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Chen, Wei-Ren – Gifted Education International, 2017
This qualitative case study explored the operational curricula of an art teacher's responsive pedagogy that focused on the differentiation aspects for artistically talented students in an elementary school in Taiwan. Findings indicate that cultivating a "Jian Zi" is the heart of the value system embedded in the art teacher's responsive…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Art Teachers, Art Education, Talent Development
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Sahragard, Rahman; Heidari, Kamal – Gifted Education International, 2017
Reviewing the assessment literature, dynamic assessment is the most recently advocated type of assessment in that it not only argues for integration between assessment and instruction, but also takes into consideration the testees' past, present, and future potentials. However, as far as dynamic assessment is concerned, a key question is: How much…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Academically Gifted, Critical Thinking, Testing Accommodations
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Lu, Jiamei; Li, Daqi; Stevens, Carla; Ye, Renmin – Gifted Education International, 2017
Using PISA 2009, an international education database, this study compares gifted and talented (GT) students in three groups with normal (non-GT) students by examining student characteristics, reading, schooling, learning methods, and use of strategies for understanding and memorizing. Results indicate that the GT and non-GT gender distributions…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Cavilla, Derek – Gifted Education International, 2017
Underachievement among gifted students is a paradox that frustrates educators because of the significant disparity between students' potential and their performance. Complicating the issue is the highly individualized nature of the underperformance, which must take into consideration factors of student culture, socio-economic status, motivation,…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Underachievement, Urban Schools, High Schools
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Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2017
In this reflective conversation, Marianne Kuzujanakis, a pediatrician and homeschool educator to a profoundly gifted child, discusses her involvement with gifted kids, which began when she approached Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG), a nonprofit gifted support organization. She became fully active in supporting the gifted after her…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Pediatrics, Clinical Diagnosis, Talent Identification
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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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Eiserman, Jennifer; Lai, Heather; Rushton, Chelsea – Gifted Education International, 2017
Dabrowski recognized that the creative process is important in the personality development of the gifted and talented. Given the intrinsically creative nature of learning in an arts-infused context, we hypothesize that interdisciplinary approaches to curriculum address the unique needs of the gifted. First, we will summarize Dabrowski's theory of…
Descriptors: Art Education, Gifted, Interdisciplinary Approach, Middle School Students
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Liu, Sylvia; Yuen, Mantak; Rao, Nirmala – Gifted Education International, 2017
This paper describes a social skills programme implemented to enhance the social competence of Primary-one students in order to ensure a smooth adjustment after transition from kindergarten to a formal school learning environment. The participants were 122 students (64 boys and 58 girls; mean age 6.17 years, SD = 0.29 years) newly enrolled in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention
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Tam, Raymond Kwok-Wai – Gifted Education International, 2017
In the previous literature on gifted education in Hong Kong, there has been little mention of special schools for gifted and/or talented students in Hong Kong except for GT College, Hong Kong's first college for the gifted. Some notable researchers in gifted education in Hong Kong have described the college briefly with regard to its admission…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Special Education, Special Schools
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Lo, Cecilia C.; Yuen, Mantak – Gifted Education International, 2017
This small-scale exploratory study identified strategies used by three intellectually very able university students with specific learning difficulties for maintaining motivation on their path to achievement. All three participants were located in Hong Kong. The research questions were: (a) What coping strategies are used by intellectually very…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coping, Gifted Disabled, Student Motivation
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Kaya, Fatih; Stough, Laura M.; Juntune, Joyce – Gifted Education International, 2017
This study explored the relationship between verbal and nonverbal intelligence scores in students from low-income households. Researchers investigated how the verbal and nonverbal scores of these students differed both by ability level and within each grade. The Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scale was administered to 1935 kindergarten through…
Descriptors: Poverty, Correlation, Intelligence, Nonverbal Ability
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Sisk, Dorothy A. – Gifted Education International, 2016
This article will share the intellectual journey E. Paul Torrance and I traveled in 2001, in which we explored psychology, science and ancient wisdom and traditions, including Native American and indigenous traditions, to establish a foundation for spiritual intelligence. This section will be followed by ways to develop and nurture spiritual…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Intuition, Visualization, Problem Solving
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Zweiback, Yoshi; Kaplan, Sandra N.; Manzone, Jessica – Gifted Education International, 2016
This paper addresses the question of spirituality in a religious setting, and prayer as an expression of ultimate values, as a discipline which inspires empathy, as an instrument for connecting us with nature, and as a compass pointing us toward God, meaning, and purpose. Spirituality in the general education setting will also be discussed, as…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Empathy, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking
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Seney, Robert W. – Gifted Education International, 2016
This paper begins a discussion of the importance of moments of inspiration, or as they are commonly called "mountain top experiences", in the development of the Self, as defined by Annemarie Roeper. In considering the spiritual nature of gifted children, a long overdue discussion, the concept of Self or self-awareness is often reflected…
Descriptors: Gifted, Metacognition, Self Concept, Spiritual Development
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Kemp, Kate – Gifted Education International, 2016
Using a Living Theory approach to action research I explore "Gifts, Talents and Education" by considering what my "unique talent" is, and I use my response as a lens through which to examine literature on the subject and my own professional and personal experience. I have used narratives, written over time, as data to which I…
Descriptors: Talent, Action Research, Values, Personal Narratives
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