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Guven, Yildiz – Gifted Education International, 2010
The main purpose of this research was to investigate what kindergarten and primary teachers think about intuition and estimation as a way of mathematics knowing in educational settings. Most of the teachers believed that they should encourage children to do intuitional thinking and estimations in kindergarten and primary settings. However, more…
Descriptors: Intuition, Computation, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Kaniel, Shlomo – Gifted Education International, 2010
The article responds to the need for evidence-based dynamic assessment. The article is divided into two sections: In Part 1 we examine the scientific answer to the question of how far human mental activities and capabilities are domain general (DG) / domain specific (DS). A highly complex answer emerges from the literature review of domains such…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Ability, Intelligence, Personality Traits
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Stoeger, Heidrun; Ziegler, Albert – Gifted Education International, 2010
The inclusive education of the gifted is often met with skepticism. For example, it might be that gifted pupils are either under-challenged or excessive demands are placed on pupils with average abilities--and in the worst case, both. An alternative to handling this problem is presented by self-regulated learning which allows all students in the…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Homework, Inclusion, Self Management
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Renzulli, Joseph S.; Renzulli, Sally Reis – Gifted Education International, 2010
This article includes an introduction to the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM), with its three components: a total talent portfolio for each child, curriculum differentiation and modification, and enrichment opportunities from the Enrichment Triad Model. Also included is a brief history of the SEM and a summary of 30 years of research underlying…
Descriptors: Enrichment, School Activities, Models, Gifted
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Gubbins, E. Jean – Gifted Education International, 2010
Three decades ago, Dr. Joseph S. Renzulli reflected on the state of the art in gifted and talented programs. His work in schools and his evaluation of existing programs made it patently clear it was time to review existing definitions of gifted and talented students and to develop defensible programs for the gifted and talented. The result was the…
Descriptors: Gifted, Enrichment Activities, Talent, Reflective Teaching
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Beecher, Margaret – Gifted Education International, 2010
This article summarizes how the components of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model were used to dramatically reduce the achievement gap in a school with a high at-risk student population. The theories of enrichment and instructional differentiation replaced an existing remedial paradigm and a strength-based methodology was embraced by the school…
Descriptors: Gifted, Educational Change, Models, Academic Achievement
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Robinson, George – Gifted Education International, 2010
A successful program needs a team approach which encourages teachers to undertake professional initiatives to enhance student growth. Such initiatives include: Type III's; workshops; Lunch with an Expert; an Expert in the Classroom; field trips; before, during and after school enrichment clusters; mentorships; assembly programs; speakers; starting…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Talent Development, Student Development, Workshops
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Friedman, Nora – Gifted Education International, 2010
This article provides a principal's perspective on how the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) has the power to change a school in amazing ways! The faculty and staff, the parents, and the students will perform beyond expectation when embarking on the SEM's enriched approach to learning and teaching. The model will become the catalyst for producing…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Boards of Education, School Personnel, Models
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Baum, Susan; Novak, Cynthia – Gifted Education International, 2010
Why isn't talent development included on the Individual Educational Plan of 2E students? Twice exceptional students have unique issues that respond especially well to a talent development approach especially within the context of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model. Through case studies and a review of successful projects using SEM with at risk…
Descriptors: Planning, Talent Development, Individualized Education Programs, Academically Gifted
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Westberg, Karen L. – Gifted Education International, 2010
This retrospective study examines the lives of students twenty-five years after they participated in an elementary gifted program based on The Revolving Door Identification Model (Renzulli, Reis, and Smith, 1981). The purpose of the multiple case-study research was to investigate the relationship between students' early interests and their…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Interests, Young Adults, Elementary School Students
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Hebert, Thomas P. – Gifted Education International, 2010
Through reflection on his years as an enrichment teacher in Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) programs, the author describes significant ways the social and emotional development of his students was shaped by their involvement in enriched teaching and learning. Through portraits of his students engaged in Type II and Type III enrichment, the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Enrichment, Emotional Development
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Field, Gara B. – Gifted Education International, 2010
This article summarizes an experimental study that investigated the use of Renzulli Learning on oral reading fluency, reading comprehension, science achievement, and social studies achievement among 383 elementary and middle schools students. The Renzulli Learning System is an online educational learning system and profiler designed to match…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Science Achievement
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Oktay, Ayla; Ramazan, Oya; Sakin, Ahmet – Gifted Education International, 2010
Morality is the stance and attitude that makes a social human being; the display of behaviors such as praise, criticism, tolerance and intolerance, confirmation and rejection; the taking of sides by stating what one finds good or bad, right or wrong, instead of staying indifferent to what other people say and do (Pieper, 1999). Moral development…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Behavior, Ethics, Moral Values
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Ramazan, Oya; Omercikoglu, Hande – Gifted Education International, 2010
The main purpose of this research is to determine whether the attainment of the number concept by children aged between 4-7 differs depending on age variant as well as receiving preschool education or not. Attainment of the number concept has been examined by means of One-to-One Matching Test consisting of Piaget's experiments. The test was…
Descriptors: Number Concepts, Mathematics Achievement, Young Children, Age Differences
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Ural, Ozana; Kanlikilicer, Pinar – Gifted Education International, 2010
To diagnose behavioral problems in preschool children, and to look for an appropriate solution, is vital to prevent the problem from becoming permanent and insoluble. Teachers, working in preschool education institutions, need some instruments to diagnose behavioral problems of their students in order to help them and their parents. In this study,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Behavior Problems, Questionnaires, Aggression
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