Assessing the quality of services offered to gifted students in Al Ain schools from the perspective of teachers and students

Ziyad Kamel Ellala, Jamal Abu Attiyeh, Mohammad ALhourani

Abstract


The development of gifted students' abilities depends on the quality of services provided by the school. Therefore, special attention should be paid to this issue in the curricula and the work of teachers.This study seeks to identify the level of services offered to gifted students in grades 4-10 in Al Ain schools from the perspective of both teachers and students. The sample of the study consisted of (804) students, divided into two groups by grade level. The second part of the study sample consisted of (310) teachers from different disciplines. The results showed that there was a low level of awareness of what constituted gifted programs and curricula. In regard to teachers, the results showed that the level of services offered was complicated by difficulty in appropriately identifying assistance and needed training. To make situation different it’s possible to organize training courses for teachers in the field of detection and evaluation of gifted students; introduce enrichment programs for gifted students; encourage involvement of gifted students in local and international academic programs and in general pay more attention to the gifted children.

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Students; gifted; gifted services; reveals ability; development; quality of education, identification

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