Development and Evaluation of a Pioneer School-Based Gifted Education Program (Project GIFT) for Primary and Secondary Students in Hong Kong

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Author(s)

  • Daniel Tan Lei Shek
  • Alan Chi Keung Cheung
  • Anna Na Na Hui
  • Kim Hung Leung
  • Ruby Shui Ha Cheung

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Original languageEnglish
Article number4832
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume19
Issue number8
Online published15 Apr 2022
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022

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Abstract

In this study, we used a quasi-experimental research design with pretest and post-test data collected from an experimental group and a control group to investigate changes in students after participating in a school-based gifted education program (Project GIFT) in Hong Kong. There were 3207 successfully matched students (3rd to 9th graders) joining the Level 1 program (for all students) alone or both the Level 1 program and Level 2 program (for gifted students). Participants of the experimental and control groups completed validated measures on creativity, multiple intelligences, gifted characteristics, self-efficacy, psychological well-being, and satisfaction with life before and after participating in the program(s). One-way ANCOVA results revealed that students in the experimental groups showed positive changes after joining the program(s), with a greater impact for students joining both Level 1 and Level 2 programs. Students participating in both Level 1 and Level 2 programs displayed significant improvement in creativity, academic performance, logical–mathematical intelligence, intrapersonal intelligence, self-efficacy, autonomy, environmental mastery, and personal growth compared to the control counterparts. This study illustrates the benefits of the Level 1 and Level 2 programs in promoting the holistic development of the program participants.

Research Area(s)

  • development, evaluation, gifted education, Hong Kong

Citation Format(s)

Development and Evaluation of a Pioneer School-Based Gifted Education Program (Project GIFT) for Primary and Secondary Students in Hong Kong. / Shek, Daniel Tan Lei; Cheung, Alan Chi Keung; Hui, Anna Na Na; Leung, Kim Hung; Cheung, Ruby Shui Ha.

In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 19, No. 8, 4832, 04.2022.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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