Fall 2021      Volume 49, Number 4

Talent, Ability, and Potential: TAPping into the Needs of Advanced and Gifted Literacy Learners: An Interview with Dr. Scott Peters
By Laura Beltchenko

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Introductory Paragraph:  For this issue of the “Talent, Ability, and Potential” column, I had the distinct privilege of interviewing Dr. Scott Peters. He is a professor of Assessment and Research Methodology in the Department of Educational Foundations and the Richard and Veronica Telfer Endowed Faculty Fellow of Education at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater where he teaches courses on measurement and assessment, research methodology, and gifted education. The questions I posed to him were in regard to his research and experience of equitable and inclusionary identification for gifted and advance educational opportunities for students. I have followed Dr. Peters’ work in gifted education for some time and select his sessions at state and national conferences on gifted education. His welcoming demeanor and down-to-earth explanations make his research accessible to those of us currently identifying students for appropriate educational services. I trust that readers of this column will find this interview both engaging and beneficial in that it provides educators with valuable information to provide equitable and quality identification practices for our more able literacy learners.

DOI:   https://doi.org/10.33600/IRCJ.49.4.2021.67

Page Numbers:   67-70

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