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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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Valdés-Cuervo, Angel Alberto; Sánchez Escobedo, Pedro Antonio; Valadez-Sierra, María Dolores – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
The study compares self-concept, locus of control, and goal orientation characteristics of male and female Mexican high school high-achieving students. Three scales were administered to 220 students; 106 (49%) were males and 114 (51%) females. By means of a discriminant analysis, both groups were compared in relation to the variables such as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Self Concept, Locus of Control
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Hollingworth, Liz; Sánchez-Escobedo, Pedro; Graudina, Liena; Misiuniene, Jurga; Park, Kyubin – Gifted and Talented International, 2013
The study aims to depict the most common ideas regarding wisdom from young people (ages 15-18) in Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Korea and the United States. A questionnaire was administered to nearly 800 adolescents from these countries and comparisons, by country and gender were made regarding participants perceptions of a wise man and a wise woman.…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Questionnaires, Adolescent Attitudes, Personality Traits
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Escobedo, Pedro Sanchez – Gifted and Talented International, 2008
Instruments, procedures, and criteria for the screening of Mayan students in Yucatan, Mexico are depicted and evaluated by analyzing the results of their use on 242 students in five different regions of Yucatan. These 242, 8th grade students were selected from a pool of 1,530 potentially gifted students. Participants responded to a variety of…
Descriptors: Maya (People), Standardized Tests, Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted