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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
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
Naidu, Sandhrapvakesh R.; Presley, Priscilla Henshaw – Gifted Education International, 1995
U.S. program model designs used for children who are gifted were analyzed for their potential applications for rural schools of developing countries such as South Africa. Program trends and practices are identified from analysis of 100 descriptive and experimental studies of the last 10 years. A bibliography of the studies is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Information Utilization
Adams, Harvey B.; Wallace, Belle – Gifted Education International, 1988
Described is an approach to the teaching of thinking and problem-solving for gifted and regular education students, based on R.J. Sternberg's "Suggested Criteria for the Development of Thinking Skills Programmes." The program provides specific skills training and ample practice, emphasizes cooperative learning and motivation, and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cooperative Learning, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries
Wallace, Belle; Adams, Harvey B. – Gifted Education International, 1987
Issues in the identification of high potential students in third world countries with emphasis on work in Kwa Zulu/Natal (South Africa) are discussed. The "test-teach-reteach" paradigm is suggested to assess degree of modifiability under optimal instructional conditions. (DB)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Talent Identification
Wallace, Belle – Gifted Education International, 1988
Causes of cognitive underdevelopment in Zulu children and the cognitive functions necessary for efficient school learning are outlined. To assess potential for learning and to remediate cognitive underfunctioning, 20 secondary students analyzed, organized, and reproduced a complex geometric figure. Positive effects were evident following specific…
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Tests