Enrichment Programs for the Gifted: Problems and Prospects
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The emerging growth in the educational system in the Philippines covers the area of special education. Specifically, in addressing the diverse learning needs of the identified gifted learners in society. Enrichment programs are adopted by different educational institutions across all regions to supplement and cater to the advanced learning skills and innate talents of the learners in the Gifted and Talented Program. This study aimed to investigate the extent of the implementation and the problems and prospects of the enrichment programs for the gifted in the selected Sped Centers in the Division of Zamboanga City in special programs, strategies, and content areas. Respondents came from the six selected Public Elementary Special Education Centers with the Gifted Education Program in the Division of Zamboanga City. This study used the mixed-method triangulation design wherein the quantitative statistical results were directly compared and contrasted with qualitative findings to validate and expand the quantitative results of this research study. Moreover, the research statistical results were directly compared and contrasted with qualitative findings to validate the study and found out that the extent of implementing the enrichment programs for the gifted in special programs, strategies, and content areas is often implemented by the different Public Elementary Sped Centers in the Division of Zamboanga City and sometimes experienced the problems and prospects.