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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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Karami, Sareh; Ghahremani, Mehdi – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
Using a grounded theory approach to the study of historical texts and an expert interview, this study investigates culturally embedded conceptions of giftedness as evidenced in one of the most important Iranian literary canons, "The Gulistan", to guide the development of education and programming for gifted and talented students in Iran.…
Descriptors: Gifted, Grounded Theory, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Leana-Tascilar, Marilena Z. – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
The Actiotope Model of Giftedness (AMG) focuses on person--environment interactions to define giftedness. The development of the Questionnaire of Educational and Learning Capital (QELC) was based on the AMG. The first aim of this study was to present the reliability and validity of a Turkish version of the QELC for 10th grade students. The second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Questionnaires, Environmental Influences
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Park, Soeun – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
Since the term twice-exceptional has been entered to the field of gifted education, many studies have investigated the population of students who possess both giftedness and disabilities. It has been shown that there are some challenges to recognizing twice-exceptional children due to current screening and identification process. For this reason,…
Descriptors: Gifted Disabled, Cultural Differences, Parenting Styles, Asian Americans
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Sahin, Füsun – Gifted and Talented International, 2013
The purpose of the study, giving rise to this article is to highlight factors that play a role in the identification of gifted students through analysis of literature and current issues in Turkey. The article points out differences between what is typically found in literature and what occurs in Turkey. It is based on a review of definitions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Ability Identification, Literature Reviews
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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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Persson, Roland S. – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
The objective of this target article is to chart the potential threat to research validity in the field of giftedness research, and by implication also the study and practice of gifted education, in the light of cultural bias. It endeavours to pull together facts from a number of academic disciplines to make sense of how culture relates to…
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Global Approach, Cultural Relevance, Research Methodology
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Harris, Carole Ruth – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
Persson's (2012a) article is concerned with giftedness research in the light of cultural bias with a view to cultural dominance that derives from ethnocentricity. He questions the validity of current research that appears to ignore or sidestep cultural difference and proposes that an agenda for amelioration of such bias lies in greater awareness…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted, Educational Research, Cultural Context
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Gallagher, James J. – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
Roland S. Persson (2012a) has made a significant contribution to the literature in pointing out the potential for cultural bias in the body of research related to gifted and talented. He encourages a distinction between emic research, where the results are limited to a particular culture and etic research, where the results can be generalised to…
Descriptors: Political Influences, Cultural Influences, Researchers, Cultural Differences
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Tebbs, Trevor J. – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
The author finds Roland S. Persson's (2012a) paper to be timely, fascinating, important and powerful. At risk of mixing metaphors, it provides much food for thought and a penetrating lens through which all those vested in the optimal realisation of human potential would be prudent to review their own perceptions, boundaries of belief and…
Descriptors: Validity, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences
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Martin, Lee; Gordon, Shaun – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
Persson's (2012a) article offers a timely contribution to the science of giftedness through questioning the validity of research emerging from within this paradigm. Using evidence from a number of disciplines he demonstrates that what is regarded as gifted behaviour in one culture could be regarded as quite ordinary within another. He therefore…
Descriptors: Evidence, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Validity
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Ambrose, Don – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
In this commentary, the author finds the interdisciplinary approach of Roland S. Persson's (2012a) target article refreshing. Persson's (2012a) additional emphases on ethnocentricity, cultural bias and strong threads of influence from the global economy also are helpful. They shed light on some strong contextual influences that shape the…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Reader Response, Academically Gifted, Gifted
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Matthews, Dona J. – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
The author finds the target article "Cultural Variation and Dominance in a Globalised Knowledge Economy" to be a thoughtful exploration of an important topic for all social scientists, certainly including those who study gifted development and education. Roland S. Persson (2012a) raises many questions about policy and practice in giftedness…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Academically Gifted
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Yang, Yang; Gentry, Marcia – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
To view giftedness research in a global context is an important and desirable attempt. Roland S. Persson (2012a), in the target article entitled Cultural Variation and Dominance in a Globalised Knowledge-Economy: Towards a Cultural-Sensitive Research Paradigm in the Science of Giftedness, delivers thought-provoking views in the cultural influences…
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Global Approach, Academically Gifted, Gifted
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David, Hanna – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
In this commentary, the author finds that the target article, "Cultural Variation and Dominance in a Globalised Knowledge-Economy: Towards a Culture-Sensitive Research Paradigm in the Science of Giftedness", has three substantial failures: (1) an unproven, even incorrect assumption about the existence of bias in the "science of giftedness" due to…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences
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