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ERIC Number: EJ820043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
The Effect of the Child's Disability on United Arab Emirates In-Service Teachers' Educational Decisions regarding Gifted and Talented Children
Elhoweris, Hala
Educational Studies, v34 n5 p557-564 Dec 2008
This study investigated the effect of the disability labels: learning disabilities (LD), physical disabilities (PHD) and emotional and behavioural disorder (EBD), on United Arab Emirates public school general education and special education teachers' willingness to refer and place students in gifted and talented programmes. A total of 269 elementary school teachers participated in this study. All participants were randomly assigned to one of the four treatment conditions. Results indicated that teachers were significantly influenced by the LD, PHD and EBD labels when making referrals to gifted and talented programmes. Additionally, both groups of teachers were much less willing to place students with disability labels in gifted and talented programmes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Arab Emirates