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Meeting the Needs of the Gifted and Talented in a Regular Classroom Introduction

… ¶ … Education to the Gifted in a Mainstream Setting

The basic premise behind American public education is the provision of an opportunity for the equal pursuit of educational growth for all students. Such a premise is intended to exist in spite of racial divides, socioeconomic imbalance, diverse intellectual potential and limited physical disability. And in an egalitarian interpretation, this suggests that all students, regardless of individual characteristics, are intended to be integrated into a fully socialized form of collective education. But this is an approach which stands in direct contrast with the needs of individual students, as we are learning today. It is a natural state of fact today that schools which exclusively serve the needs of the blind are widely available. Likewise, it…. [read more]

Meeting the Needs of the Gifted and Talented in a Mainstream Classroom Setting Data Analysis Chapter

… Meeting the Needs of the Gifted and Talented in a Mainstream Classroom Setting

Qualitative research

Does teacher instruction challenge the needs of the gifted and talented in a mainstream classroom?

Special needs instruction for low-performing students has become an increasingly important aspect of the modern national conversation on education, given the growing, evident need for additional support for students with autism, attention-deficit disorder, and ESL students. However, the presence of gifted and talented students at the other end of the differential learning spectrum is often forgotten. Because these students are not evidently being 'left behind' in the debate regarding standardized assessment and testing, their needs are often ignored. Teachers may assign some students more challenging work for 'extra credit' but the specific needs of the…. [read more]

Meeting the Needs of the Gifted and Talented Students in a Regular Classroom Research Proposal

… Gifted Program

It is difficult to find anything in the U.S. that has not been affected, one way or the other, by the current economic problems. Unfortunately, education is often the first to suffer from budget cuts. Even in the best of times, this is an area that receives the financial blows. Within the educational systems, the electives and special programs are ever more precarious. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the National Association of Gifted Children's (2009) "The State of the States in Gifted Education" report lists a number of states that have reduced or eliminated their gifted programsFive states decreased funding for gifted education in 2008-2009, four of these had increased funding in the prior year, while one had held funding constant.…. [read more]

Reading Strategies Impact on ELL ESL Students Capstone Project

… ¶ … Reading Strategies' Impact on ELL Students

Today, more than 2 million students from non-English-speaking backgrounds attend public school in the United States and their numbers are expected to triple by 2020. The research to date confirms that these students require support in their native languages as well as in English to achieve academic proficiency, but far too few English language learners (ELLs) are receiving the level of educational support that is required. In this environment, identifying improved strategies for facilitating English language acquisition represents a timely and valuable enterprise. There are a number of challenges that are involved, but the mandates are clear. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, signed into law January 2002, placed renewed emphasis, urgency, and expectations on all…. [read more]

Overrepresentation of African-American Males in Special Education Thesis

… Special education programs abound throughout the United States. Such programs are needed and beneficial for many students that have problems remaining in general education classrooms. However, over the last few decades African-American males have represented a disproportionate amount of special education students. This overrepresentation has real-world consequences for these students and the communities in which they live.

Traditional notions of education have been questioned as it relates to the ability of traditional curriculum to embrace cultural norms of minority groups. That is, many educators have asserted that some minority students learn in ways that are completely different from those of the majority and as such curriculums should reflect these differences. When curriculums fail to embrace these differences students are mislabeled and do not receive the…. [read more]

Pedagogic Model: Teaching Technology in Special Education Dissertation

… " (Dougiamas, 1998) Such trivial constructivism, though, is the bedrock from which Glaserfelds more radical constructivism springs. He continues to state that because knowledge is constructed by the learner, and because no two learners are the same, knowledge itself is not absolute. There is a degree to which knowledge is an illusion, and every individual constructs their own conception of reality which (while susceptible to the demands of "real" or normal reality) does not necessarily align with the normal paradigm. Constructivism does embrace this relativistic and existential approach to reality, but it also holds as a primary value the idea of constraint which enables the thinkers to participate in social interaction and mainstream reality. (Glasersfeld)

One interesting area of constructionist theory is…. [read more]

Mathematics Z-Model Framework in Middle School Thesis

… This unique framework has 4 domains, and while this study investigates the Z-model's use in the mathematics curriculum, this framework is focused on improving and enhancing students' achievement in any course of study.

The four domains involved in the Z-model create a comprehensive educational understanding and framework for use in improving educational progress. They are:

  1. Brain development, and efforts in the classroom which can enhance/promote brain development.

  2. How project-based learning can be utilized in order to fully engage the student in the learning community.

  3. Data-Driven instruction (the second half of the breadth - vs. - depth debate). The students must be held accountable to learn a specific knowledge base of facts, figures, and formulae. Without objective measurement of the educational progress,…. [read more]

RTI Response to Intervention Term Paper

… In short, early childhood educators as a group may be more focused on basic skill development and more accustomed to flexible and responsive service delivery than their elementary school counterparts. Therefore, it seems possible that RTI would be more readily accepted in early childhood, as it likely represents less of a philosophical or pedagogical shift at the preschool level.

Principles of RTI

Four key principles that consistently appear in models of RTI include the procedure of (1) entire screening of students in the school to detect the ones who are at risk of low academic performance, (2) a school wide, multi-tiered approach to prevent such school failure, (3) continuous monitoring of progress (hereafter progress monitoring) to document a student's progress (or lack thereof) and to…. [read more]

IEP for Gifted Student Giftedness Case Study

… At the time, she was also diagnosed with clinical ADHA, anxiety and OCD. CB is slow to complete tasks, and extremely obsessive about being perfect in her work. She is frustrated with classmates of lower than average intelligence. She was underperforning in English and Chemistry (C's) until specific tutoring was arranged with more structure and time. She is having issues in Civics and Spanish based on the individual teacher's styles and often lack of time and resources to cope with her needs.

Intervention Plan- For CB there are essentially four major issues: her lack of attention span, the need for extended time on some assignments combined hyper-perfectionism, lack of social skills, and home activity intervention/anxiety. In each of these there is a discrepency between what…. [read more]

School Counseling and Improvement of Student Academic Achievement in Students With Special Needs Term Paper

… Counseling

School counselors play an important and not always acknowledged role in providing assistance to students, giving students someone to talk to, and offering direction for those experiencing difficulties in their academic careers. Counselor play a particular role for special needs children, whether those suffering from learning disabilities or from physical disabilities, or those with some other issue that prevents them from maintaining their focus in class. Numerous studies have been made to show the role that counselors can and do play and how the counselor can keep students focused on learning. Such studies detail the role of the counselor with students with different types of problems, always showing that the role of the counselor can be made more effective with the practical application of…. [read more]

Building Class Curriculum in Private Term Paper

… , a four-week elementary school science unit that guides students in exploring the world of animals through the use of computer CD-ROMs and video discs, and in using a computer word processing program to write about their discoveries. (Turner, 1996)

A separate study states that the staff development component presents three new Curriculum Studies: Science for life and living; Planet Earth; and Nonpoint Source Pollution. Described are three training institutes that are offered for the training of teachers in technology and curriculum development. (Williams-Robertson, 1992)

In a fifth and final study principals reported that teachers, principals and school board as well as state departments each had a great deal of influence on curriculum decision making. (Ingersoll & Rossi, 1995)


Archambault, Jr. Francis X. et…. [read more]

Ability Grouping Term Paper

… The fifth myth exposed by Fiedler et al. (2002) is the belief that the provision of heterogeneously grouped, cooperative learning situations is most effective for the achievement of all students, including the gifted. The authors argue that gifted children need regular encounters with challenging material in order to learn how to learn, and without exposure to challenging material, gifted students may have difficulties in developing study skills necessary for success in future academic endeavours.

The sixth, and final, myth explained by Fiedler et al. (2002) is that the mere presence of gifted students in all classrooms provides a positive influence for others and it improves the climate of the classroom. As the authors explain, research indicates that students model their behavior on the behavior of…. [read more]

History Education Term Paper

… Theories


Methods and Techniques

A Specific Method


Results for the Same

Examples of Voices Singing a Canon

The Project Life Cycle

Project Management Puzzle Parts

Map of More and Less Developed Countries

Criteria for LDCs

Selected Economic and Social Indicators for LDCs (2005)


"Great music is in a sense serene; it is certain of the values it asserts."

-Rebecca West (Simpson)

Contrary to the consensus some students purport, a thesis does not constitute a torture tactic designed by professors to traumatize students. In fact, according to Teitelbaum (1), "The thesis paper, when carefully assigned and conscientiously done, has definite value." Professors usually assign the thesis paper as a major component of a course requirement. The researched…. [read more]

Leadership Skills Impact International Education Term Paper

… However, many people do not understand what leadership is and how it applies to the school environment. In their 1997 study of visionary companies, James Collins and Jerry Porras define leaders as people who "displayed high levels of persistence, overcame significant obstacles, attracted dedicated people, influenced groups of people toward the achievement of goals, and played key roles in guiding their companies through crucial episodes in their history."

This definition is very much in line with the definitions currently used for school leaders, although this definition has changed in recent years (Education Week, 2004). Until recent years, most research assumed that leadership did not have to come from the school principal (Riordan, 2003). The realization that improving instruction requires shifts in the behavior of school…. [read more]

Proletarianization and Professionalization Politics of Educational Reform Essay

… Proletarianization and Professionalization

Politics of Educational Reform in Alberta and Teacher's Struggle against Proletarianization

In the 1990s, Canadian educational system went through a series of reforms. The province of Alberta, under the leadership of Premier Ralph Klein and the Progressive Conservatives, took a lead role in implementing these reforms. The reforms were rooted in neo-liberal and neo-conservative ideologies and aimed at reducing costs for public education, maximizing economic returns, adopting managerial structure of corporations for educational institutions and schools, and increased workload for teachers. These reforms were introduced mostly as a top-down policy with little, if any, consultation with teachers and teacher associations. But Alberta's teacher associations -- Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA), in particular -- took a persistent stance, mobilizing teachers and struggling against new…. [read more]

Adolescent Influences and Adjustments Term Paper

… Adolescent Influences and Adjustments

What are the influences in the lives of adolescents that have a direct impact on how they behave, how they see the world and how they interact within their home, school, and community environments? Which influences - of the many they encounter - have the most dramatic effect on adolescents? Why?

Among the many influences that are perhaps not discussed as thoroughly as need be are violent media - in particular, violent video games. It is not breaking any new ground to point out that many television shows and movies that adolescents are free to watch have multiple murders, misogynistic aggression, beatings, stabbings, shootings and other forms of violent behavior. Studies show that by the time a boy is in his…. [read more]

Nursing Tasks, Methods, and Expectations Term Paper

… Together, this combination of factors is leading toward a health care crisis which is much larger than the question of whether or not the government finances prescription drug coverage.

The State of the Industry

As inferred above, many factors are contributing to the nursing shortage crisis. This section will discuss the major contributory influences.

1. Poor Working conditions

Dissatisfaction with pay and increasingly stressful work conditions, aggravated by a shortage of nurses at hospitals across the country, is spurring job actions in the health care field. Many nurses are choosing to leave the profession, and seek better conditions, or higher pay scales. Because of what the University of Wisconsin (UW) Hospital calls "staffing shortages," the hospital frequently calls for nurses to volunteer to work overtime.…. [read more]

Traditional Teachers vs. Alternative Trained Case Study

… Alternative Trained Teachers vs. Traditional Trained Teachers

High attrition and low retention are serious problems that limit the number of teachers. One third of all teachers leave the field during their first 3 years, and roughly 50% leave after 5 years"

Now, more so than ever, educators must determine new ways to retain good teachers. This research will explore teacher retention and attrition, comparing alternative trained teachers to traditional trained teachers, to discern whether one method or the other results in higher retention. The researcher predicts teachers with higher retention rates are those that have an alternative teaching background. Many studies suggest now, more so than ever before, school need to look at alternative forms of training so teachers are more inclined to stick with…. [read more]

Giftedness Is an Intellectual Ability Research Paper

… Some think cluster grouping is elitist and makes children feel superior or inferior to others as word gets out about the programs and classes within the curriculum. However, sports are grouped by ability, music is grouped by ability and as adults, and one is constantly grouped by scores and other criteria. Grouping allows for an accelerated path from instruction rather than holding back the gifted to allow others to catch up. It also allows the teacher/school to regulate the groups based on ability within core subjects (Webb, et al., 2007).

Advanced Content Courses -- Advanced Content Courses or materials have traditionally been one of the more common ways that the educational system has handled gifted children. Curriculum compacting, for instance, covers the same material, but…. [read more]

Alternative Assessment Spec ED Article Review

… ¶ … Giftedness is an intellectual ability that is significantly higher than average, not a skill, but an innate talent and aptitude that may be general or specific. Just as there are special needs for children who appear on the left side of the bell curve, so should there be for children on the far right. However, these students are often neglected in terms of special programing due to beliefs that they can just do "extra work" within a mainstreamed environment. From the 1920s to the 1970s, the trend in Western countries was to set up special schools to educate those who fell outside the norms of the bell curve, but by the 1980s most educators favored merging special and regular education in a comprehensive…. [read more]

Special Education Director Thesis

… Special Education Director

Leadership styles in K-12 have been studied using both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Compare and contrast the underlying assumptions, strengths and weakness, and practical considerations that would lead to a choice of one or the other method to study a special education supervisor's or special education director's leadership style. Locate in the literature or develop one example of each approach to leadership.

Appreciative Inquiry

The work of Mason entitled: "Research Methods for Learning and Teaching: Introduction and Resources" states that research into learning and teaching can be used for the purpose of informing teaching as well as for formal reports and published studies. (2006)

Mason states that in terms of mixing methods that the logic used most commonly is that when researchers…. [read more]

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