Teachers’ Views about the Teacher Training Program for Gifted Education


  •  Aysin Sayi    

Abstract

Gifted children are a special group within the scope of the special education so it is needed to be used by a number of special techniques and teaching methods. However, most teachers do not receive any training about gifted students. This situation-teachers lack of necessary education- can cause gifted students to underachieve or quit the school. The number and variety of professional tranings on gifted students is rather limited. In the study, a teacher training program which aimed to provide teachers experience about the applications on gifted education “Teacher Training Program for Gifted Education” were presented to teachers and teacher views were gathered about the program. Therefore, in order to identify teachers' views on the strengths and limitations of the Teacher Training Program for Gifted Education” constitutes the aim of this study. The research was carried out on 71 teachers in a semi-experimental design on one single group from the experimental models. As data collection tool, a questionnaire consisting of 16 likert type and four quasi-structured in total 20 questions was used developed by the researcher. Accordingly, the participants had a positive opinion with all parts of the training; program, the qualifications of the instructors related to the field, the pedagogical qualifications of the instructors, course progress and testing/assessment. They emphasized the duration of the program and application as the limitiations of the program so they suggest longer duration, branch based training and more applications opportunity.



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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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