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This article presents information about the current state of teacher education for gifted pupils in Austria, Belgium, Finland and Slovakia with the focus on sustainability. These countries were chosen because of very different perceptions of the gifted education and teacher training. The review of the issues of teacher training for gifted pupils reveals that despite the great attention provided to the education of gifted pupils, the education of teachers of gifted learners has been neglected.
Updated: Jun. 07, 2017
Twice-Exceptional Learners: Effects of Teacher Preparation and Disability Labels on Gifted Referrals
The purpose of this study was to examine the differences among three groups of teachers on their perceptions of students with disabilities and their willingness to refer students with disability to a gifted and talented program. Data reveal that all teachers are much less willing to refer students with disability labels to gifted programs than identically described students with no disability labels. The findings hold several important implications for teacher training at the college and university level, as well as the state and local district professional development level.
Updated: Jan. 23, 2011
The Translation of Teachers’ Understanding of Gifted Students Into Instructional Strategies for Teaching Science
This study investigated how instructional challenges presented by gifted students shaped teachers’ instructional strategies. The participants were three high school science teachers who were teaching identified gifted students in both heterogeneously- and homogeneously-grouped classrooms. Data analysis indicated that these science teachers developed content-specific teaching strategies based on their understanding of gifted students.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2009
Model for teacher mentoring of poor and minority children: a case study of an urban Israeli school mentoring program
The article is written for a fourfold purpose. First, it identifies effective ways to mentor poor minority students towards academic success. Second, it reviews literature on mentoring, as it pertains to this population. Third, it details a case study of an urban Israeli school-mentoring program, and fourth, it highlights and discusses changes that must be made by schools. In order to establish effective mentoring programs.
Updated: Mar. 20, 2008