ERIC Number: ED257265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Do Expert Teachers Exist in Gifted Education?
Hanninen, Gail E.
To determine whether teachers with specialized training in gifted/talented education perceive and provide for the needs of the gifted/talented student differently than teachers without specialized training, educators with varying degrees of experience responded to scenarios developed from actual case histories of students in a gifted program. The format of the instrument encouraged a response to open-ended tasks. Teachers were divided into experts and novices (with and without teaching experience). In a categorical analysis of responses to five scenarios, there appeared to be a task performance difference between experts and novices. Part of the difference was observed to be based upon use of differing organizational scema. The experts took almost four times longer to read the scenario before starting to write a solution statement and used almost twice as many words as did either group of novices. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (63rd, Anaheim, CA, April 15-19, 1985).