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ERIC Number: EJ1068291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0278-3193
The Case of a Self-Contained Elementary Classroom for the Gifted: Student, Teacher, and Parent Perceptions of Existing versus Desired Teaching-Learning Aspects
Vidergor, Hava E.; Azar Gordon, Lea
Roeper Review, v37 n3 p150-164 2015
This study examined whether a self-contained gifted classroom meets the needs of its learners. Considering the existing and desired aspects, as perceived by students, teachers, and parents, it offers a unique lens forming a holistic in-depth view of the self-contained classroom. Forty-two participants took part in this study: 20 students, 15 parents, and 7 teachers. Data were collected via semistructured interviews focusing on the perceptions of desirable and existing aspects of teaching/learning in this program. Findings demonstrate positive student attitude toward being grouped with similarly able students, level of learning, interest, curiosity, and teachers' approach. Parents were satisfied with the decision to transfer their children to this special classroom. Teachers were satisfied with the opportunity to work with this unique population. The study concludes that the self-contained classroom still prevails and caters to the needs of gifted students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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