Morehead State University

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In the Know: Classroom Teacher's Knowledge of Gifted Student Characteristics

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Morehead State University

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The brightest students in our schools make the least progress each year (Colangelo, Assoulne, & Gross, 2004). Instead of setting a high standard of excellence in the classroom, when their educational needs are ignored, gifted students become disengaged and unmotivated. Students won't receive appropriate instruction if nobody knows they are gifted. This study examined classroom teachers' ability to identify the characteristics of students' in the 5 areas of giftedness recognized in Kentucky: Visual and performing arts, Creative thought, Leadership, General Intellect, and Specific Subject Area. Colangelo, N., Assouline, S. G., Gross. M. U. M. (2004). A nation deceived: How schools hold back America’s brightest students (Vol.1). Iowa City: University of Iowa, Belin- Blank International Center on Gifted Education and Talent Development.

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In the Know: Classroom Teacher's Knowledge of Gifted Student Characteristics

The brightest students in our schools make the least progress each year (Colangelo, Assoulne, & Gross, 2004). Instead of setting a high standard of excellence in the classroom, when their educational needs are ignored, gifted students become disengaged and unmotivated. Students won't receive appropriate instruction if nobody knows they are gifted. This study examined classroom teachers' ability to identify the characteristics of students' in the 5 areas of giftedness recognized in Kentucky: Visual and performing arts, Creative thought, Leadership, General Intellect, and Specific Subject Area. Colangelo, N., Assouline, S. G., Gross. M. U. M. (2004). A nation deceived: How schools hold back America’s brightest students (Vol.1). Iowa City: University of Iowa, Belin- Blank International Center on Gifted Education and Talent Development.