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ERIC Number: ED317013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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School Experience and Its Effect on the Identification of and Provision for Early Education Students.
McBride, Noelene
This study investigated the extent to which school experience affects the perceptions and practices of teachers of gifted/talented children. A group of teachers with experience of school programs for gifted/talented children was compared with a group that had not been involved in any special programs. The experienced group showed greater commitment to serving needs of gifted/talented children in the classroom, greater awareness of their special characteristics, greater awareness of the affective domain and its impact on the cognitive domain, greater sensitivity to individual differences, and greater awareness of the importance of curriculum modification. The group without experience had a narrow, absolute conception of giftedness rather than the broader, holistic notion of the experienced group. Both groups of teachers expressed awareness of the need for administrative flexibility to support teachers' special programming efforts. Includes four references. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A