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Alhusaini, Abdulnasser A.; Maker, C. June – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine students' creativity when writing open-ended stories--across ethnicity, gender, and grades. Participants were 139 students, including 67 males and 72 females, from urban and rural areas of the southwestern United States. The students were in third, fourth, and fifth grades and included three ethnicities:…
Descriptors: Creativity, Writing (Composition), Ethnicity, Gender Differences
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Alsrour, Nadia H.; Al-Ali, Safa – Gifted and Talented International, 2014
This study examined the creative thinking in preschool children. The Thinking Creatively in Action and Movement test (TCAM) by Torrance 1981, was used to assess motor creativity. The study investigated whether there might be differences in creative thinking according to gender or age. A total of 562 children participated (260 girls and 302 boys)…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Creativity, Foreign Countries, Creative Thinking
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Kwan, Anderson C. K.; Yuen, Mantak – Gifted and Talented International, 2013
The authors report on the implementation of an enrichment programme titled "Mathematics in the Workplace" for mathematically talented students, aged 8 to 12 years, who were studying in Primary 3 to Primary 6 classes in Hong Kong. The aim of the pilot programme was to enable gifted learners to make connections between mathematics and its…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Goulet, Joseph – Gifted and Talented International, 2013
This paper presents results of twin studies pertinent to the development of a rating scale designed for use by teachers to identify anxious and shy children, aged 5 to 7 years, in Kindergarten and Grade One. Currently, no instruments designed specifically for this purpose exist. Children experiencing difficulty with internalizing disorders such as…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Rating Scales, Young Children, Test Construction
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Newton, Lynn; Newton, Douglas – Gifted and Talented International, 2010
While it is important to nurture creativity in young children, it is popularly associated more with the arts than the sciences. This paper reports on a series of studies designed to explore teachers' conceptions of creative thinking in primary school science. Study #1 examines pre-service primary teachers' ideas of what constitutes creativity in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Creativity, Investigations, Student Interests