TEACHERS’ ATTITIDES TOWARDS GRADE-SKIPPING OF THE GIFTED


İLGAR L. , OGURLU Ü., YAMAN Y. , TOPAÇ N.

NEW TRENDS ON GLOBAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE – GEC 2012, Girne, Turkey, 24 - 26 September 2012, pp.370

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Girne
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.370

Abstract

Grade skipping is a form of acceleration that is one of educational strategies used to cope with

the special needs of gifted students. Most of the research results show that grade-skipping has

many academic, social and emotional contributions for gifted children. Although it is useful

for gifted students, it is controversial issue in education area.

Ashton’s (1994) research result, which was about academic, social and emotional results of

grade skipping, showed that grade skipping had positive effects on all students but on the

other hand teachers and administrators had negative attitudes towards grade skipping at

schools. Grade skipping opportunity is provided for students who have high potential at

elementary level but secondary level student has no choice in Turkey. Also, there is not

enough empirical research about acceleration and grade-skipping in Turkey.

In this research, teachers’ attitudes towards grade skipping of gifted students will be

analyzed. Study will be carried out by the survey model. Questionnaire was prepared to learn

teachers’ attitudes and beliefs about grade skipping of gifted students. The research will be

conducted with teachers who work at elementary and high schools in Turkey. Obtained data

were evaluated through appropriate statistical analysis program