The Resource Narrative Exploration of Teacher Experiences in Culturally Responsive Gifted Education, by Jessica Lynne LaFollette

Narrative Exploration of Teacher Experiences in Culturally Responsive Gifted Education, by Jessica Lynne LaFollette

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Narrative Exploration of Teacher Experiences in Culturally Responsive Gifted Education
Title
Narrative Exploration of Teacher Experiences in Culturally Responsive Gifted Education
Statement of responsibility
by Jessica Lynne LaFollette
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Contributor
Author
Degree supervisor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This narrative inquiry provides a contextualized understanding of teacher experiences complementing the extensive quantitative literature available regarding the underrepresentation of diverse students in gifted education programs. This research explores the experiential stories of gifted education professionals who work in urban classrooms with culturally diverse students in two neighboring Midwestern states. The complex experiences of urban gifted education professionals are examined in order to discover the "secret stories" of these classrooms, and to understand how social justice and equity factors may be accounted for in statewide policy or in the enacted curriculum for gifted learners. Informed by theories of curriculum as experience, culturally responsive pedagogy, and the process of storying in education, this research uncovers the lived experiences of teachers in the unique contexts of diverse and urban gifted education. It examines the impact of statewide gifted education policy at the classroom level, describing innovative identification and curriculum strategies that promote the academic and emotional well-being of gifted students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. Four teachers in two neighboring states relate their experiences by acting as "co-researchers" and their stories are analyzed according to the process of narrative inquiry. Cover stories from multiple in-depth interviews and secret classroom stories from observations revealed four major narrative themes including (a) "Identifying Culturally Diverse Students;" (b) "Relationships and Motivating Students;" (c) "Negotiating Space and Time - Shifting Classroom Landscapes;" and (d) "Creative and Challenging Curriculum." The stories and strategies described in this dissertation offer perspective for educators seeking to understand how to develop curriculum for culturally diverse gifted students. These narratives describe specific and practical ways that skilled gifted professionals have been able to make a difference for students who are often viewed from a deficit perspective, offering counter-narratives that celebrate and build upon strengths
Cataloging source
UMK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
LaFollette, Jessica Lynne
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation note
(School of Education).
Dissertation year
2019.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schlein, Candace
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teachers of gifted children
  • Teachers of gifted children
  • Gifted children
  • Education, Urban
Label
Narrative Exploration of Teacher Experiences in Culturally Responsive Gifted Education, by Jessica Lynne LaFollette
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A dissertation in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations."
  • Advisor: Candace Schlein
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-303)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Theoretical framework -- Literature review -- Methodology -- Data analysis: uncovering sacred stories of context and policy -- Data analysis: shredding light on gifted education experiences with diverse and urban students -- Storied meanings and implications -- Conclusion -- Appendix A. Consent for Participation in a Research Study -- Appendix B. Interview 1: Biographical Experiences in Education -- Appendix C. Interview 2: Teaching Experiences and Curriculum -- Appendix D. Interview 3:Member-check and Follow-up -- Appendix E. Calendar of Interviews and Observations Fall 2018 -- Appendix F. Armstrong Gifted Matrix -- Appendix G. Armstrong Elementary Gifted Problem Solving Rubric
Control code
1103919764
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1103919764
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Narrative Exploration of Teacher Experiences in Culturally Responsive Gifted Education, by Jessica Lynne LaFollette
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A dissertation in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations."
  • Advisor: Candace Schlein
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-303)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Theoretical framework -- Literature review -- Methodology -- Data analysis: uncovering sacred stories of context and policy -- Data analysis: shredding light on gifted education experiences with diverse and urban students -- Storied meanings and implications -- Conclusion -- Appendix A. Consent for Participation in a Research Study -- Appendix B. Interview 1: Biographical Experiences in Education -- Appendix C. Interview 2: Teaching Experiences and Curriculum -- Appendix D. Interview 3:Member-check and Follow-up -- Appendix E. Calendar of Interviews and Observations Fall 2018 -- Appendix F. Armstrong Gifted Matrix -- Appendix G. Armstrong Elementary Gifted Problem Solving Rubric
Control code
1103919764
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1103919764
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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