Does Education in Ireland Meet the Needs of Gifted Students?

The Irish Journal of Education, 2017, xlii, pp. 64-87.

24 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2021

Date Written: September 17, 2017

Abstract

This paper focuses on education in Ireland and questions if it currently meets the needs of gifted students. Gifted students from Mensa Ireland were questioned on their experiences in primary and post-primary schooling, and the overall response was that students were not being adequately challenged in school, nor were there adequate resources or additional activities available to address their needs. Moderate and gradual acceleration were the most popular types of intervention suggested by the students, in the form of university classes and fast-paced classes with older advanced students.

Keywords: Gifted Education, Mensa, Acceleration

JEL Classification: I2, 120

Suggested Citation

McGrath, Patricia, Does Education in Ireland Meet the Needs of Gifted Students? (September 17, 2017). The Irish Journal of Education, 2017, xlii, pp. 64-87., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3729584

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