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Magro, Karen – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
This qualitative study examines dimensions of emotional intelligence and, more specifically, the growth of resilience through the experiences and challenges of ten refugee and newcomer adult learners who were either children or teenagers during times of conflict and war. Despite their hardships, learners interviewed in this study showed…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Refugees
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Al-Hroub, Anies – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
The current study investigates how two groups of mathematically gifted pupils with learning difficulties (MG/LD) change/do not change their attitudes towards, and beliefs about, mathematics over five weeks during which they received two different instructional programs in mathematics. Thirty pupils (16 girls and 14 boys), aged 10 years to 11 years…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Gifted, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Ryan, David; Wilson, Joanne – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
A unique talent development project took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland over the autumn (fall) term of 2007 that developed 60 young people from ten diverse schools (Special, Secondary, Grammar, Controlled (state schools) and Catholic Maintained). The project culminated in Manchester on 3 December 2007 when the Young People undertook a journey…
Descriptors: State Schools, Program Descriptions, Athletes, Foreign Countries
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Karwowski, Maciej; Lebuda, Izabela; Wisniewska, Ewa – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
The article presents results of research conducted on a large sample (N = 1,316) of youths of both sexes (49% men and 51% women) from two categories of schools--public or state (68%) and non-public or private (32%). Participants' creative ability and style of creative functioning was assessed using Urban & Jellen TCT-DP (to assess level) and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Public Schools, Grade Point Average, Foreign Countries
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Khaleefa, Omar – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
Although many studies have been conducted in the West regarding child prodigies, no such studies have taken place in indigenous Arab cultures--particularly not in Sudan. The present study attempts to bridge the existing gap in this area by focusing on a Sudanese child prodigy with extraordinary inclination towards astronomy. It is a qualitative…
Descriptors: Gifted, Identification, Astronomy, Foreign Countries
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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
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Smith, Susen R. – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
Primary classrooms today comprise students with many different backgrounds, experiences and needs and educators are challenged to differentiate the curriculum within these diverse educational ecologies. However, heuristic and theoretical debate on differentiated teaching and learning in primary school classes has paralleled concerns about the lack…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Individualized Instruction, Holistic Approach, Models
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Kleinbok, Ora; Vidergor, Hava – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
The retrospective case study conducted in Israel was aimed at assessing students' and parents' views relating to grade skipping. It sheds light on authentic views and decision-making related to the processes and outcomes of grade skipping. The study sample comprised students (N=5) who had experienced grade skipping at different stages in their…
Descriptors: Interviews, Foreign Countries, Instructional Program Divisions, Acceleration (Education)
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Maksic, Slavica; Iwasaki, Kumiko – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
This study focuses on perfectionism in Japanese and North American academically gifted children as it pertains to their potential contribution in the countries seeking progress and global leadership. Perfectionist' tendencies and the characteristics that typically reveal such tendencies are examined in academically gifted Japanese juku-school…
Descriptors: Age, Cross Cultural Studies, Academically Gifted, Foreign Countries
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Tavani, Jean Louis; Zenasni, Franck; Pereira-Fradin, Maria – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
There is a growing recognition of giftedness in France and the need for identification. Social Representations (SR) of gifted children have never been examined in France with an appropriate methodology, yet it is important to do so as the information obtained may help ensure the insertion and inclusion of these children in school and society. The…
Descriptors: Gifted, Children, Adults, Social Attitudes
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David, Hanna; Gil, Mali; Raviv, Idit – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
A most common belief is that giftedness is the cause of problems in sibling relationships when the family is "mixed", has at least one gifted child, and at least one non-gifted one. This belief has been accepted not only by parents and educators of the gifted, but also by researchers in the area of gifted education in general and…
Descriptors: Siblings, Academically Gifted, Enrichment Activities, Sibling Relationship
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Mate, Yolanda Benito – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
After a short introduction about previous studies on extraordinarily gifted children with an IQ of over 170, this article refers to the descriptive characteristics of ten children with IQ of over 189. After this, the developmental and learning characteristics of these children are described and finally empirical research about aspects that…
Descriptors: Gifted, Intelligence Quotient, Student Characteristics, Cognitive Style
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Meredith, Corine Cadle – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
This article illuminates the current status of our understanding regarding the academic and social-emotional needs of gifted, early adolescent females in the United States. A synthesis of both theoretical and empirical studies addresses two foundational questions. First, how do we describe the unique population of gifted, female, adolescent…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Traditional Schools, Single Sex Schools, Academically Gifted
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Bugaj, Stephen J. – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
Though targeted for governmental reform since 2002, services envisioned for gifted and talented students have not materialized in Japan. From the perspective of his personal experience as a Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund participant in 2005 and an extensive review of available literature and contacts with the Japanese Ministry of Education,…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences
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Leavitt, Monita; Geake, John – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
This article reports on two of the first studies of post-Soviet reforms of gifted education in Lithuania. After a professional development (PD) programme was provided Lithuanian teachers to help them develop a list of characteristics of gifted children, define giftedness, and design a procedure for gifted identification, two qualitative studies…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Student Characteristics
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