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McGrath, Patricia – Gifted Education International, 2019
This study focuses on education at primary and secondary level in Northern Ireland and questions whether it meets the needs of gifted students. Gifted students from Mensa were questioned about their experiences in school, and the majority of students stated that they did not have sufficient challenge in school, or any type of differentiation in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Academically Gifted, Student Needs
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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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Barone, Diane; Barone, Rebecca – Gifted Education International, 2019
This qualitative, practitioner study explored how gifted students, who were not necessarily sophisticated readers, first participated in literature circles. The students were enrolled in a US Title I, magnet Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)/International Baccalaureate World Academy (IB) school. Students routinely…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Reading Skills, Magnet Schools, Literacy Education
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Cavilla, Derek – Gifted Education International, 2019
There is a growing demand for equal support of social-emotional learning across the globe. In the United States, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning has shed significant light on the power of affective development for school-aged children, indicating that, without it, students are limited in their ability to reach their…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Affective Behavior, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Mounter, Joy; Huxtable, Marie; Whitehead, Jack – Gifted Education International, 2019
The article's authors continually ask and attempt to answer questions, such as, 'How do I improve what I am doing?' and 'How do we improve what we are doing?' by researching their practice and making public what knowledge they create along the way. Here they describe Living Theory research and explain why this has enabled them to improve their…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Research, Teacher Researchers, Inclusion
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Durak, Hatice Yildiz; Guyer, Tolga – Gifted Education International, 2019
Since programming processes involve different thinking skills and different fields of knowledge, it is especially important for children to acquire 21st-century skills. Even though the programming education activities are being intensively applied, it can be said that there is a gap in quantitative researches supporting the effort to reveal the…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Programming, Programming Languages, Active Learning
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Brandišauskiene, Agne – Gifted Education International, 2019
The current article reports on the analysis of the phenomenon of the experience of a gifted learner revealing her significant school experiences. Interpretative phenomenological analysis, that is, the phenomenological strategy of Colaizzi, has been selected for a consistent analysis, which reveals the factors of a person's internal dynamics. The…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Experience, Educational Experience, Psychological Patterns
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Mammadov, Sakhavat – Gifted Education International, 2019
This phenomenological study explored the educational and social experiences of eight gifted middle school students from Turkey. Data were collected from in-depth semi-structured interviews. The findings indicated that boredom and teacher ineffectiveness were among the most common problems that the participant students faced at school. The students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Middle School Students, Student Experience
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Haberlin, Steven; O'Grady, Patty – Gifted Education International, 2018
In this pilot study, 24 gifted, elementary students in second to fifth grade enrolled in a large, diverse, urban public school were introduced to 10 mindfulness-based techniques that the students practiced in school. The students practiced the techniques for 10 weeks once per week for 30 minutes in the school's media center under the guidance of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted, Urban Schools, Public Schools
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Tolan, Stephanie S. – Gifted Education International, 2018
This article discusses giftedness from the inside out, focusing on what the differences mean to the gifted child's experience of life--the effects both their intensity and their cognitive abilities have on their inner experience and awareness. Mindfulness is especially valuable and important for the profoundly gifted child. Two programs that use…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Metacognition, Perception, Summer Programs
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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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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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Haberlin, Steve – Gifted Education International, 2018
Scholars have expressed sustained interest in the social-emotional adjustment of gifted children, with conflicting views persisting: one that gifted students possess greater resiliency to environmental stress; the other that this population is more vulnerable. Capitalizing on the few case studies that examined adjustment among gifted students, the…
Descriptors: Emotional Adjustment, Academically Gifted, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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Yuen, Mantak; Chan, Serene; Chan, Cheri; Fung, Dennis C. L.; Cheung, Wai Ming; Kwan, Tammy; Leung, Frederick K. S. – Gifted Education International, 2018
Gifted students usually require much less time spent in practising and revising basic skills; instead, they benefit greatly from opportunities to work through the curriculum at a faster pace (acceleration). Teachers currently working with mixed-ability classes do not always find it easy to differentiate their teaching approach in this way, so…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Individualized Instruction, Elementary School Students
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