Ahmed Hassan Hemdan Mohamed

Ahmed Hassan Hemdan Mohamed
United Arab Emirates University | UAEU · Department of Special Education

PhD

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Introduction
I work as an associate professor at the Special Ed. Dept., College of Education, United Arab Emirates University. I am interested in assessment and education of gifted students. I am also interested in creativity research. I currently serve as the editor-in-chief of the International Journal for Research in Education (IJRE).
Additional affiliations
November 2016 - December 2020
Assiut University
Position
  • Professor
September 2011 - present
Sultan Qaboos University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (61)
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The Education and Learning Capital Model (ELCM), based on the Actiotope Model of Giftedness was used as a framework to explain the current practices dedicated to serve gifted education. This article addresses the status quo of gifted education in Oman according to the ELDM. The model comprised ten components including action learning capital, econo...
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Considerable evidence supports that preschool education is a milestone stage for children. Nonetheless, systematic preschool gifted education programs rarely exist in public elementary schools. The current study explored the perceptions of 16 preschool teachers (general and special education teachers) from seven public schools in Abu Dhabi, United...
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Background Although efforts toward practicing inclusive education have stalled in countries such as Ghana, the available data have mainly centred on enacting inclusive education in public schools. With private schools being notable alternative service providers to public schools, understanding private school teachers’ perceived self-efficacy toward...
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Multi-informants, such as parents and teachers, are commonly considered as resources when evaluating students’ emotional and behavioral skills. This research aimed to examine the factor structure comparability between an Arabic version of the Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale–Second Edition (BERS–2) and the scale’s original version. A related p...
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This chapter addresses the reality of assessment with disabilities in the UAE. A related purpose is to delineate suggestions and strategies that can help in the establishment of a coherent assessment system that strives to accurately identify different disabilities in schools. It presents information relating to how students with disabilities are i...
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Background and Aims: The COVID‐19 outbreak has had an overwhelming effect on societies' access to essential services. Human‐to‐human transmission facilitates the spread of the disease, as do other conditions, such as temperature. Individuals with underlying health conditions are at increased risk of acquiring and suffering the devastating effects o...
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This review study aims to draw a summary of reading intervention for dyslexic learners based on Information and Communication Technology as represented in the literature. Since the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, children have been exposed to technology devices more than ever before. This boosted exposure can be utilized to design interventions by employin...
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Gifted education in the United Arab Emirates is a nascent field that is coming into greater visibility with corresponding governmental and institutional support over the past 15 years. Massive efforts are now being strategically put in place, which includes actively training teachers to meet the government’s aim to prioritize giftedness and innovat...
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One of the goals of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is to be the centre of excellence in both education and research in the Middle East. Radical educational reforms have been introduced with substantial governmental support provided to ensure that the essential standards of quality are met in terms of teacher professional development (TPD) as the co...
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The coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak has brought the world to a standstill, especially the education sector. Globally, it has claimed over two million lives, with over 100 million people infected, forcing schools to close down. This has reignited the importance of online teaching and learning for preservice teachers who comprise the next frontiers...
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Background The outbreak of COVID-19 has had overwhelming effects on human lives, properties, and access to essential services in the society. Consequently, the manufacturing of vaccine was envisaged a milestone in effort towards ‘normalizing’ the world. With discourses around the efficacy of the vaccines, it is unclear whether having a health condi...
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The phonological awareness (PA) skills represent a major milestone in the development of reading abilities for preschool children. The purpose of this research study was to examine the developmental trajectories of preschoolers’ PA. A related purpose was to explore gender differences in PA. Participants in this study were 767 preschool children (33...
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The purpose of this study was to explore the psychometric properties of an Arabic translation of the Gifted Rating Scales–School Form (GRS-S) on a national sample of 907 students from Cycle 1 (Grades 1 to 4) and Cycle 2 (Grades 5 to 10) from five governorates in Oman (Muscat, Dhofar, Al-Batinah North, Al-Sharqiyah South, and Al-Dhahira). The replic...
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The purpose of this study was to explore the psychometric properties of an Arabic translation of the Gifted Rating Scales-School Form (GRS-S) on a national sample of 907 students from cycle 1 (grades from 1 to 4) and cycle 2 (grades from 5 to 10) from 5 governorates in Oman (Muscat, Dhofar, Al-Dhahira, South Al-Batinah, and South Al-Sharqiya). The...
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The purpose of this study was to explore the performance of three groups of students, gifted hearing students (GH), average-ability hearing students (AH), and deaf students (DF) on mathematical ability. The sample consisted of a total of 167 students (91 males and 76 females). Deaf students came from the Al-Amal School (an inclusive school for deaf...
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Few studies on creativity have focused on creativity development in various grade levels for high-achieving students. The purpose of this study was to explore the developmental trajectories of creative ability for high-achieving students. The participants constituted a national representative sample of 990 male (N = 506) and female (484) students f...
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Many theorists contend that there is no universally accepted definition of general giftedness (Sternberg & Davidson, 2005). This view extends to mathematical giftedness (Reed, 2004). Mathematical giftedness is a set of testable abilities of an individual. If she/he scores high in nearly all of these abilities, there is a high possibility of success...
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The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to explore special education teachers’ attitudes towards using technology in inclusive classrooms in Oman. The sample consisted of 428 special education teachers working in Omani public schools (250 teachers of students with learning disabilities (LD), 90 teachers of students with intellectual disability...
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The purpose of this study was to use the Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Intelligence (CTONI-2) in identifying giftedness. Participants of the study constituted a national representative sample of about 1000 students selected randomly from elementary, middle, and secondary schools in Oman. The exploratory factor analysis results showed that all sub...
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The purpose of this study was to explore the developmental trajectories of creative ability of gifted students. The participants constituted a national representative sample of 990 male (N = 506) and female (484) students from grades 1 to 10 in five governorates in Oman (Muscat, South-Al Batinah, South- Al Sharqia, Dhofar, and Al Dhakilia). The stu...
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The purpose of this study was to examine whether gender would moderate the association between teacher–child relationship and children’s social skills in a sample of preschool children. Classroom teachers (N = 32) rated the quality of the teacher–child relationship (Student–Teacher Relationship Scale; STRS) and children’s social skills (Social Skil...
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. Research Questions: 1. What is the relationship between different aspects of creativity and academic achievement? 2. Are there any significant gender differences with regard to the relationship between the different aspects of creativity and academic achievement? The results of the study showed moderate correlation between students' creativity...
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Research suggested teacher-completed gifted screening scales can reduce undernomination of students with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The purpose of this was to examine the use of the Gifted Rating Scale-School form (GRS-S) in the identification of gifted students in Oman. The participants were drawn from a national sample of...
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Phonological awareness skills are considered essential components that contribute in acquiring and developing reading in children. Research studies indicate that phonological awareness is an important indicator of literacy skills in school. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of both gender differences and age level on phonological...
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The purpose of this study was to explore whether preschool teachers’ self-reported beliefs could predict their self-reported practices about developmentally appropriate practices (DAP). A related purpose was to examine whether classroom size and teachers' experience are significant predictors of their self-reported beliefs and practices. A total of...
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Gifted students’ strengths are important in understanding their psychoeducational assessment. Few studies examined the use of teachers’ and parents’ ratings in assessing gifted students’ emotional and behavioural strengths. The purpose of this study was to examine psychometric properties of the Behavioural and Emotional Rating Scale-2nd edition (BE...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate female student teachers’ beliefs towards developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and the relationship between these beliefs and the GPA. It also aimed to investigate the differences in DAP beliefs among female student teachers at different years(lst through 4th year). Study sample consisted of 60 fem...
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Research suggests that teacher-completed gifted screening scales can reduce undernomination of students with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The purpose of this study was to examine the use of the Gifted Rating Scales–School Form (GRS-S) in the identification of gifted students in Oman. The participants of the study represented a...
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This study examined the association between early childhood classroom quality and preschool children's social skills and emotional problems. Teachers completed the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R) and the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment-Clinical Form (DECA-C). Participants included 141 preschool children from 10 kind...
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Extensive efforts have been made to maximize the potential of children with disabilities in Oman. The establishment of Al-Wafaa centers of disabilities served as a channel to help families secure a variety of services provided to children with different disabling conditions. The purpose of this study was to explore the burnout of staff working in t...
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No doubt that teacher’ beliefs about teaching have a direct effect on educational practices. Accordingly, the level of pre-service preschool teachers’ developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) is one an utmost importance in the study of early childhood. These practices were brought up by the National Association for Education of Young Children (N...
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The use of teacher-rating scales constitutes an integral component in the identification of gifted students. The purpose of this study was to explore the factor structure of the Scales for Rating the Behavioural Characteristics of Superior Students (SRBCSS, Renzulli, Smith, White, Callahan, & Hartman, 2002). Participants consisted of 672 (310 femal...
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The issue of gender differences in creativity has been a controversial and much-disputed subject for decades. The purpose of this study was to explore gender differences in divergent thinking and the effect of gender-grade level interaction on divergent thinking. The sample consisted of 901 (367 boys and 534 girls), from K to 6, who were recruited...
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The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between theory of mind (ToM) (intention and false belief), metacognition, and self-regulation in preschool children. A related purpose was to investigate the gender and age differences. The sample of the study consisted of 87 preschool children in Southern Egypt. The instruments consisted of...
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In this study, we explored whether creativity was domain specific or domain general. The relationships between students’ scores on three creative problem-solving activities (math, spatial artistic, and oral linguistic) in the DIS-COVER assessment (Discovering Intellectual Strengths and Capabilities While Observing Varied Ethnic Responses) and the T...
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In this study, we explored whether creativity was domain specific or domain general. The relationships between students’ scores on three creative problem-solving activities (math, spatial artistic, and oral linguistic) in the DIS-COVER assessment (Discovering Intellectual Strengths and Capabilities While Observing Varied Ethnic Responses) and the T...
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Inclusive Education (IE) in Egypt has recently received a momentum by the reauthorization of the Child Act in 2008 and the issuing of IE Mandates in 2009, and 2011. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between teacher self-efficacy and teacher attitudes toward the inclusive classroom. Research studies have demonstrated that tea...
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One of the most important functions of storytelling is to help individuals solve problems that can be of significance in their daily lives. The purpose of this study was to discover new criteria to use when assessing the quality of children's invented stories as examples of their linguistic problem solving ability. Three children's stories, told du...
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Inclusive Education (IE) in Egypt has recently received a momentum by the reauthorization of the Child Act in 2008 and the issuing of IE Mandates in 2009, and 2011. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between teacher self-efficacy and teacher attitudes toward the inclusive classroom. Research studies have demonstrated that tea...
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The purpose of this study was to explore the attitudes of female preschool in-service teachers. A related purpose was to explore the relationship between teachers’ attitudes toward gifted children and teachers’ professional quality of life, life satisfaction and some other demographic variables such as teaching experience, residence, and type of sc...
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The perpose of this study was to identify The Effect of Using Dimensions of Thinking's Model in Developing Map Reading Skills and Creative Thinking Abilities of ( 86 ) eight six Elementary students A booklet for the students and a teacher manual were developed as tools to achieve the goal or purpose of this stag the booklet for the Two study units...
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This 3‐year study was designed to assess the impact of the DISCOVER Curriculum Model on the creativity of 2983 Hispanic, Navajo, Caucasian, African American, and Yaqui Indian elementary school children as measured by the Test of Creative thinking‐Drawing Production (TCT‐DP). Teachers (108) of similar ethnicities from 4 elementary schools were obser...

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JGEDC is one of the most important academic journals in the field of gifted education and creativity in the world. JGEDC has renewed its editorial board. Todd Kettler and Michael Shaughnessy serve as editor-in-chief. Academics in the Editorial Board Dr. Martina BRAZZOLOTTO Prof.Dr. Rena F. SUBOTNIK Prof. Dr. Ann ROBINSON Prof.Dr. Kirsi TIRRI Prof.Dr. Hanna DAVID Prof. Dr. Antti JUVONEN Dr. Monica MEADOWS Dr. Vivien GYURIS Dr. Sarah Marie BERRY Dr. Mojca KUKANJA GABRIJELCIC Dr. Ahmed Hassan Hemdan MOHAMED Dr. Anne M. ROBERTS Dr. Keri GUILBAULT Prof. Dr. Connie PHELPS Dr. Marisa SOTO-HARRİSON We invite academics working in the field of gifted education and creativity to take part in the editorial board and submit articles. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to our project to make JGEDC the world's most important and most read academic journal. JGECD is registered there in Turkey as ISSN, but its editorial management office is located in London, UK. For communication about our project E-mail: editorjgedc@gmail.com Phone-Whatsapp: + 90 505 3835795 JGEDC web site: https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jgedc
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we are combining Science Education + Gifted Education. Please join us. Our big academic platform is Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists and Journal of Gifted Education and Creativity. We present "Advanced Science Education" concept. We invite you new trend of science education and gifted education.. This is our big project See you https://icgyse.net/
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The 􀃗eld of gifted education in the Sultanate is in need for enrichment programs to develop gifted students' thinking. There is a scarcity in the literature related to either designing or administering enrichment programs and its e􀃖ect on thinking outcomes of gifted students. The present study aims at exploring the e􀃖ect of an enrichment program on some variables such as scienti􀃗c thinking, inquiry skills, motivation towards science, and academic achievement. The study sample will consist of 100 gifted male and female students in cycle 1 and cycle 2 schools in Muscat. The study tools consists of science enrichment units in topics such as electricity, human body, and environment, developed in the US. These units will be adapted to the Omani environment according to science national curriculum, along with some tests that measure intelligence, self-concept, and attitudes toward science and school. The duration of the project is one academic semester (3 months) and will be supervised by science teachers in the selected schools. The study will use the quasi-experimental method which consists of an experimental and a control group with a pre-post test design.