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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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Steenbergen-Hu, Saiying; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
In this study, we conducted binary logistic regression on survey data collected from 244 past participants of a Talent Search program who attended regular high schools but supplemented their regular high school education with enriched or accelerated math and science learning activities. The participants completed an online survey 4 to 6 years…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, STEM Education, Educational Experience, Interests
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Ziegler, Albert; Chandler, Kimberley L.; Vialle, Wilma; Stoeger, Heidrun – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
Based on the Actiotope Model of Giftedness, this article introduces a learning-resource-oriented approach for gifted education. It provides a comprehensive categorization of learning resources, including five exogenous learning resources termed "educational capital" and five endogenous learning resources termed "learning…
Descriptors: Models, Gifted, Talent, Talent Development
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Siegle, Del; Gubbins, E. Jean; O'Rourke, Patricia; Langley, Susan Dulong; Mun, Rachel U.; Luria, Sarah R.; Little, Catherine A.; McCoach, D. Betsy; Knupp, Tawnya; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Plucker, Jonathan A. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2016
Gifted students' learning gains result from complex, advanced, and meaningful content provided by a knowledgeable teacher through high-quality curriculum and instruction at an appropriate pace with scaffolding and feedback. These elements exert influence that increases with dosage and within structures that facilitate student engagement in…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Groups, Social Bias
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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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Olthouse, Jill M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2014
This collective case study represents 10 gifted children's relationships with writing. The construct "relationship with writing" includes children's influences, goals, values, identity, and emotions connected to writing. Overall, these students' relationships with writing can be described as creative, responsible, and…
Descriptors: Gifted, Children, Case Studies, Writing (Composition)
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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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Coleman, Laurence J.; Guo, Aige – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
Passion for learning (PFL) in children is a phenomenon that is little understood. The experience of PFL was studied with phenomenological and qualitative modes of inquiry. Case studies of six domains (acting, reading, filmmaking, spelling, math, and preaching) describe how the passion developed using the voices of children and parents. Their…
Descriptors: Gifted, Children, Case Studies, Talent
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Casey, Ronald; Koshy, Valsa – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
In 1999, the British government launched an education program for gifted and talented pupils as part of its Excellence in Cities initiative (EiC) that was initially designed to raise the educational achievement of very able pupils in state-maintained secondary schools in inner-city areas. Although some activities targeting gifted children had…
Descriptors: Talent, Gifted, Action Research, Special Education
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Tirri, Kirsi; Kuusisto, Elina – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the ways gifted and talented pupils are served in Finland. The trend toward individualism and freedom of choice as well as national policy affecting gifted education are discussed. Empirical research on Finnish teachers' attitudes toward gifted education with respect to the national…
Descriptors: Talent, Gifted, Students, Foreign Countries
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Swanson, Julie Dingle; Lord, E. Wayne – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
This article links research and practice through discussion of policy's conceptual aspects illustrated through real-world examples. Gifted education policy essentials, identification, curriculum and services, personnel preparation, and program management, assessment, and evaluation are described. Examples from studies of one state help the reader…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Policy, Legislation, Court Litigation
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Ziegler, Albert; Stoeger, Heidrun; Harder, Bettina; Balestrini, Daniel Patrick – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
The authors first briefly describe how the concepts of talents and giftedness found in German-speaking Europe have evolved in the school system and in general over the past two centuries, and how the variety of gifted-education efforts found within and beyond schools as well as counseling efforts attest to these changes. They then discuss four…
Descriptors: Gifted, Foreign Countries, Metacognition, Talent
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Weyringer, Sieglinde – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
In Austria, gifted education and the education of highly gifted and talented children have been receiving an increasing public awareness and social acceptance over the past decade. The article highlights the existing ideas of giftedness in Austria, and it presents several initiatives having triggered and influenced this positive development. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Talent, Music
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Howley, Marged; Howley, Aimee A.; Helfrich, Sara; Harrison, Lisa; Gillam, Mary Beth; Safran, Joan – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
Honors programs represent one way that secondary schools and undergraduate programs address the needs of academically talented students. Evidence suggests that these programs contribute to positive student outcomes in terms of achievement, social development, and career preparation. Because colleges of education produce graduates who typically…
Descriptors: Talent, Academically Gifted, Honors Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs
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Olthouse, Jill M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
Through a qualitative research design, the author explored how eight talented young creative writers related to their craft. The construct, "relationship with writing," emerged as the study's overarching theme; this theme includes students' influences, goals, values, identity, and emotions as these relate to writing. The findings indicated…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Creative Writing, Educational Environment, Gifted
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