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 . https://doi.org/10.1080/02783193.2019.1592794

Title: Finnish Elementary School Teachers' Attitudes Toward Gifted Education
Author: Laine, Sonja; Hotulainen, Risto; Tirri, Kirsi
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Learning, Culture & Interventions (LECI)
University of Helsinki, Doctoral Programme in School, Education, Society, and Culture
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
Date: 2019
Language: eng
Number of pages: 12
Belongs to series: Roeper Review
ISSN: 0278-3193
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/321178
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
teachers
INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
ACCELERATION
PREDICTORS
FINLAND
PERCEPTIONS
STUDENTS
516 Educational sciences
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