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ERIC Number: EJ1124153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1359-8139
How Finnish Elementary School Teachers Meet the Needs of Their Gifted Students
Laine, Sonja; Tirri, Kirsi
High Ability Studies, v27 n2 p149-164 2016
The aim of this research is to determine how Finnish elementary school teachers meet the needs of gifted students in regular classroom settings. In a survey of 202 teachers, the participants described their gifted education practices. The descriptions were analyzed using deductive-oriented content analysis. The results showed that, with gifted students, the teachers mainly differentiated the assignments and materials, and also fostered independent learning. The findings highlight the fact that whether gifted students' needs are met and how depends upon the teacher. Teachers need more education in how to support gifted students more effectively and in differentiating teaching for the gifted. In this process, teacher education and in-service education have crucial roles.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
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