Analysis of the Experience of the United Arab Emirates in Gifted Education

- Ковальова, О.А. ( (2020) Analysis of the Experience of the United Arab Emirates in Gifted Education Education and Development of Gifted Personality, 1 (76). pp. 88-94. ISSN 2309-3935

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The article presents the results of an analysis of the theoretical foundations of special education for gifted children of the United Arab Emirates (hereinafter referred to as the UAE). The author examines the views of Arab scholars on the peculiarities of the education and upbringing of gifted students, implemented through the creation of different types of targeted special programs, depending on the purpose and place of education. The following issues are substantiated: the reasons for the creation of gifted student`s programs, guidelines for the development of the programs, which are expressed in four teaching models (social interaction, personal development, knowledge development and information processing, direct learning), qualitative differences of the gifted programs from the general in the direction of adjustment of content, methods and procedures, educational environment and the end result. The features and types of enrichment and acceleration programs are presented, as well as the most popular models of special programs and the UAE's priorities in conducting them. The approaches of Arab educators to the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of special programs are identified. Specific measures are identified at each stage in its sequence. Structures of modern content design models and popular models of assessing the suitability of educational programs are described. The examples of the practical activities of the Hamdan bin Rashid Foundation in the field of gifted students' education are presented, including numerous types of enrichment programs, scientific competitions, incubator-schools, special awards to celebrate the outstanding achievements of gifted children, as well as teachers involved in the development and implementation of programs for gifted students. The author attempts to summarize the Arab experience of gifted education and focuses on the points that can be applied in Ukraine.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: gifted students; gifted education; programs for gifted students; the United Arab Emirates; Hamdan bin Rashid Foundation.
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 1 Philosophy. Psychology
Divisions: Institute of the gifted child > Giftedness Development Projection Department
Depositing User: н.с. Олена Василівна Онопченко
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2020 06:31
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2022 13:47


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