DISCOVER in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Sarouphim, Ketty M.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-31T07:56:29Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-31T07:56:29Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-08-31
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/8406
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 from 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, but discrepancies were found between students' grades and their corresponding DISCOVER ratings in spatial artistic and oral linguistic intelligences. Further, 19% of the participants were identified, with no gender differences. The findings were corroborated by interviews with the teachers. The researcher concluded that DISCOVER seems a promising instrument for identifying gifted Lebanese children; however, 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 in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.title.subtitle a pilot study en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201100947 en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Sarouphim, K. M. (2007). DISCOVER in Lebanon: A Pilot Study. Online Submission. en_US
dc.author.email ksarufim@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.conference.date April 2007 en_US
dc.conference.place Chicago, Illinois en_US
dc.conference.title 88th Annual meeting of the american educational research association en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED496155 en_US
dc.publication.date 2007 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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