Date of Award


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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education



First Advisor

Nancy Polette

Second Advisor

Diani Denney


The development of sound programs in gifted education throughout the country is increasing. However, some subject areas have received more attention than the fine arts. This project involved the creation of a curriculum guide for gifted art students at the middle school level. The content of this curriculum guide was determined by a careful research of the literature in various areas of gifted general education and gifted art education. Successful programs receiving national recognition were also examined. Significant differences between gifted and general art programs are included. The results from a review of the literature indicated necessary components for an effective program of study Emphasis on the development of artistic skills is accompanied by opportunities for the development of creative thinking processes within the study of fine arts.

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