Teachers’ knowledge of the characteristics of gifted and talented students in visual arts
Alghamdi, Abdullah A.
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This study, conducted in Lubbock, Texas, examined teachers’ knowledge of the characteristics of gifted and talented students in visual arts. The study presents a specific definition, describes characteristics of individuals who are gifted and talented, and provides suggestions for instructing gifted and talented students in general and in Art. The participants in this study were 25 inservice and retired teachers from the fields of Art, general education and special education. An electronic survey was distributed in order to measure the ability of teachers to identify the characteristics of students who are gifted and talented. The results of this study were varied because of the different disciplines and years of service. Also, the results discovered the strong need to do a larger study in order to determine if preservice and inservice teacher need more preparation in order to successfully instruct children who are gifted and talented particularly in the area of visual arts.