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Yildirim, Rana; Ispinar Akcayoglu, Duygu – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
This study compared gifted learners' and their English teachers' perceptions of who is an effective English as a foreign language (EFL) learner. The research questions include the following: (a) What are young gifted learners' perceptions of an effective EFL learner? (b) What are English teachers' perceptions of an effective EFL learner? and (c)…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Miller, Angie L.; Dumford, Amber D. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
This study investigates findings from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), comparing various aspects of student engagement between honors college and general education students. Responses from 1,339 honors college students and 7,191 general education students across 15 different universities suggest a positive impact for honors…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Educational Benefits, National Surveys, Learner Engagement
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Speirs Neumeister, Kristie L.; Fletcher, Kathryn L.; Burney, Virginia H. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
This study examined the relationship among subtypes of perfectionism and achievement goal orientations within the context of Gaudreau and Thompson's quadripartite framework. The authors first sought to replicate Campbell and Di Paula's factor analysis to identify subtypes of self-oriented perfectionism (SOP) and socially prescribed perfectionism…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation
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Heilbronner, Nancy N. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
Despite a growing national need to develop capabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), many men and women who are considered talented in these areas during high school choose not to pursue STEM undergraduate majors. A purpose of the current study was to better understand factors that contribute to an individual's…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Student Attitudes, Talent, Educational Quality
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Carman, Carol A. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
This article is a mixed-methods exploration of the levels of stereotypic views about gifted individuals held by current and future educators. Because educators are often asked to provide recommendations for participation in gifted programs, it is important to determine whether those recommendations are based, in part, on stereotypic thinking.…
Descriptors: Gifted, Programs, Selection, Minority Group Students
Peterson, Jean Sunde; Morris, Carrie Wachter – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2010
Professional school counselors are responsible for serving students across a wide range of cognitive ability, yet counselor educators may not attend to issues related to giftedness, such as how and when developmental phenomena may be experienced by highly able students, and the need to differentiate counseling approaches for this population. This…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, School Counseling, Counseling, School Counselors
Ambrose, Don; VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; Coleman, Laurence J.; Cross, Tracy L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2010
Much like medieval, feudal nations, professional fields such as gifted education can take shape as centralized kingdoms with strong armies controlling their compliant populations and protecting closed borders, or as loose collections of conflict-prone principalities with borders open to invaders. Using an investigative framework borrowed from an…
Descriptors: Gifted, Conflict, Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Sciences
Hebert, Thomas P.; Schreiber, Catherine A. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2010
Selective achievers are intrinsically motivated individuals whose performance matches ability only in specific areas that satisfy their interests and personal goal orientations. Through a qualitative research design, this study investigated the phenomenon of selective achievement by examining the experiences of 2 gifted university males. The…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Teaching Styles, Gifted, Learning Motivation
Liu, Chia-Hui – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate the development of the learning experiences of gifted young string players in Taiwan. Nine musicians under the age of 40, who had been accepted into music programs for the gifted, were invited to discuss their experiences and the development of their careers. Thorough interviews were conducted and then…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Music, Gifted, Musicians
Speirs Neumeister, Kristie L.; Rinker, Julie – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2006
Using a qualitative interview design, this study examined factors contributing to the academic achievement of gifted first-generation college females. Findings indicated an emerging professional identity as the primary influence on achievement. The participants' high ability served as a passport to accessing coursework, extracurricular…
Descriptors: Influences, Academic Achievement, First Generation College Students, Females
Gross, Miraca U. M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2006
A 20-year longitudinal study has traced the academic, social, and emotional development of 60 young Australians with IQs of 160 and above. Significant differences have been noted in the young people's educational status and direction, life satisfaction, social relationships, and self-esteem as a function of the degree of academic acceleration…
Descriptors: Gifted, Longitudinal Studies, Acceleration (Education), Social Development