Term of Award
Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies (Ed.D.)
Document Type and Release Option
Dissertation (open access)
Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
Ming Fang He
Committee Member 3
African American students are significantly underrepresented in gifted education programs. This dissertation creates a space where gifted education, African American students, media literacy, and teacher perceptions intersect in the field of curriculum studies. Media literacy will be utilized to critique popular films by gifted endorsement teacher-students and myself. Due to the low number of states that require pre-service teachers to study gifted characteristics of children it is left up to gifted teacher endorsement programs to train teachers. By using media literacy to examine films in gifted teacher endorsement programs, I assert that the under-representation of African American students in the referral process for gifted education programs can be positively impacted.
Burnette, Deborah F., "Casting Minority Gifted Students: The Pedagogical Impact of Cinema on the Culture of Schooling" (2013). Electronic Theses & Dissertations. 63.