Finnish Elementary School Teachers' Attitudes Toward Gifted Education

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Laine , S , Hotulainen , R & Tirri , K 2019 , ' Finnish Elementary School Teachers' Attitudes Toward Gifted Education ' , Roeper Review , vol. 41 , no. 2 , pp. 76-87 .

Title: Finnish Elementary School Teachers' Attitudes Toward Gifted Education
Author: Laine, Sonja; Hotulainen, Risto; Tirri, Kirsi
Contributor organization: Learning, Culture & Interventions (LECI)
Viikki Teacher Training School, University of Helsinki, alaluokat
Training Schools
Doctoral Programme in School, Education, Society, and Culture
Department of Education
Centre for Educational Assessment CEA
Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
Date: 2019
Language: eng
Number of pages: 12
Belongs to series: Roeper Review
ISSN: 0278-3193
Abstract: This study examined Finnish elementary school teachers' (N = 212) attitudes toward the gifted and their education. On a general level, teachers' attitudes toward gifted education were slightly positive. Teachers saw that gifted students have social value and that they need special services. The results of teachers' attitudes toward specific gifted education options were in line with earlier Finnish research, because teachers supported differentiated teaching but were more negative toward acceleration or separating the gifted into their own groups. However, despite the strong support for differentiated teaching for the gifted, teachers' positions toward practice were more skeptical.
Subject: attitudes
differentiated teaching
explorative factor analysis
gifted education
516 Educational sciences
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: unspecified
Usage restriction: openAccess
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