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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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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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Dailey, Debbie; Cotabish, Alicia; Jackson, Nykela – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
Present and future challenges in our society demand a solid science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) knowledge base, innovative thinking, and the ability to ask the right questions to generate multiple solutions. To prepare innovators to meet these challenges, we must recognize and develop their talents. This advancement and growth…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Instruction, Science Interests, Engineering Education
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Peterson, Jean Sunde; Jen, Enyi – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
The Peterson Proactive Developmental Attention (PPDA) model offers a framework for affective curriculum for gifted children and adolescents and for both formal or informal interaction with individuals. The model was developed in authentic clinical and educational settings in response to perceived needs but was also informed by considerable…
Descriptors: Models, Gifted, Guidelines, Informal Education
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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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Harder, Bettina; O'Reilly, Colm; Debatin, Tobias – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
Intelligence is a well-supported predictor of school achievement, however, it refers only to the cognitive facet of learning determinants. The aim of this article is to contrast the predictive properties of two comprehensive concepts developed within the actiotope model of giftedness (AMG) with that of intelligence. These concepts are educational…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Intelligence Tests
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Kitsantas, Anastasia; Bland, Lori; Chirinos, David S. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
The aim of the present study was to examine elementary and middle school students' (N = 49) perceptions of their gifted and talented program using eight focus group interviews. Qualitative analyses revealed several themes regarding students' academic and social-emotional functioning and how teachers influenced students' experiences within their…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Focus Groups
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Garces-Bacsal, Rhoda M.; Yeo, Sulyn Denise – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
This study examined the recreational reading habits of 10- to 12-year-old students enrolled in one of the nine Gifted Education Program (GEP) schools in Singapore. A total of 125 students were surveyed regarding the time they spent on recreational reading, and the top and bottom 10% were labeled Highly Avid Readers (HAR) and Less Avid Readers…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Reading Habits, Recreational Reading, Focus Groups
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Paz-Baruch, Nurit – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
The Actiotope Model of Giftedness focuses on the interactions between the individual and the environment. Developing excellence requires educational and learning capitals that can support the individual in achieving a specific target. This study examined differences in the educational and learning capitals of students graded in three levels of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Models, Human Capital
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Besnoy, Kevin D.; Dantzler, John; Besnoy, Lisa R.; Byrne, Caitlin – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2016
This study evaluated the construct validity of the Traits, Aptitudes, and Behaviors Scale (TABS). Data for this study were collected from two separate school districts across three different academic years in the Southeastern United States. Of the total sample (N = 2,330), 64.6% of the children were identified as African American, 29.0% as…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Construct Validity, Personality Traits
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Dimitriadis, Christos – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2016
This study investigated the educational provision for mathematically gifted students offered in primary (elementary) schools in England (United Kingdom) just before the abandonment of the government's Gifted and Talented (G&T) program. Through a questionnaire within five Educational Authorities and four in-depth case studies in different…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Mathematics, Special Education
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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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Brighton, Catherine M.; Moon, Tonya R.; Huang, Francis H. L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
This study of advanced readers in Reading First (RF) classrooms was part of a larger evaluation of one state's RF implementation. The study's purposes were to (a) assess the longitudinal growth of advanced primary readers as compared with their non-advanced-reading peers over a 3-year timeframe and (b) determine the degree to which RF classrooms…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Grade 1, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students
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Bell, Sherry Mee; Taylor, Emily P.; McCallum, R. Steve; Coles, Jeremy T.; Hays, Elizabeth – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
From a sample of 1,242 third graders, prospective twice-exceptional students were selected using reading and math curriculum-based measures (CBMs), routinely used in Response to Intervention (RtI). These prospective twice-exceptional students were compared with non-twice-exceptional peers with similar strengths in either math or reading on CBMs…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Comorbidity, Academically Gifted
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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
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