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Kristen R. Stephens

Kristen R. Stephens, Associate Professor of the Practice in the Program

Education:

Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 1999
MAT, Webster University, 1994
B.A., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1990
Contact Info:

213C West Duke Building, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-3083
kstephen@duke.edu
Research Interests: Gifted and Talented Education, Educational Policy and Legal Issues, Assessment

I am most interested in legal and policy issues with regard to gifted education at the federal, state, and local levels. My research has also focused on how teachers assess creative student products to inform future instruction.

Comments:

Expertise in legal and policy issues with regard to gifted education at the federal, state, and local levels--particularly around how such policies contribute to beneficial academic, social-emotional, and behavioral outcomes for traditionally underserved gifted students. Other research interests include education reform, curriculum development, and teacher preparation.

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching (Fall 2021):

  • Educ 272s.01, Topics in equity and access Synopsis
    Class bldg 125, Th 01:45 PM-04:15 PM
  • Ehd 395t.07, Bass connx educ & human dev Synopsis
    Allen 304i, Tu 02:30 PM-04:00 PM
  • Educ 620.01, Nature/needs of gifted learner Synopsis
    Class bldg 114, Th 05:15 PM-07:45 PM
  • Educ 620.02, Nature/needs of gifted learner Synopsis
    Online on, Tu 05:15 PM-07:45 PM
  • Ehd 795t.07, Bass connx educ & human dev Synopsis
    Allen 304i, Tu 02:30 PM-04:00 PM
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Gavin, K. Mathematics and Gifted Students. Edited by Karnes, FA; Stephens, KR. Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education Prufrock Press, 2012. [productdetails.cfm]  [abs]
  2. Stephens, KR; Dudley, J; Karnes, FA. "Identification of the gifted: An overview." Theoretical and practical perspectives on the identification of gifted students. Ed. Hunsaker, S. 2012. [aspx]  [abs]
  3. Matthews, M. Science and Gifted Students. Edited by Karnes, FA; Stephens, KR. Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education Prufrock Press, 2012. [productdetails.cfm]  [abs]
  4. Karnes, FA; Stephens, KR. "Gifted Education and Legal Issues." International Handbook on Giftedness. Ed. Shavinina, LV. Springer Netherlands, 2009. 1327-1341. [978-1-4020-6161-5], [doi]  [abs]
  5. Karnes, FA; Stephens, KR. The Ultimate Guide to Internet Resources for Teachers of Gifted Students. Prufrock, 2013. [aspx]
  6. Fogarty, E. Reading for gifted students. Edited by Karnes, FA; Stephens, KR. Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education Prufrock Press, 2012. [aspx]  [abs]

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