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Discover travels to Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Sarouphim, Ketty
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-26T09:16:58Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-26T09:16:58Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1533-2276 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/7142
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of DISCOVER, a performance-based assessment, in identifying gifted students in Lebanon. DISCOVER is grounded in Gardner’s MI theory and consists of tasks involving problem-solving and creative abilities. The sample consisted of 49 middle-class 5-th graders, with a mean age of 10.2 years attending a private school in Beirut, Lebanon. High correlations were found between the participants’ DISCOVER ratings and their corresponding school grades in mathematical, spatial analytical and written linguistic intelligences. Discrepancies were found between students’ grades and corresponding DISCOVER ratings in spatial artistic and oral linguistic intelligences. However, 19% of the participants were identifi ed, with no gender differences.Findings were corroborated by interviews with the teachers. The researcher concludes the DISCOVER instrument holds promise for identifying gifted Lebanese children, but advises research on larger samples of Lebanese students should be conducted before drawing solid conclusions en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Discover travels to Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 197906620 en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Gifted and Talented International en_US
dc.article.pages 45-53 en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/15332276.2007.11673494 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Sarouphim, K. M. (2007). DISCOVER travels to Lebanon. Gifted and Talented International, 22(2), 45-53. en_US
dc.author.email ksarufim@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15332276.2007.11673494 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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