02 Sep Teachers’ Attitude towards the Gifted and Talented Students in Inclusive Classroom Settings
Teachers’ Attitude towards the Gifted and Talented Students in Inclusive Classroom Settings
Paper presentation122Esra Kaskaloglu-Almulla, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
Everest 2Fri 10:30 - 12:00
Balanced research and practice
The present research aims at finding and analyzing the perceptions of teachers towards gifted students. The researcher surveyed some private and government schools in the Middle East. Four hundred and ten teachers took part in the survey. Survey results were analyzed quantitatively using a t-test, degrees of freedom, and statistical significance. The study’s findings stated that teachers’ positive approach, competence, and ways of perceiving gifted children impact the children’s overall growth. The teacher with a positive approach plays the role of a mentor and motivator. He/she uses strategies to make the learning process challenging and engaging for gifted students. Implications of the study included suggestions for further research and approaches for teachers to support talent development and personal growth in mainstream classroom settings.