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Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Barnes, Bryan – Gifted Education International, 2019
Michael F. Shaughnessy is currently Professor of Educational Studies at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico. Bryan Barnes is a graduate student in Speech Language Pathology at Eastern New Mexico University and is pursuing a Master's degree in that field. In this article, Shaughnessy, and Barnes, offer up a reflective conversation…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Leadership Training, Student Leadership, Social Responsibility
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Kohan-Mass, Judith; Tal, Liraz – Gifted Education International, 2019
In order to reach gender equity in the gifted population, an affirmative action policy was instituted in Israel to increase the number of girls identified as gifted. The purpose of this study was to compare the self-efficacy beliefs of girls in the top 1.5% (gifted girls (GG)) with those of girls in the top 3% (GG in affirmative action). It was…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Self Efficacy, Females, Mathematics Skills
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Miedijensky, Shirley – Gifted Education International, 2018
This study aims to assess the views of outstanding teachers of the gifted regarding their students' learning environment. Thirty teachers were interviewed and an interpretive approach was used to analyze their views. The teachers' comments were divided according to the following themes: (a) characteristics of gifted students, (b) characteristics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Educational Environment, Teacher Attitudes
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Kohan-Mass, Judith; Dakwar, Basheer; Dadush, Varda – Gifted Education International, 2018
Despite the global decline in the number of girls who study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects, in Israel, gender differences of physics students are especially worrying. Although girls and boys in junior high school reach similar achievements in physics, the number of girls who study physics in high school is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, STEM Education, Gender Differences
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Zorman, Rachel; Rachmel, Shlomit; Bashan, Zipi – Gifted Education International, 2016
The National Mentoring Program was created in 2009 by the Division for Gifted and Outstanding Students in the Ministry of Education and is implemented by the Szold Institute. The program aims to cultivate future leaders in Israel. Highly gifted 10th and 11th graders are matched with top rate professionals in students' areas of interest. They work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Achievement, Gifted
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David, Hanna – Gifted Education International, 2014
Many parents of gifted, talented and high-ability children seek counseling in the belief that a "diagnosis" of their child as "gifted" will solve the problems they and their child are encountering. In Israel, most children are screened for giftedness using the Szold examinations in grade 2 or 3 between the ages of 7 and 9…
Descriptors: Gifted, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Educational Diagnosis
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Rosemarin, Shoshana – Gifted Education International, 2014
David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973), the first Prime Minister of Israel, is included in Pasternak's (2001) list of the nine most memorable leaders of the twentieth century. All of them are remembered for the reforms they initiated. Roosevelt (USA), Stalin (Russia), Castro (Cuba), and Thatcher (England) focused on social-economical changes, whereas Gandhi…
Descriptors: Profiles, Foreign Countries, Presidents, History
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Vidergor, Hava – Gifted Education International, 2014
This article unfolds the personal creative characteristics of an educator in the field of gifted education, and examines creativity as expressed in childhood and its transformation into adulthood. Dr. Erika Landau is a pioneer of gifted education in Israel, an internationally renowned scholar and educator, and the founder of the Young Persons'…
Descriptors: Creativity, Profiles, Academically Gifted, Foreign Countries
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Loo, Alfred – Gifted Education International, 2012
The Internet is an effective learning tool for gifted children because it allows them to independently select the areas in which they have talent. The Internet also enables children to discover and maximize their potential. However, younger children might not have a large enough vocabulary to surf the Internet, even if they are gifted. For…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Gifted, Reading Ability, Kindergarten
Rosemarin, Shoshana – Gifted Education International, 2002
American (n=47) and Israeli (n=66) teachers gave their opinions on aspects of gifted education. The Israeli group stressed cognitive abilities, the power of heredity, and the competence of regular teachers. Americans stressed hard work and believed more in the modifiability of human characteristics. Overall, Israeli teachers were more concerned…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
Fisherman, Shraga – Gifted Education International, 2001
Eighty-five adolescent boys studying at an Israeli school for the academically talented and 27 adolescent boys studying at a regular school filled out ego identity questionnaires and cognitive complexity questionnaires. Talented boys scored higher on cognitive complexity and on two dimensions of ego identity: (1) meaningfulness versus alienation…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Adolescent Development, Cognitive Development, Foreign Countries
Rosemarin, Shoshana – Gifted Education International, 2001
Students, peers, teachers, principals, and parents (total N=180) responded to a questionnaire concerning a pullout program for gifted students in Israel. The questionnaire focused on the identification of the gifted, the level of parent involvement, teaching styles in the program, problems related to separation from home schools, relationships…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Landau, Erika; Weissler, Kineret; Golod, Gail – Gifted Education International, 2001
A study examined the impact of a gifted enrichment program on 80 Israeli students (grades 4-8) from disadvantaged neighborhoods. After program participation, girls' performance on an intelligence test was higher than boys'. While girls started out with slightly lower scores, they ended up with slightly higher scores than boys. (Contains…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education
Kaniel, Shlomo; Licht, Perach; Peled, Bracha – Gifted Education International, 2000
Results of two studies support the contention that teaching metacognitive strategies with the aid of software packages can enhance positive transfer of reading comprehension and writing skills in very able fifth (n=140) and seventh (n=136) grade learners in Israel. Students receiving metacognitive instruction and using writing-skills software…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Landau, Erika; Weissler, Kineret – Gifted Education International, 1998
This study examined the relationships among emotional maturity, intelligence, and creativity in 221 gifted children at a special school in Israel. Emotional maturity was defined as the strength and courage to actualize individual abilities within the frame of social demands. Highly intelligent and emotionally mature children were more creative…
Descriptors: Creativity, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Development, Foreign Countries
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