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C. June Maker

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Born: August 7, 1948, Caneyville, Kentucky

 

Professor at the College of Education, University of Arizona

Primary affiliation:  Disability & Psychoeducational Studies

 

Signifcant Contribution in the Area of Giftedness:

 

Much of Dr. Maker's research and development has focused significantly on identifying gifted students from underserved or overlooked groups such as Native American, Hispanic American, African American, Asian-American and students with disabilities.  She is currently the primary evaluator of the DISCOVER Projects, which is a series of research and development projects funded by governmental agencies such as the Javits Gifted and Talented Education Program and the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs.

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DISCOVER Projects--Changing the Way We Think About Education

DISCOVER Projects--Changing the Way We Think About Education | C. June Maker | Scoop.it

The DISCOVER Projects (Discovering Intellectual Strengths and Capabilities while Observing Varied Ethnic Responses) began in 1987 under the direction of Dr. C. June Maker at the University of Arizona. At the time, Dr. Maker had been analyzing various new theories of intelligence, the most notable of which was Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. She also had been studying groups of gifted children, as well as successful scientists who had overcome disabilities, to isolate factors contributing to exceptional success. She eventually determined that the most important component of exceptional success was the superior ability to solve complex problems. The DISCOVER Projects were created to study, categorize, and measure a broad spectrum of “problem solving strategies” used by various age groups of differing ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds.

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Forsyth County Schools Horizon Program

Forsyth County Schools Horizon Program | C. June Maker | Scoop.it

Although a connection with Dr. Maker’s research studies and Forsyth County Schools was not found, she has made a significant impact in the field of gifted assessment practices and curriculum.

 

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Dr. Maker's Problem-Solving Performance Based Assessment

Dr. Maker's Problem-Solving Performance Based Assessment | C. June Maker | Scoop.it

Dr. Maker's research and development concentration has been related primarily to problem solving assessments and in creating a curriculum that will enrich various forms of giftedness.  Her research has resulted in a problem-solving performance-based assessment. She has also developed curriculum intended to foster the strengths and talents of all students.

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C. June Maker

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Author of Curriculum Development and Teaching Strategies for Gifted Learners, Teaching Models In Education Of The Gifted, Curriculum Development for the Gifted, Teaching Models In Education Of The Gifted, Intellectual Giftedness in Disabled...
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Honors and Recognitions

Honors and Recognitions | C. June Maker | Scoop.it

In 1976, she received a Certificate of Recognition for outstanding contributions to field of Gifted Education which was presented by U. S. Office of Education. Her biography was included in the Encyclopedia of Special Education in 1986 and 1997 which is a listing of leaders in the field of special education. Most recently, The National Association for Gifted Students recognized Dr. Maker as one of the Most Influential Persons in Education of the Gifted.

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