Researching Teachers’ Perceptions and Procedures for Identification of Giftedness in Lebanon

  • Sara El KhouryEmail author
  • Anies Al-Hroub
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This research adopted a mixed research design in order to explore current elementary teachers’ perceptions concerning the attributes of gifted students as a starting point in order to locate the lack of understanding in the construct of giftedness. The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to explore the perceptions teachers currently have concerning the attributes of gifted students and (2) to survey the current practices used as the means for identifying gifted students. The data were collected through 140 surveys administered in 6 schools, 15 semi-structured interviews, and 5 focus group discussions with elementary school teachers in 5 private schools in the greater Beirut area. This chapter incorporates the research questions guiding the study, together with a description of the adopted research design, method, population, participants, and selection process. In addition, a description is included of the data collection methods that were used, the tools, and the data analysis procedures.


Giftedness Data collection and analysis Survey Perceptions of giftedness survey Focus group discussions (FGDs) Semi-structured interviews Teachers’ perceptions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EducationAmerican University of BeirutJouniehLebanon
  2. 2.Department of Education, ChairpersonAmerican University of BeirutBeirutLebanon

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