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Huang, Sheng-Peng; Kong, Yan; Cheng, Ying – Gifted and Talented International, 2018
Gifted programs are an indispensable component of gifted education, and have drawn much academic attention in the recent years. However, the public images of such programs are still under-examined. In this study, we employed semantic network analysis and content analysis to uncover the public images of gifted programs in China and their change…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, News Reporting, Public Opinion
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Frantz, Roger S.; McClarty, Katie Larsen – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
Educational policies and practices are influenced by cultural, political, and economic factors, and this is also true of specialized educational approaches such as gifted education. Factors such as a country's cultural tendency toward egalitarianism or meritocracy, whether the political system is centralized or decentralized, and the degree to…
Descriptors: Gifted, Special Education, Cultural Influences, Economic Factors
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Yang, Yang; Gentry, Marcia; Wu, Jiaxi; Jen, Enyi; Maeda, Yukiko – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
This study is to investigate whether "My Class Activities" (MCA; Gentry & Gable, 2001a), an instrument developed to measure students' perceptions of their classroom activities, yields valid data when used with elementary students in China after translation into Chinese. The four factors measured by the instrument (Interest,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Class Activities
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Fong, Ricci W.; Yuen, Mantak – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
This study investigated relationships among measures of perfectionism, academic self-concept, and academic achievement in fourth and fifth grade children from selective primary schools in Hong Kong where admission involves strict assessment of students' aptitude and potential. Based on their overall academic performance 331 students were…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Self Concept