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Rindermann, Heiner; Ceci, Stephen J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
In 19 (sub)samples from seven countries (United States, Austria, Germany, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Vietnam, Brazil), we analyzed the impact of parental education compared with wealth on the cognitive ability of children (aged 4-22 years, total N = 15,297). The background of their families ranged from poor indigenous remote villagers to academic…
Descriptors: Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Parent Child Relationship, Intelligence
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2016
This update of the legislation/regulations and case law specific to pre-K-12 gifted students since a cluster of publications in 2004-2005 primarily focuses on the "gifted alone" category, with only secondary attention to twice-exceptional and other students in the "gifted plus" category. For the gifted-alone category, the…
Descriptors: Gifted, Exceptional Child Research, Educational Legislation, Court Litigation
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Rambo, Karen E.; McCoach, D. Betsy – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
Despite the research supporting acceleration, some teachers are still hesitant to recommend acceleration for advanced students. The Teacher Attitudes Toward Subject-Specific Acceleration (TATSSA) instrument was designed to uncover the factors that influence teacher decisions to recommend students for subject-specific acceleration. First, we…
Descriptors: Exceptional Child Research, Academically Gifted, Advanced Students, Gifted
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Lemons, Gay – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
Although it is important to include creative potential in the criteria for gifted programs, a review of the literature reveals creativity testing for this purpose to be a controversial topic. As creativity is a complex, multifaceted construct difficult to measure and operationalize, instruments purporting to measure creative abilities may lead to…
Descriptors: Creativity, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Gifted, Testing
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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
Fiebig, Jennifer Nepper; Beauregard, Erin – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
This study assessed 43 gifted adolescent females in the United States and Germany over a 4-year period (in 7th or 8th grade and again during the 11th or 12th grade). Factors that were examined included the daughter's career selection, the prestige level and the education required to pursue that career, and the impact of the mother's gender role…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Females, Sex Role, Occupational Aspiration
Miller, Erin Morris – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2009
Classroom teachers play an important role in the identification of gifted students through teacher recommendations and referrals. This study is an investigation of teachers' theories of giftedness using methods adapted from those used to study theory-based reasoning in categorization research. In general, the teachers in this study focused on…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Teachers, Grade 2, Grade 3
VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; Feng, Annie; MacFarlane, Bronwyn; Heng, Mary Anne; Teo, Chua Tee; Wong, Marie Linda; Quek, Chwee G.; Khong, Beng Choo – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2008
This cross-cultural study, utilizing a structured instructional behavior rating form, examined distinguishing and comparable teaching practices in secondary gifted classrooms in Singapore and the United States. Teachers from Singapore (n = 67) and teachers from the United States (n = 33) in 5 subject domains including math, science, English,…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teaching Experience, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
Jolly, Jennifer L.; Kettler, Todd – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2008
This research project employs a historical methodology to analyze and characterize the growth of the knowledge base in gifted education following the U.S. Department of Education's (1993) report, "National Excellence: A Case for Developing America's Talent." Topical priorities and descriptors of inquiry are compared against the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Academically Gifted, Research Needs, Gender Differences
Al-Lawati, Fatma A. K.; Hunsaker, Scott L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2007
This research focuses on teacher instructional and curricular practices in gifted students' experiences in Islamic schools in the United States. Surveys were administered at private, full-time Islamic elementary schools to determine the extent to which differentiation practices for meeting the needs of gifted students and the integration of…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Academically Gifted, Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods
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
Grant, Barry – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2005
The aim of this paper is to induce doubt about the ethical rightness of compulsory education laws and inspire educators to imagine and begin to make a world in which there are many different forms of gifted education. The paper does this in three ways. It paints a polemical picture of gifted education as a minor variation on public schooling and…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Public Schools, Educational History, Children
Hertzog, Nancy B. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2005
Underrepresentation of African American students in gifted programs has alarmed the Office of Civil Rights. Achievement gaps between children from minority and low income homes and Caucasian students from middle-high income homes is a pressing concern in the United States. The purpose of this study was to examine the implementation of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, General Education, Disproportionate Representation, African American Students