Journal of Educational Sciences > Volume 24, No. 3, 2012
Instructional performance of the gifted education teachers in implementing effective enrichment model in saudi arabia public education schools / Abdullah M. Aljughaiman
The current study investigated the instructional performance of the gifted education teachers in implementing the effective Enrichment Model in Saudi Arabia public education schools. The sample of the study consisted of forty — three male and female teachers who teach in the programs of nurturing gifted students during the second academic semester of 2008/2009. In order to achieve the aims of the study, an observation instrument of , 40, items was designed, and was constructed in two domains: skills of planning teaching/learning experiences, and skills of thinking and scientific research. The findings revealed that the instructional performance of gifted education teachers have reached a high level of performance. More clearly, it was found that the way in which teaching and learning experiences were planned was effective. In addition, the instructional performance of teachers has achieved a high level regarding problem solving, and creative thinking skills. In spite of the positive side of the findings of the current study, it was found the instructional performance of teachers has not achieved a high level with respect to the development of the analytical thinking and scientific research skills. In the light of these findings, a set of relevant recommendations were introduced.