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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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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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Ficici, Abdullah; Siegle, Del – Gifted and Talented International, 2008
Teachers play a key role in the identification and training of talented mathematicians, and their attitudes are important in improving math instruction for gifted students. We surveyed secondary mathematics teachers from South Korea, Turkey, and the United States. These teachers completed a survey instrument called the Teachers' Judgments of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Symbols (Mathematics), Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers
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Kim, HeeJung; Gentry, Marcia – Gifted and Talented International, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine Korean elementary teachers' knowledge of and interest in gifted education, in-service training needs, and perceptions of gifted education to provide implications for developing in-service teacher training programs. "Korean elementary teachers completed the survey, Korean Elementary Teachers:…
Descriptors: Teacher Qualifications, Academically Gifted, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers