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Hébert, Thomas P. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
The development of leadership talent in a gifted individual was the focus of this 15-year longitudinal case study. Four major themes explained the development of his leadership talent. Crucial family factors and support served as a foundation for his psychosocial development and contributed significantly to his talents as a leader. Emotional…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Leadership Training, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Qualities
Potts, Jessica Alison – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
The intent of this case study is to understand profoundly gifted students' perceptions of virtual programs. The participants for this study were five profoundly gifted students who were enrolled in a fully virtual writing course hosted by a school that serves the profoundly gifted population. The researcher gathered data via asynchronous focus…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Virtual Classrooms
Jung, Jae Yup; Young, Marie – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
This mixed methods study investigated the occupational/career decision-making processes of intellectually gifted adolescents from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. In the first phase, interview data from 26 Australian adolescents, who were simultaneously intellectually gifted and of low socioeconomic status background, were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Occupational Aspiration, Academically Gifted, Adolescents
Warne, Russell T. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
Lewis Terman is widely seen as the "father of gifted education," yet his work is controversial. Terman's "mixed legacy" includes the pioneering work in the creation of intelligence tests, the first large-scale longitudinal study, and the earliest discussions of gifted identification, curriculum, ability grouping, acceleration,…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Educational Theories, Educational Philosophy, Intelligence Tests
Hodges, Jaret; Mohan, Soumya – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
Machine learning algorithms are used in language processing, automated driving, and for prediction. Though the theory of machine learning has existed since the 1950s, it was not until the advent of advanced computing that their potential has begun to be realized. Gifted education is a field where machine learning has yet to be utilized, even…
Descriptors: Gifted Education, Artificial Intelligence, Classification, Computer Uses in Education
Lamb, Kristen N.; Boedeker, Peter; Kettler, Todd – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
Underrepresentation in gifted education for ethnically diverse student groups has been widely recognized. Two recent federal district court decisions defined the lower limits of equitable participation using the 20% equity allowance formula proposed by Donna Ford. The purpose of this article was to evaluate the application of the 20% rule to…
Descriptors: Gifted Education, Disproportionate Representation, Enrollment, Equal Education
Peters, Scott J.; Gentry, Marcia; Whiting, Gillman W.; McBee, Matthew T. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
The disproportional representation of students from various demographic subgroups within identified gifted and talented populations has long frustrated policy makers, education advocates, researchers practitioners within the field, and those concerned with societal inequality in general. Despite the prevalence of articles in the media reporting on…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Disproportionate Representation, Limited English Speaking
Bolland, Anneliese C.; Besnoy, Kevin D.; Tomek, Sara; Bolland, John M. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
Although there is much research on adolescent poverty, research related to youth living in communities characterized by extreme poverty who are also identified as academically gifted is lacking. This study explores the development of hopelessness in these youths, compared with peers not identified as gifted, using data from the Mobile Youth and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Economically Disadvantaged, Neighborhoods, Gender Differences
Wai, Jonathan; Allen, Jeff – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
We examined 482,418 students who took the ACT in the seventh grade and again in high school, taking an exploratory analytic approach to examine academic growth trends from 1996 to 2017. Predictors included sociodemographics, interests, high school (HS) characteristics, HS coursework and GPA, and extracurriculars, which explained 25% of the…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Predictor Variables, Achievement Gains, Secondary School Students
Lo, C. Owen; Porath, Marion; Yu, Hsiao-Ping; Chen, Chen-Ming; Tsai, Kuei-Fang; Wu, I-Chen – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
Over the past century, strong applications of psychometrics have resulted in an ideology and practices of identification in the field of gifted education. In recent years, an alternative ideology that construes giftedness in an inclusive light and promotes democratic practices has emerged. This ideology posits a new meaning-making system of…
Descriptors: Gifted, Gifted Education, Ideology, Definitions
Peairs, Kristen F.; Putallaz, Martha; Costanzo, Philip R. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
Peer status is an important indicator and predictor of adjustment. While gifted children tend to enjoy favorable peer status, their social functioning during adolescence is less clear. The current study seeks to enhance this understanding by examining both preference- and reputation-based peer status of gifted adolescents. Peer nominations were…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Grade 7, Peer Relationship, Social Status
Dare, Lynn; Nowicki, Elizabeth Agnes; Smith, Susen – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
Acceleration is a well-researched educational intervention supporting positive outcomes for high-ability students. However, access to acceleration may be restricted due to educators' misapprehensions about this practice. To better understand whether students share educators' concerns, our study explored 26 high-ability students' beliefs about…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Academically Gifted, Academic Ability, Concept Mapping
Ritchotte, Jennifer A.; Zaghlawan, Hasan Y. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
This study investigated the impact of training and coaching parents to use a higher level questioning strategy during shared reading time at home on the expressive language complexity of their young twice-exceptional children. Four parents were trained and coached to use higher level questions, based on the revised Bloom's taxonomy, with their…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Parents, Questioning Techniques, Children
Mun, Rachel U.; Hertzog, Nancy B. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
Asian immigrant parents may hold high expectations for their children to excel academically and professionally. Filial piety and the desire to make their parent(s) proud can motivate these children to achieve but can also place undue pressure on them. In this qualitative study, researchers explored how seven Asian American women who entered…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Immigrants, Parent Aspiration, Parent Child Relationship
Oppong, Ernestina; Shore, Bruce M.; Muis, Krista R. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
The concept of giftedness has historically been shaped by theories of IQ, creativity, and expertise (including early conceptions of metacognition). These theories focus within the mind of the individual learner. Social, emotional, and motivational qualities of giftedness were treated as add-ons, not part of the core construct. This created…
Descriptors: Gifted, Metacognition, Theory Practice Relationship, Talent
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