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Differentiating the Curriculum for Gifted Students Thesis

Differentiating the Curriculum for Gifted Students Thesis

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This research is a qualitative, descriptive, and intrinsic case study that investigates how four participating primary school teachers differentiated the curriculum for the gifted students in their classes. Within the literature on the education of the gifted, there is a consensus of opinion that gifted students require specialised provision to meet their learning needs.
This research examines the measures used by the participating teachers to provide specifically for the gifted students. It concludes that these students can benefit from the same excellent teaching practices that are optimal for all other learners. It contrasts a teacher-directed approach to curricular delivery in which the teachers are responsible for modifying curricular content, process and product and the learning environment to meet the particular needs of gifted individuals, with a student-centred approach in which all students – including the gifted learners – are responded to individually. The research concludes that, within the constraints of a regular classroom, it is probably too demanding to superimpose on a regular curriculum another set of methods for the gifted students alone, as is required in a teacher-directed model, but that within a student-centred approach, the gifted students can be provided for appropriately within the same frame as all other students.
This research is a qualitative, descriptive, and intrinsic case study that investigates how four participating primary school teachers differentiated the curriculum for the gifted students in their classes. Within the literature on the education of the gifted, there is a consensus of opinion that gifted students require specialised provision to meet their learning needs.
This research examines the measures used by the participating teachers to provide specifically for the gifted students. It concludes that these students can benefit from the same excellent teaching practices that are optimal for all other learners. It contrasts a teacher-directed approach to curricular delivery in which the teachers are responsible for modifying curricular content, process and product and the learning environment to meet the particular needs of gifted individuals, with a student-centred approach in which all students – including the gifted learners – are responded to individually. The research concludes that, within the constraints of a regular classroom, it is probably too demanding to superimpose on a regular curriculum another set of methods for the gifted students alone, as is required in a teacher-directed model, but that within a student-centred approach, the gifted students can be provided for appropriately within the same frame as all other students.

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Practices employed by participating teachersto differentiate the curriculum for the gifted
students in their class
Frank Davies
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment ofthe requirements for the degree ofMaster of Gifted EducationThe Flinders University of South Australia
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February 2002
CONTENTS
Abstract
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Chapter 1: Literature review.........................................................................3
Introduction..................................................................................................3Curriculum differentiation approaches...................................................8Content differentiation for gifted students............................................11General principles for design of curricular processes..........................17Differentiation of process.........................................................................20Differentiation of curricular products....................................................21Differentiation of the learning environment.........................................23Current practice.........................................................................................26
Chapter 2: Research Design........................................................................30
Theoretical perspective.............................................................................30Method........................................................................................................31Conclusion.................................................................................................45
Chapter 3: Findings.......................................................................................46
The sites......................................................................................................46Findings......................................................................................................48
Chapter 4: Discussion and conclusion......................................................70
Environment...............................................................................................70Curriculum content...................................................................................71Teaching and learning process................................................................73Products......................................................................................................742
 
References.......................................................................................................80
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