Gifted Education in Lebanese Schools

Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice

  • Sara El Khoury
  • Anies Al-Hroub

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in School Psychology book sub series (BRIEFSSCHOOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Anies Al-Hroub, Sara El Khoury
    Pages 1-7
  3. Anies Al-Hroub, Sara El Khoury
    Pages 9-38
  4. Sara El Khoury, Anies Al-Hroub
    Pages 39-59
  5. Anies Al-Hroub, Sara El Khoury
    Pages 95-110
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 111-122

About this book


This Brief discusses research about gifted education in Lebanese schools. It provides an overview of the latest theories, definitions, and practices used to identify gifted students in Lebanese schools. Chapters begin by providing background information on the status of gifted education in Lebanon and the challenges gifted Lebanese children face. Subsequent chapters discuss recent and relevant international definitions of giftedness as well as common misconceptions and underrepresentation of giftedness.

The Brief presents research study findings on the cultural definition of giftedness in the minds of Lebanese teachers. It also presents findings on current practices used to identify gifted learners in Lebanese schools.  It concludes with recommendations from the teachers that participated in the reported study as well as the authors’ proposal for a Lebanese elementary school policy for identification of gifted students.

Gifted Education in Lebanese Schools is an informative resource for researchers, professionals, practitioners, and graduate students in the field of school psychology, educational psychology, gifted and special education, and social work. 


Attributes of gifted Lebanese students Characteristics and giftedness Constructs of giftedness Definition of giftedness Gender differences and giftedness Gifted boys versus gifted girls Gifted stereotypes in Lebanon Giftedness and culture Giftedness and Identification Giftedness in Lebanese children High academic performance and giftedness High intellectual ability and giftedness Identifying gifted students Lebanese definition of giftedness Misconceptions and giftedness Social intelligence and giftedness Socially gifted students Teacher perceptions and giftedness

Authors and affiliations

  • Sara El Khoury
    • 1
  • Anies Al-Hroub
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EducationAmerican University of BeirutJouniehLebanon
  2. 2.Department of Education, ChairpersonAmerican University of BeirutBeirutLebanon

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78591-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78592-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8363
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-8371
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