Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Education

Document Type

Dissertation

Abstract

The goal of this study is to collect the best practices being utilized by gifted teachers affecting change amongst their gifted underachieving students. Data collected will explore trends deemed significant among the successful best practices being utilized by academically gifted certified teachers.

The researcher will administer surveys, conduct interviews, and classroom observations to collect data from a sample of participants who are currently employed as academically gifted certified teachers. This study will focus on these academically gifted certified teacher’s definitions and recognition of underachievement, identified causes for underachievement, best practices employed to re-engage underachieving students, as well as perceptions of student success.

Results of this study will allow gifted teachers a marketplace of ideas to utilize when faced with the necessity of intervention for gifted underachieving students.

Date

10-27-2022

Committee Chair

Mathews, Francis Neil

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