Teachers' and principals' perceptions and attitudes toward educating the gifted and students as coresearchers

Manoj Chandra Handa, Anne McMaugh, Penny Van Bergen

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to investigate teacher attitudes and knowledge of giftedness, and self-reported teaching practices; compare the perceptions of principals and teachers about differentiated learning; involve gifted students as “co-researchers”; and examine the perceived impact of principals’ actions for school-wide differentiation. Participants included 867 teachers, 120 principals, and 802 students from government schools in Sydney, Australia. A mixed methods approach was used, including online questionnaires for the participants; student-teacher interviews; and four case studies of principals. Results suggested significant differences in attitudes and practices between teachers working with gifted and mainstream students; non-significant correlations between perceptions of principals and teachers about teaching gifted learners; and the need for greater student choice and leadership for school-wide differentiation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2015
EventAnnual meeting of the American Educational Research Association - Chicago, Chicago, United States
Duration: 16 Apr 201520 Apr 2015
https://www.aera.net/Events-Meetings/Annual-Meeting/Previous-Annual-Meetings/2015-Annual-Meeting/2015-Annual-Meeting-Details

Conference

ConferenceAnnual meeting of the American Educational Research Association
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period16/04/1520/04/15
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