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    Republic of the Philippines
    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHEASTERN PHILIPPINES
    College of Education
    Davao City

    Title : Evaluation of the instructional practices of the gifted and talented program of an Elementary Education School
    Author : Gerry S. Farraren
    Name of Institution : University of Southeastern Philippines
    Degree
    : Master of Education in Exceptional Children
    Stream
    : Mentally Gifted and Mentally Handicapped
    Year
    : 2012
    Abstract : The optimum goal of the study was to evaluate the gifted and talented program of an elementary schools employing descriptive-correlational method with 160 respondents. Findings showed that the instructional practices of the gifted and talented program in the elementary school in terms of instructional environment; planning effective instruction; effective implementation of specially designed instruction; and effective on-going assessment of student progress had overall combined mean rating of 4.3892 with descriptive equivalent of high. The level of satisfaction of students on instructional practices of the gifted and talented program in the elementary school is high with mean of 4.2785 and the level of the performance of students is very good with mean of 88.5075. Among the indicators of instructional practices only instructional environment differ significantly when classified according to stakeholders. The null hypothesis was accepted. It is concluded that the level of instructional practices of the gifted and talented program in the elementary schools was high and the performance of students was very good. Instructional environment has significant difference when classified according to stakeholders. There were no significant relationships between instructional practices, satisfaction of parents and teachers, and satisfaction and grades of students. Most of the participants think that the teachers are demonstrating quality instructional practices in the school. It is recommended that Tugbok Elementary SPED Center Officials may design educational programs with appropriate implementation guide to take into account the wide diversity of special students characteristics and needs within a child-centered pedagogy for special learners with special learning needs.