Category: Poster

57 - Research Trends of Dissertation Literature in Gifted Education 2006 -2016: An Analysis of Topics, Emphasis, and Gaps

Friday, Nov 10
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Improving quality in gifted education requires appropriate, long-term, well-structured and effective plans However, Jolly and Kettler suggested a gap exists between the needs of gifted and talented students and recent research applications.The focus of this study is to analyze topics of the dissertation literature in gifted education from 2006 to 2016 to quantify what has been studied and how these topics connect with recommended practices in the field. We share these current research trends in gifted education and identify research gaps regarding 21st-century skills.

Hyeseong Lee

Graduate Student/ Coordinator
GERI/Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

Hyeseong Lee is a doctoral student in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies with Dr. Marcia Gentry as her advisor. She is a graduate assistant at GERI, and her research interests include topics related to young gifted learners, mentoring, talent development, and underserved population in gifted education. Prior to her doctoral study, she worked as an elementary school teacher in Seoul, Korea, and also had experience with preschoolers in Michigan. Her prior education includes a Master's degree in gifted education at Teacher’s College, Columbia University and a Bachelor's degree in elementary education in Seoul National University of Education.

Emine Ozturk

PhD Student
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

Emine Ozturk is a doctoral student in Gifted,Creative, and Talented Studies and research assistant at Purdue University. Her advisor is Dr. Marcia Gentry and her research interest include topics related to creativity, intelligence, identification, talent development and STEM. She received her first and second bachelor degrees from Istanbul University in Elementary Education with minors in Science Teaching and Gifted Education and a major in English Language Teaching. Before coming to Purdue, she was a research assistant in the Research and Practice Center for Gifted and Talented in Anadolu University and developed courses on Critical and Analytic Thinking for gifted children. She also served in Turkish public schools as a classroom teacher for four years.