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Awanbor, D. – Gifted Education International, 1991
A review of the records of 490 students nominated and screened for the gifted education program in Nigeria in 1988 did not find that parental professional affiliation explained the academic preparation and eligibility of the children in this program. (DB)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Family Characteristics
Awanbor, D. – Gifted Education International, 1991
A survey of 241 Nigerian teachers found that subjects felt that the principal marker of giftedness is learning characteristics rather than general behavioral characteristics or creativity. The demographic variables of sex, educational level, and age did not have any significant differential effects on the perceptions of the subjects. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Age Differences, Creativity, Elementary Secondary Education
Gwany, D. M. – Gifted Education International, 1989
The paper discusses the concept of giftedness and outlines adaptation strategies in Nigeria to meet the needs of gifted students at the primary and junior secondary levels, senior secondary level, and university level. Adaptations include use of a mental age requirement for school admission, curriculum enrichment, acceleration, and special…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Early Admission, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education