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Oswald, Marietjie; Rabie, Erika – Gifted Education International, 2017
In this article, we report the findings of a qualitative, collective case study exploring the academic experiences of six grade 11 gifted students in two schools in diverse socio-economic communities in rural Western South Africa. Gifted students represent an important component of a nation's intellectual capital. They possess the qualities needed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 11, Secondary School Students, Academically Gifted
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Eriksson, Gillian – Gifted Education International, 2014
Eminent individuals have made significant contributions to their fields that have impacted on fundamental knowledge and practices around the world, a description that aptly describes the world-known South African paleoanthropologist and scientist, Professor Phillip Tobias. This article presents evidence from his early childhood and schooling that…
Descriptors: Profiles, Foreign Countries, Paleontology, Scientists
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Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Moore, Tammy Lynne; Maree, Kobus – Gifted Education International, 2013
Always regarded as somewhat of an "outsider" (the child of an English-speaking (Catholic) mother and an Afrikaans (Protestant) father in an exclusively Afrikaans milieu) and growing up extremely poor, seeing the hardship of others and realising how much talent was going to waste, Kobus Maree took a particular interest in gifted…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Foreign Countries, Creativity, Strategic Planning
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Peters, Phil; Katsaros, Alex; Howard, Rosalyn; Lindgren, Robb – Gifted Education International, 2012
This pilot project conducted by researchers from the University of Central Florida (UCF) seeks to answer the question: Does a real-time, two-way, mobile, remote webcasting system have special properties for learning compared with traditional distance learning platforms? Students enrolled in two online, undergraduate UCF courses explored South…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Pilot Projects, Foreign Countries, Learning Experience
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Eriksson, Gillian – Gifted Education International, 2012
"It is the year 2025 and I am compiling this article for an instant VPD (videopod) that is streamed over the world. An EESR (Educational Expert Service Request) came from an empathetic computer HIAS (Hi, I am Sam) that matched my qualifications with a quest by online activists SFT (Searching for Truth) to examine global interactions in…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Global Education, Communication (Thought Transfer), Academically Gifted
Maree, Jacobus G.; Ebersohn, Liesel – Gifted Education International, 2002
This article examines the possible meaning of the construct "emotional intelligence". Two case studies of adolescent males are presented and indicate that emotional intelligence has a significant impact not only on the qualitative level of intelligence actualization but also on the quantitative level of intelligence measurement and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Development
Maree, J. G.; Bester, S. E.; Lubbe, C.; Beck, G. – Gifted Education International, 2001
This article proposes a post-modern model for career counseling of gifted students which emphasizes empowering the individual to make his/her own decisions about the future using a narrative approach in which the client creates his/her own life story. Principles of the model are illustrated with a case study of a 14-year-old gifted black girl in…
Descriptors: Black Students, Career Counseling, Case Studies, Females
Cawood, J. – Gifted Education International, 1992
This article addresses the importance of training students in leadership skills to the benefit of the community's well-being, with emphasis on the positive and negative roles sometimes served by student leaders in schools for Blacks in South Africa and with examples of positive leadership training programs. (DB)
Descriptors: Black Education, Black Students, Foreign Countries, Gifted
Adams, Harvey B.; Wallace, Belle – Gifted Education International, 1991
The "Thinking Actively in a Social Context" (TASC) project, currently underway with African-American high school pupils and teachers in KwaZulu/Natal schools (South Africa), stresses the systematic development of thinking and problem-solving skills. The program has been very successful with relatively high achieving students but requires…
Descriptors: Black Students, Blacks, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth
Eriksson, Gillian I. – Gifted Education International, 1990
The study investigated two levels of learning choice and control with 150 gifted South African students (grades 6-8) exposed to the Cognitive Research Trust (CORT) thinking skills program (prestructured) or the Integrated Education Model program (flexibly structured). Results suggested both programs affected locus of control and creativity but not…
Descriptors: Creativity, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Junior High Schools
Eriksson, Gillian I. – Gifted Education International, 1989
The Schmerenbeck Multi-Racial Educational Centre (South Africa) implemented "Integrated Arts Workshops" to develop the creative thinking of gifted/talented children. Professional artists and teachers are brought together with groups of children, and ideas are explored through sensory stimulation, creative problem-solving, and reflection.…
Descriptors: Creative Art, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Elementary Secondary Education
Sibaya, Patrick T.; And Others – Gifted Education International, 1996
This paper discusses the limitations of assessment procedures used with ethnic minority students in South Africa, using a nationwide survey of psychologists to gauge their knowledge of culturally fair and appropriate assessment techniques. The Learning Potential Assessment Device is recommended for the assessment of giftedness, intelligence, and…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Culture Fair Tests, Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education
Olivier, A.; And Others – Gifted Education International, 1995
A forum was held to identify the needs of parents of gifted children in Witwatersrand (South Africa). Results indicated parents were in need of information on: how to manage the child; emotional problems experienced by the child; attitude of teachers; dissatisfaction with school; problems with time; and a lack of skills, such as social skills. (CR)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Gifted
Wallace, Belle; Radloff, Jenny – Gifted Education International, 1992
This examination of gifted education in South Africa discusses such problems as the use of group psychometric tests, inequalities of schooling due to discrimination, and rote-learning environments. The subject of history is presented as a vehicle for development of inquiry and problem-solving skills. (JDD)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Developing Nations, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
Murray, Chris – Gifted Education International, 1992
A Saturday enrichment program for gifted black children in Soweto townships (South Africa) is described, including development of basic numeracy and literacy skills for elementary students; work in English, mathematics, and science/biology for high school students; creative activities and excursions; interracial activities; and cross-cultural…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Black Students, Creative Development, Disadvantaged Youth
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