Views Down Under: Teachers' attitudes towards intellectually gifted children and their education

Lassig, Carly J. (2003) Views Down Under: Teachers' attitudes towards intellectually gifted children and their education. In 15th World Conference for Gifted Education - Gifted 2003: A Celebration Down Under, August 1 - 5 2003, Adelaide, Australia. (Unpublished)


Do classroom teachers have one of the most significant influences on the learning, achievement and development of gifted students (Clark, 2002)? If so, submissions to the Australian Senate Committee's 2001 report, "The Education of Gifted Children", are a cause for concern, with reports of widespread negative attitudes towards giftedness and an observation by Watters and Diezmann that "a degree of apathy and opposition to gifted education exists within the [teaching] profession". This session will present details of a study that explored the attitudes of Brisbane primary school teachers, in mainstream and gifted education focus schools, towards intellectually gifted children and their education. The presentation will include a description of the aim, methodology and results of the research project. Additionally, implications for teacher training and good practice for education of gifted children will be proposed.

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ID Code: 14474
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the conference's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
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Keywords: education, gifted, talented, children, students, teachers, attitudes
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 22 Aug 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 08:27

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