Education in Northern Ireland – Does it Meet the Needs of Gifted Students?

24 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2021

Date Written: January 23, 2018

Abstract

This study focuses on education at primary and secondary level in Northern Ireland and questions if it meets the needs of gifted students. Gifted students from Mensa were questioned about their experiences in school, and the majority of students stated that they did not have sufficient challenge in school, or any type of differentiation in classes, and the preferred form of differentiation was more demanding work in class, followed by fast paced classes with older, advanced students.

Keywords: Gifted students, acceleration, teacher education, Mensa, PISA, PIRLS, TIMSS

JEL Classification: I20

Suggested Citation

McGrath, Patricia, Education in Northern Ireland – Does it Meet the Needs of Gifted Students? (January 23, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3771807 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3771807

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