An Alternative Program in Gifted Education: Leonardo Model

Faruk Levent, Fatma Akça Erol
2019 Turkish Journal of Giftedness and Education  
Many developed countries, especially United States, United Kingdom, South Korea and Germany, attach great importance to the education of gifted students. Numerous studies have been carried out in these countries and different models have been developed. In the Netherlands, in addition to the state-owned "normal" primary schools, there are alternative schools in which different models of education are applied. In these alternative schools where Montessori, Leonardo, Jenaplan or Dalton models are
more » ... r Dalton models are applied, gifted students can find more individual work opportunities than normal schools. In this study, the Leonardo model developed for gifted students in the Netherlands was examined. The information obtained for this study includes books, theses, and articles: 1) Education in Leonardo model, 2) Application procedure to Leonardo schools, 3) Curriculum in Leonardo model, 4) Characteristics of Leonardo instructors, 5) Researches about Leonardo model, 6) Criticism of Leonardo model
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