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Alodat, Ali M.; Zumberg, Marshall F. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
This qualitative study aimed to discover teachers' perceptions about the effectiveness of using the nonverbal Cognitive Abilities Screening Test (CogAT) in identifying gifted and talented children. The study's sample of six teachers participated in standardizing the Jordanian version of the CogAT. Teachers attended a focus group discussion, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Ability, Nonverbal Tests, Screening Tests
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Tay, Juliana; Salazar, Alissa; Lee, Hyeseong – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
Most pre-kindergarten (pre-K) and kindergarten curricula are challenging and engaging, but few are strongly grounded in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. In this study, the authors examined parental perception (N = 55) of the influences of a Saturday STEM enrichment program in one university center on pre-K and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Parent Attitudes
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Walsh, Rosalind; Bowes, Jennifer; Sweller, Naomi – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
Research into the effect of questions asked during storybook reading in preschool settings has rarely investigated questions that elicit higher order thinking. In the current study, Blank et al.'s Four Levels of Abstraction were used to code teacher questions and child responses from 177 individual storybook reading sessions with eight…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Story Reading, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods
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Walsh, Rosalind L.; Kemp, Coral R.; Hodge, Kerry A.; Bowes, Jennifer M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
A search of the literature from the past 30 years reveals that there is a dearth of research surrounding effective interventions for intellectually gifted children in the early childhood years. The findings of 11 empirical studies of educational provisions for young gifted children were located and the methodological rigor of the studies examined.…
Descriptors: Exceptional Child Research, Gifted, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
Hodge, Kerry A.; Kemp, Coral R. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2006
Although teacher underestimation of ability can have a detrimental effect on children's achievement and motivation, the accuracy of Australian teachers in identifying intellectual giftedness in young children has not been investigated. This study followed 14 children, identified as potentially gifted while preschoolers, for up to 3 of their early…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Young Children, Longitudinal Studies, Talent Identification