Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Below you will find a compilation of graduate theses and dissertations related to gifted education and talent development. To include your thesis/dissertation or the work of one of your recent students, please email the citation to Citations should be formatted as

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of dissertation/thesis (Doctoral dissertation [OR] Master’s thesis [OR] Specialist project). Academic Institution, City, State, Country. URL

The following list is arranged chronologically by year and alphabetically by name.

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Miller, G. O. (2015). Academic success amongst a cohort of gifted and talented Māori and Pasifika secondary school boys: Elements that have contributed to their achievement (Doctoral thesis). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.


Chu, Y.H. (2014). Common Core State Standards: Beware The Trojan Horse (Doctoral Dissertation). University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA.


Ballam, N. (2013). ‘Defying the odds’: Gifted and talented young people from low socioeconomic backgrounds (Doctoral thesis). University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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