Practice and evaluation of enrichment programs for the gifted and talented learners

Wei Ren Chen, Mei Fang Chen*

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Abstract

The ultimate goal of gifted education programs is to cultivate students’ competences through challenging, enriching, and engaging opportunities for talent development. The purpose of this review is to present two main approaches of enrichment programs for gifted learners in Taiwan: the programs following the law and the alternative programs initiated by local authorities, private organizations, and researchers. The rationale and practice of program evaluation are also discussed to analyze Taiwan’s gifted education program logics and qualities to reflect on the development of these programs. Finally, the prospects of program design and evaluation are proposed: (a) defining the criteria for success or effectiveness, (b) selecting or developing valid and reliable measurement tools and strategies, (c) conducting long-term evaluation plans and follow-up studies, and (d) promoting evidence-based decision-making in gifted education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-129
Number of pages22
JournalGifted Education International
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 May

Keywords

  • Gifted education programs
  • enrichment
  • evidence-based programming
  • program evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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