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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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Breik, Wisam Darwiesh; Zaza, Haidar Ibrahim – Gifted Education International, 2019
This study examines differences in coping strategies (CSs) in relation to gifted status, gender, and family size. Two hundred gifted adolescents were selected from gifted schools, and 1000 non-gifted adolescents were selected from ordinary schools. One-way multivariate analysis of variance produced significant differences among the subjects in…
Descriptors: Coping, Comparative Analysis, Gifted, Family Size
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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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Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2019
Michael Shaughnessy, shares a conversation with Helen Dudeney, a private consultant who has been actively involved in working with gifted children since 1988. She was originally, trained and worked as an accountant and was very involved with working with children through volunteering for many years as a leader in the Scout Association. She started…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Consultants
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Wallace, Belle; Humphries, Walter; Evans, Kathryn – Gifted Education International, 2019
Walter Humphries and Kathryn Evans outline the aims of the new Welsh curriculum and demonstrate how neatly the Thinking Actively in a Social Context (TASC) problem-solving approach dovetails with the aims of the new 2015 curriculum for Welsh schools.
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Thinking Skills, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum
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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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Manasawala, S. A.; Desai, D. N. – Gifted Education International, 2019
India is currently focusing on providing education for all, and special population like the gifted is being neglected. This is evident in the case of Aditya (IQ 145), a 7-year-old boy, and his parents who after discovering that their child is gifted attempt to meet his unique educational needs. Despite evidence of Aditya qualifying in examination…
Descriptors: Gifted, Educational Needs, Parent Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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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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Özarslan, Murat; Çetin, Gülcan – Gifted Education International, 2018
The aim of the study was to determine the effects of biology project studies on gifted and talented students' motivation toward learning biology. In the study, "one group pretest-posttest" design is conducted. Study group consisted of 46 gifted and talented students participating in biology projects at two science and art centers (SACs)…
Descriptors: Biology, Learning Motivation, Gifted, Talent
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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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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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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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