Home Environment of Selected Filipino Gifted Individuals

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Author: Greg Tabios Pawilen, University of the Philippines, Los Banos, the Philippines
Email: gregpawilen@yahoo.com
Published: June 1, 2018
https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.6.2.05

Citation: Pawilen, P. T. (2018). Home Environment of Selected Filipino Gifted Individuals. IAFOR Journal of Education, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.6.2.05


Abstract

This study investigated the home environment of selected Filipino gifted individuals. It aims to answer two research questions: (1) what is the giftedness profile of the selected Filipino gifted?; (2) what types of home environments do Filipino gifted have? This study uses qualitative methods, specifically narrative research strategy, to provide a description of the home environment, the socio-emotional, intellectual, and physical environment that nurtures the intellectual skills, exceptional talents and leadership abilities of the gifted. The study highlighted important Filipino family values in describing this home environment. In this study, the home environment of the gifted contributed immensely to their positive development, not only in the nurturance of their giftedness, but also in the development of their socio-emotional skills and values system. This study recommends that there should be a strong link between the school and the family of the gifted, leading towards the establishment of stronger family support programs for the development and nurture of Filipino gifted students. Furthermore, schools can also develop different student support programs for gifted students to create stronger collaboration with the families of gifted students.

Keywords

home environment, giftedness, Filipino gifted