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Manasawala, S. A.; Desai, D. N. – Gifted Education International, 2019
India is currently focusing on providing education for all, and special population like the gifted is being neglected. This is evident in the case of Aditya (IQ 145), a 7-year-old boy, and his parents who after discovering that their child is gifted attempt to meet his unique educational needs. Despite evidence of Aditya qualifying in examination…
Descriptors: Gifted, Educational Needs, Parent Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Lin, Pei-Ying; Lin, Yu-Cheng – Gifted Education International, 2018
Previous studies on Indian education have urged educators to address serious concerns about inequality and inequity in gifted education, and about the assessments for students educated in extremely diverse social and cultural landscapes in India. Although it is believed that appropriate test accommodations ensure valid and meaningful test results,…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Testing Accommodations, Foreign Countries, Measurement
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Chander, Subhash – Gifted Education International, 2012
The number of day-to-day challenges has increased at every stage of life, particularly in developing countries, and therefore there is a crying need for a search for solutions. Education plays an important role in providing correct direction, and science education can prove crucial in achieving this goal. Solutions to individual as well as…
Descriptors: Evidence, Creativity, Scientific Principles, Problem Solving
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Sharma, Jyoti – Gifted Education International, 2012
India is a pluralistic, multicultural, and multilingual society. Cultural differences within India make it impossible to adopt a common approach to the identification of potentially gifted children. We need a program that is locally driven and culturally appropriate to be able to make a real difference in the future life of young potentially able…
Descriptors: Gifted Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Multilingualism, Identification
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Sharma, Yukti – Gifted Education International, 2012
This article describes developmental interactions with a group of female students at an Indian public school situated in a disadvantaged section of the community. Through a series of activities, the author makes an intensive effort to develop social giftedness in these students. The article describes various activities together with the author's…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Disadvantaged, Personality Measures, Foreign Countries
Gupta, Shalini; Maitra, Krishna – Gifted Education International, 2002
To explore abilities of children with autism, four case studies were conducted of children (ages 8-16) with autism in India. The strengths and weaknesses of the children are described, along with strategies for enabling them to reach their full potential. The role of their parents in their development is stressed. (Contains 7 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Autism, Case Studies, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development
Maitra, Krishna; Kumari, Harsh – Gifted Education International, 1996
This study examined the perceptions of 90 gifted students in India about their choices of scientific disciplines to study in depth. Males tended toward engineering; females toward biology. Gender differences that emerged from student responses are discussed, as are suggestions for fostering students' intrinsic motivation to choose nontraditional…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Science Education
Maitra, Krishna; Pathak, Dipi – Gifted Education International, 1997
Presents profiles of six gifted Indian children with cerebral palsy. It analyzes their drawings and finds healthy minds and positive attitudes toward life. It also reports on results of participant observation in two schools and interviews with counselors, teachers, and parents. The normality and special talents of these children rather than their…
Descriptors: Cerebral Palsy, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Freehand Drawing