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dc.contributor.authorStarkey, Charles B.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:23:37Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:23:37Zen
dc.date.issued1996en
dc.identifier.otheretd-12222005-090643en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/40457en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research investigation was to investigate the characteristics allowing children who are both culturally diverse and academically talented to be successful in a program designed for gifted children. In addition, teacher characteristics and expectations, educational programming for academically advanced children, as well as parental expectations and involvement were also examined and studied. The primary research question guiding this study was: What are the characteristics that allow children who are both academically talented and culturally diverse to be successful in a program designed for gifted students? Other related questions were: 1] What is the relationship between high parent and teacher expectation and actual student performance? and 2] How are the academic and social successes of children who are both culturally diverse and academically talented affected by the educational programming they receive? This study employed a qualitative methodology using the self-contained focus group method. The researcher observed PLATO classes and conducted focus group discussions using PLATO students, parents and teachers. The findings from this study revealed that children who are both academically talented and culturally diverse are able to be successful when: 1] Parents are actively involved in their child's schooling and who encourage high academic and social expectations, 2] Teachers who value parents and are supportive of them, who understand the cultural backgrounds of the students they teach and who also establish high academic and social expectations, and 3] An educational program that provides a challenging and differentiated curriculum making use of multi-grade level grouping, student self-evaluation and serves as a platform for the interaction of students, parents and teachers.en
dc.format.extentx, 158 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 35011161en
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V856_1996.S738.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1996.S738en
dc.titleStrategies for success: meeting the needs of children who are both culturally diverse and academically talenteden
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentCurriculum and Instructionen
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineCurriculum and Instructionen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-12222005-090643/en
dc.date.sdate2005-12-22en
dc.date.rdate2005-12-22en
dc.date.adate2005-12-22en


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