The attitudes of Catholic primary school teachers towards educational provisions for gifted and talented students

Susen SMITH, Kim Sang Lorna CHAN

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Abstract

This paper reports on a study aiming to examine the attitudes of 166 Catholic primary school teachers in New South Wales towards educational provisions for gifted and talented students. The results revealed that teachers strongly supported the need for special educational provisions for gifted and talented students, and mainly preferred within-class enrichment and group programming strategies rather than acceleration approaches. Copyright © 1998 Australian Association for the Education of Gifted and Talented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-41
JournalThe Australasian Journal of Gifted Education
Volume7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 1998

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Smith, S. R., & Chan, K. S. L. (1998). The attitudes of Catholic primary school teachers towards educational provisions for gifted and talented students. The Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 7(1), 29-41.

Keywords

  • Catholic teachers
  • Primary school teachers
  • Academically gifted
  • Talent
  • Acceleration (Education)
  • Ability grouping
  • Mainstreaming
  • Teacher attitudes
  • Enrichment activities
  • Special programs