Psicologia Escolar e Educacional
versão impressa ISSN 1413-8557
This study evaluated the impact of a program designed to meet the needs of gifted and talented students on the academic performance and creativity of its participants, to investigate teachers, students and parents perception of activities and strategies implemented in the program, as well as to examine the extent to which activities and educational strategies adopted in the program differ from the ones used in the regular classes. Seventy-seven students who attended the program, 11 teachers who worked in the program, 6 teachers from regular clasrooms and 6 parents of students from the program participated in this study. The results indicated that academically gifted students had a better academic performance than talented students, who obtained a higher score in the creativity test. The perception of teachers, students and parents about activities developed in the program was positive. Educational practices implemented in the program were moderately different from that adopted in regular classrooms.
Palavras-chave : Educationalpractices; Giftedstudents.