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ERIC Number: EJ746278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 30
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
Teacher Attitudes toward Academic Acceleration and Accelerated Students in the Netherlands
Hoogeveen, Lianne; van Hell, Janet G.; Verhoeven, Ludo
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v29 n1 p30-59 2005
In a survey study, we investigated teacher attitudes toward acceleration and accelerated students in the Netherlands. Teachers (N = 334) from 31 secondary schools gave their opinion about gifted education and acceleration, and evaluated statements about accelerated students. Most teachers considered a special approach for gifted students advisable and acceleration a useful intervention. Teachers' opinions about accelerated students' social competence, school motivation and achievement, emotional problems, and isolation were qualified by the quantity and quality of prior experience with accelerated students and by their opinion on acceleration in gifted education. In a subsequent intervention study, we examined whether specific information on acceleration and giftedness changes teachers' attitudes toward accelerated students. Teachers who attended the information meeting and received written information expressed more positive opinions about accelerated students' social competence and school achievement and motivation and less negative opinions about emotional problems after intervention. Implications for gifted child education are discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 6 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands