Attitudes of Abu Dhabi Educators Toward Gifted Education and Twice-Exceptional Students

Hala Elhoweris, Sarah Bond, Mona Alameri

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to explore attitudes of educators in the United Arab Emirates toward gifted education and twice-exceptional students. One thousand and seventy-five educators (81% general education teachers and 19% teachers of the gifted) participated in this study. Data were collected using an online dual-language survey instrument, which was distributed using the Qualtrics system. Findings of this study indicated that Abu Dhabi teachers have positive attitudes toward gifted education and twice-exceptional students. No significant differences were found in scores for general educators as compared to those for teachers of the gifted. The findings also indicated that Abu Dhabi educators who had no experience of teaching gifted children had a more positive attitude toward them than those who had experience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-40
Number of pages17
JournalExceptionality Education International
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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