Early Childhood

Concurrent

Pre-Service Teacher Attitudes toward Gifted: Findings from Second Year Intervention Early Childhood Education Course

Saturday, November 11
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: 209 A

Data from a 2-year research study revealing the impact on attitudes of pre-service teachers' attitudes toward gifted resulting from insertion of modules about young gifted children within early childhood education courses are shared. In addition to quantitative results, comments made within the discussion forums by the students are shared.

Debbie A. Troxclair

Associate Professor
Lamar University

Dr. Debra Troxclair, Associate Professor, at Lamar University earned a doctorate from The University of Southern Mississippi in August 1997 in Special Education: Emphasis in Gifted Education. Dr. Troxclair has taught at the University of South Alabama, Southeastern Louisiana University, and the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Additionally, she has been adjunct faculty at St. Thomas University-Houston and the University of Houston-Downtown. She has 20+ years elementary classroom teaching experience in schools in the New Orleans and Houston metro areas, and she has supervised summer programs for gifted learners in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. She is a member of the following professional associations: the National Association for Gifted Children, International Reading Association, and the Texas Association for Gifted & Talented, Kappa Delta Pi, and the Council for Exceptional Children. Currently, she serves on the Professional Standards Committee and University Networking Committee of the National Association for Gifted Children, she is involved in leadership of the Special Interest Group for Creative & Gifted Readers of the International Reading Association, and she is on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented and the Board of Directors for the Council for Exceptional Children-TAG. She has publications in the following journals: Roeper Review, Parenting for High Potential, Gifted Child Today, Understanding Our Gifted, and the Duke TIP Gifted Letter. She can be reached via email at Debbie.troxclair@lamar.edu

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Margaret S. Swope

Clinical Faculty/Doctoral Student
Lamar University

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