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ERIC Number: EJ1056311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
How Do Gifted Children of Various Ages Perceive Their Situation in Heterogeneous Classes and What Can Pre-Service Teachers Learn from Them?
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v1 n1 p29-44 2008
During their teaching program, pre-service teachers participated in a course concerning teaching in the heterogeneous classroom. As an introduction to the issue of "gifted children," the pre-service teachers were given an assignment: (1) to interview gifted children (identified as gifted by the Ministry of Education, according to IQ level) in their own classes or schools, about their situation in the heterogeneous class or school. (2) To write a personal reflection about what they learned from these interviews. These data provided the basis for the study of the unique needs of "gifted children" and the responses of pre-service teachers to these issues. The present study is based on the analysis of these collective results. On the one hand, it presents the picture obtained by the pre-service teachers from analysis of their interviews (Part I). On the other, the study presents the analysis of the pre-service teachers' responses to Part II of the assignment.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Heterogeneous Grouping, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Needs, Introductory Courses, Writing Assignments, Reflection, Elementary Secondary Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Educational Environment, Psychological Patterns, Student Attitudes, Social Status, Teacher Behavior, Statistical Analysis, Student Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel