Prospective Teachers’ Attitudes towards the Education of Gifted/Talented Students




Gifted Students, Gifted Education, Prospective Teachers


This study intends to determine the attitudes of prospective teachers towards the education of gifted/talented students. The study utilises the survey model and a quantitative research design. Mean and standard deviation values were calculated to determine the attitude levels of the prospective teachers toward gifted education. In addition, an Independent Sample t-test and One-way ANOVA were used to determine whether prospective teachers’ attitudes differ according to independent variables. Considering the averages of the total scores obtained from the scale (XFemale=111.71 and XMale=144), the data shows that the prospective teachers’ attitudes towards the education of gifted students were positive. Results also show that gender is not a variable that affects the attitudes of gifted individuals towards their education. Results of the one-way ANOVA reveal that there is a statistically significant difference between the total score obtained from the scale and the sub-dimensions of the ’Supporting and Needs of Gifted Students’, ’Opposition to Special Services for Gifted Students’ and ’Grade Skipping’ of the scale.


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Tuysuz, C., Gurbuz, M., Goncu, A., & Ugulu, I. (2023). Prospective Teachers’ Attitudes towards the Education of Gifted/Talented Students. MIER Journal of Educational Studies Trends and Practices, 13(2), 275–298.


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