Finnish Teachers’ Conceptions of Giftedness

@article{Laine2016FinnishTC,
  title={Finnish Teachers’ Conceptions of Giftedness},
  author={S. Laine and E. Kuusisto and Kirsi Tirri},
  journal={Journal for the Education of the Gifted},
  year={2016},
  volume={39},
  pages={151 - 167}
}
This article presents two independent studies of Finnish teachers’ conceptions of giftedness and considers whether it is a malleable or fixed quality. The first qualitative study examined elementary school teachers’ (N = 212) conceptions via inductive-oriented content analysis, whereas the second study measured teachers’ (elementary n = 184, secondary n = 279) conceptions with a quantitative approach. According to teachers’ open-ended definitions, giftedness was seen to be multidimensional and… Expand
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