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Rinn, Anne N.; Plucker, Jonathan A. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
Meeting the intellectual needs of high-ability students does not end upon graduation from high school. However, limited attention is paid to the important topic of postsecondary advanced learning in the research literature. In this systematic review, we identified 52 empirical studies published during the past 15 years. Results suggest various…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Undergraduate Students, Honors Curriculum, Student Needs
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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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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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Blackburn, Aranzazu M.; Cornish, Linley; Smith, Susen – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2016
Current research on gifted English language learners (gifted ELLs) is broadly centered on identification issues and investigations of underrepresentation in gifted programs mainly in schools in the United States and referencing predominantly Spanish-speaking students. Australia presents itself as a multicultural nation, yet limited research exists…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Gifted, Global Approach, Literature Reviews
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Gallagher, James J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
Psychologists show great curiosity about the world and human behavior. They are forever asking Why? Or What? Or How? about various aspects of human behavior. It is no surprise, therefore, that they respond enthusiastically to some of the questions surrounding the behavior of those labeled as gifted and talented in our society. As will be seen in…
Descriptors: Psychology, Psychologists, Gifted, Student Behavior
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Coleman, Laurence J.; Cross, Tracy L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2014
The paper explores the question of how gifted and talented adolescents experience being gifted in high school. Fifteen subjects were interviewed twice while attending a special summer program in order to answer this general question. The data were analyzed and interpreted using a set of research questions which postulated that the subjects would…
Descriptors: Gifted, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Talent
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Landis, Rebecca N.; Reschly, Amy L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
The issue of high school dropout has long concerned policy makers, educational professionals, and the general public. In the gifted literature, this concern is no less pressing. Student engagement is becoming an increasingly discussed construct for conceptualizing the dropout phenomenon and designing appropriate interventions to prevent this…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Dropouts, Underachievement, Student Participation
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Kuo, Yi-Lung; Lohman, David F. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
The purposes of this study were to investigate the following: (a) the impact of sex, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and family income on the likelihood of whole-grade skipping between kindergarten and Grade 7 and (b) the effects of grade skipping during elementary or middle school on students' academic achievement in high school. The authors…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Data Analysis, Longitudinal Studies, Alignment (Education)
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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
Chamberlin, Michelle T.; Chamberlin, Scott A. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2010
During 3 field experience visits, 23 elementary preservice teachers implemented mathematical problem-solving tasks with grade 3-6 gifted students. Researchers investigated what the teachers learned about gifted students regarding student characteristics, mathematical problem-solving tasks, and pedagogy. Each teacher completed a pre- and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Academically Gifted, Field Experience Programs
Reis, Sally M.; Boeve, Hope – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2009
This mixed-methods study combined the use of qualitative, comparative case study methods with other data analysis procedures to investigate an afterschool enriched reading program for academically gifted students who had also been identified as talented readers. The Schoolwide Enrichment Model-Reading Framework (SEM-R) was used to provide…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Reading Fluency, Academically Gifted, Independent Reading
Pendarvis, Edwina; Wood, Ellen Wallace – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2009
This case study describes a rural school district's efforts to identify historically underrepresented gifted students (HUGS) more effectively than in the past. The district developed new policy; disseminated the policy with lists of characteristics of HUGS; provided a workshop for first-grade teachers to encourage early referrals; and provided…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Academically Gifted, School Districts, Counties
Speirs Neumeister, Kristie L.; Adams, Cheryll M.; Pierce, Rebecca L.; Cassady, Jerrell C.; Dixon, Felicia A. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2007
The present study sought to examine the perceptions of giftedness and identification procedures held by experienced teachers of gifted minority students. Twenty-seven 4th-grade teachers of gifted students in an urban school system with a high representation of minority and economically disadvantaged students were surveyed. Results indicated that…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Minority Group Children, Family Problems, Urban Schools
Neumeister, Kristie L. Speirs – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2004
The findings reported in this article are part of a larger study investigating perfectionism in gifted college students. This qualitative interview study examined differences in the interpretation of successes and failures between gifted college students scoring high on either socially prescribed or self-oriented perfectionism. Findings indicated…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, College Students, Academically Gifted, Academic Achievement
Robinson, Nancy M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2003
I am honored by the articulate comments of the respondents to the questions raised in the lead paper, "Two Wrongs Do Not Make a Right: Sacrificing the Needs of Gifted Students Does Not Solve Society's Unsolved Problems." These five colleagues have proved themselves to be sensitive to the multiple issues and constituencies involved and highly…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Public Schools, Student Needs, Disproportionate Representation
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