Students who are recognized as gifted and talented students are often overlooked in the education system that the United States has adopted. These students are underrepresented in schools and are not receiving the education they deserve because of a lack of awareness and understanding of their needs. By looking into the history of gifted and talented students, what their needs are and how to fulfill them, and specific programs for gifted students based in Kentucky, educators can come up with different solutions that will help these students become more involved in the general education classroom. As opposed to ostracizing gifted students like school systems have done in the past, educators should be focusing on ways to better their education in an inclusive classroom.

Semester/Year of Award

Spring 2019


Erin Presley

Mentor Professional Affiliation

English and Theatre

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Restricted Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level