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Barone, Diane; Barone, Rebecca – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
This year-long qualitative study explored third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade gifted students' participation during inquiry explorations. We discovered that it took considerable time for students to balance the process and final product created. For instance, students focused on the process and planning of the outcome. However, when the outcome…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students
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Mofield, Emily; Parker Peters, Megan – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
The current study compared differences between mindset beliefs about intelligence (fixed vs. growth), dimensions of perfectionism (Concern Over Mistakes, Doubt of Action, Personal Standards, Organization), and achievement attitudes among gifted underachievers (n = 15) and gifted achievers (n = 169) in Grades 6 to 8 and examined the relationship…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Personality Traits, Academically Gifted, High Achievement
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Gallagher, Shelagh A. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
Students' personal epistemologies, or their beliefs about knowledge and knowing, have a substantial impact on learning, affecting their responses to curriculum, strategy selection, and psychosocial variables. Changes in epistemological reasoning occur similarly to other stage-based developmental schemes, with qualitative shifts in worldviews at…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Middle School Students, Academically Gifted, Grade 6
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Wu, I-Chen; Lo, C. Owen; Tsai, Kuei-Fang – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
Empirical studies investigating twice-exceptional students' learning experiences and intricate needs remain scarce to date. Even though highly able learners with autism spectrum disorder (ASDs) demonstrate potential for high achievement and/or creative productivity, they also face potential psychosocial distresses such as anxiety disorders and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Grade 5
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Ogurlu, Uzeyir; Yalin, Hatun Sevgi; Yavuz Birben, Fazilet – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between psychological symptoms, creativity, and loneliness among gifted middle school students and to analyze gender difference in psychological symptoms. The study used a correlational design, consisting of 91 gifted middle school students. The Brief Symptom Inventory, the University of…
Descriptors: Psychological Characteristics, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Creativity, Social Isolation
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Chichekian, Tanya; Shore, Bruce M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
Seventy-four students in three different Grade 9 classrooms of high-performing learners from the same suburban, comprehensive secondary school, completed a questionnaire focused on their preferences for a friend to stand by his or her position in case of a disagreement, to maintain their own position themselves, and to modify their own stance.…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Secondary School Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Second Language Instruction
Callahan, Carolyn M.; Moon, Tonya R.; Oh, Sarah – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
Using three leveled surveys of school district personnel (elementary, middle, and high school), we collected data on the current status of practices and procedures in gifted education across the nation. Results from 1,566 respondents in separate school districts to questions relating to administration (staffing), identification of gifted students,…
Descriptors: Gifted, Special Education, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
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Allen, William T., Jr.; Hunsaker, Scott L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2016
Curriculum ideologies are educational theories applied in everyday pedagogical practice. In this study, to better meet the learning needs of their students, four middle school teachers used a variety of ideologies as a professional toolbox. When confronted with school district standardization, these teachers adapted; however, as predicted by…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Ideology, Middle School Teachers, Curriculum
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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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Cross, Jennifer Riedl; Bugaj, Stephen J.; Mammadov, Sakhavat – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2016
This study examined identification with school among middle school students and its relationship with academic crowd membership, a public expression of one's academic orientation. Of the 127 Grade 6 to 8 students in the sample, 55 reported participation in a gifted program; 44% of these gifted students did not claim affiliation with the academic…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Middle School Students, Identification (Psychology), Group Membership
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Gallagher, James J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
The variables associated with peer acceptance and rejection have been the subject of considerable investigation over the past few years, therefore, the present study was designed to answer three questions: (1) How socially accepted are highly gifted children in the elementary-school classroom? (2) What is the intellectual level of the children…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Rejection (Psychology)
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Samardzija, Nadine; Peterson, Jean Sunde – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
The purpose of this phenomenological qualitative study was to explore how academically gifted eighth graders experience learning, with special attention to learning and classroom preferences. Twenty-three students were interviewed individually. The central phenomenon was that their learning preferences were complex, nuanced, and idiosyncratic, and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Grade 8, Student Attitudes, Preferences
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Mofield, Emily L.; Parker Peters, Megan – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
Overexcitabilities and perfectionism are often discussed within the context of gifted education, given that both are observed among gifted individuals. The present research (a) explored the relationships between overexcitabilities and dimensions of healthy and unhealthy perfectionism and (b) determined the extent to which overexcitabilities are…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Personality Traits, Psychological Patterns, Adolescents
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Sarouphim, Ketty M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
The purpose of this article is to shed light on the state of gifted education in Lebanon and to describe the efforts underway to establish programs for gifted learners in the country. The article starts with a description of the Lebanese system of education followed by research conducted in Lebanon on an instrument called Discovering Intellectual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Talent Identification, Minority Group Students
Pelchar, Taylor K.; Bain, Sherry K. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2014
We examined rates of bullying and victimization among children identified as gifted who were in transition from elementary to middle school in a Southern U.S. school district. We also investigated levels of distress associated with bullying and victimization. Our results indicated that the fourth graders, before transition to middle school,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students
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