search for the gifted dates back to Plato; nonetheless, reliable practices for identifying these youngsters are still lacking. The construction of the conceptual model was planned in four stages: (1) recognition of need and appointment of a leader; (2) history of programs for gifted; (3) developing resource networks; and (4) beginning the program. The model was created with a free-flowing ameboid structure to accommodate human interactions and change during implementation. The model focused on multiple criteria for identifying gifted and talented as it evolved through the assignments and acceptance of leadership roles within a selected setting.

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Language: English
Date: 1981
Gifted children $v Identification
Gifted children $x History
Gifted children $x Law and legislation

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