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Paz-Baruch, Nurit; Leikin, Roza; Leikin, Mark – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2016
Little empirical data are available concerning the cognitive abilities of gifted individuals in general and especially those who excel in mathematics. We examined visual processing abilities distinguishing between general giftedness (G) and excellence in mathematics (EM). The research population consisted of 190 students from four groups of 10th-…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Adolescents, Visual Perception, Cognitive Ability
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Park, Sunhee; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Ryoo, Ji Hoon – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2016
The psychometric qualities of the six- and eight-item implicit theories of intelligence scales that Dweck suggested were compared using a confirmatory factor analysis with data from 239 gifted students (100 students in Grades 5-7, 139 students in Grades 8-11). The results indicate that the six-item scale fits the data better than the eight-item…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Intelligence Tests, Factor Analysis, Comparative Analysis
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Ratcliff, N. J.; Jones, C. R.; Costner, R. H.; Knight, C.; Disney, G.; Savage-Davis, E.; Sheehan, H.; Hunt, G. H. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
Based on a theoretical model developed by Schlechty, this case study focuses on a small high school, located on a college campus and designed to address the educational needs of gifted 9th- through 12th-grade students. Eight teachers who taught 9th- and 12th-grade classes and their 60 students were observed. Each teacher was observed during six…
Descriptors: Small Schools, School Location, Colleges, Campuses
Siegle, Del; Moore, Michelle; Mann, Rebecca L.; Wilson, Hope E. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2010
A classroom teacher's unique perspective is valuable when considering students for gifted and talented programs. We developed a series of 11 student profiles to measure 290 preservice and 95 in-service teachers' attitudes and asked them to indicate how strongly they believed the students in the profiles should or should not be recommended for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Gifted, Interests
Rinn, Anne N.; McQueen, Kand S.; Clark, Gina L.; Rumsey, Jessica L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2008
The current study investigated the gender differences of gifted adolescents' math/verbal self-concept and math/verbal ability by examining the Internal/External Frame of Reference Model (I/E model; Marsh, 1986). The sample consisted of 181 gifted adolescents, ranging in age from 12 to 16 years old. Gifted adolescents' math/verbal ability was…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Self Concept, Adolescents, Path Analysis