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Leech, Nancy L.; Collins, Kathleen M. T.; Jiao, Qun G.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of mixed research techniques in empirical studies published in gifted education journals. During Phase 1, empirical full-text databases and relevant electronic bibliographic databases related to gifted education were searched during a time span of 10 to 18 years, resulting in the…
Descriptors: Gifted, Research Methodology, Bibliographic Databases, Identification
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Heilbronner, Nancy N. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
Despite a growing national need to develop capabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), many men and women who are considered talented in these areas during high school choose not to pursue STEM undergraduate majors. A purpose of the current study was to better understand factors that contribute to an individual's…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Student Attitudes, Talent, Educational Quality
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Wood, Susannah M.; Craigen, Laurie M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
Self-injurious behaviors (SIBs) are increasing in the general adolescent population, giving rise to concerns about the impact these behaviors have on gifted and talented youth. Educators of the gifted may not have adequate understanding of these behaviors, limiting their effectiveness in supporting gifted students engaging in SIB. This article…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Self Destructive Behavior, Talent, Injuries
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Latz, Amanda O.; Adams, Cheryll M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
Within disciplines, certain theoretical, ontological, and heuristic frameworks evolve toward axiomatic status over time. This evolution can limit disciplinary growth. Interdisciplinary theorizing can introduce trouble into such frameworks and add the tension necessary for the creation of new knowledge. This theoretical essay provides educators…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Social Class, Gifted, Educational Philosophy
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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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Gallagher, James J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
In a previous issue of this journal, four present and former editors of the most prestigious journals provide their judgment on the current field of gifted education (Ambrose, VanTassel-Baska, Coleman, & Cross, 2010). They believe that the field is insular, fractured, porous, and contested, and they provide many examples to illustrate their…
Descriptors: Gifted, Editing, Periodicals, Educational Attitudes
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Pierce, Rebecca L.; Cassady, Jerrell C.; Adams, Cheryll M.; Speirs Neumeister, Kristie L.; Dixon, Felicia A.; Cross, Tracy L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
There is a paucity of empirical studies dealing with benefits of gifted programming in mathematics for elementary students. The current study reports on the impact of using cluster grouping and specific curriculum to support gifted learners' math achievement in urban elementary schools. Although the results of Year 3 provide the most compelling…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Urban Schools, Gifted, Academic Achievement
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Peters, Megan Parker; Bain, Sherry K. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
Bullying and victimization rates among 90 gifted and nongifted, high-achieving (HA) high school students were assessed by using the Reynolds Bully Victimization Scale (BVS; W. M. Reynolds, 2003). The mean scores indicate that gifted and HA high school students bully others and are victimized by others generally at unelevated rates based on BVS…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Bullying, Victims of Crime, High School Students
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Walker, Cheryl L.; Shore, Bruce M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
The social and cognitive phenomena associated with theory of mind (ToM) and research on the social and cognitive qualities of giftedness have not been sufficiently connected. The common focus areas for ToM researchers (e.g., false-belief understanding, deception, and autism) should be of interest to gifted education research because these are…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Gifted, Perspective Taking, Educational Research
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Harrison, Gregory E.; Van Haneghan, James P. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
Purportedly fear of the unknown, death anxiety, and insomnia are prevalent problems among some gifted individuals. The present study tested this assertion and examined the relationship of these variables to Dabrowski's (1967) overexcitabilities. The study involved 73 gifted and 143 typical middle and high school adolescents who were given a death…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Fantasy, Death, Adolescents
Michael-Chadwell, Sharon – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
Within the United States, the underrepresentation of historically underserved student groups continues to be a phenomenon in gifted and talented (GT) programs. In a phenomenological study exploring teachers' and African American parents' perceptions of the underrepresentation of gifted African American students, four themes emerged from the study.…
Descriptors: African American Students, Academically Gifted, Talent, Disproportionate Representation
Ford, Donna Y.; Whiting, Gilman W. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
For more than a half century, concerns have existed about the persistent underrepresentation of African American students in gifted education and advanced Placement classes. Various recommendations to reverse underrepresentation have been proposed, with the majority focusing on testing and assessment instruments. Nonetheless, progress has been…
Descriptors: African American Students, Advanced Placement, Gifted, Testing
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Hallett, Ronald E.; Venegas, Kristan M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
This article combines descriptive statistics and interviews with college-bound high school students to explore the connection between increased access and academic quality of Advanced Placement (AP) courses in low-income urban high schools. Results suggest that although moderately more opportunities to take AP courses exist than in previous years,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Advanced Placement, Low Income
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Stalnacke, Jannica; Smedler, Ann-Charlotte – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
In Sweden, special needs of high-ability individuals have received little attention. For this purpose, adult Swedes with superior general mental ability (GMA; N = 302), defined by an IQ score greater than 130 on tests of abstract reasoning, answered a questionnaire regarding their views of themselves and their giftedness. The participants also…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Gifted, Foreign Countries, Abstract Reasoning
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Lakin, Joni M.; Lohman, David F. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2011
Effective talent-identification procedures minimize the proportion of students whose subsequent performance indicates that they were mistakenly included in or excluded from the program. Classification errors occur when students who were predicted to excel subsequently do not excel or when students who were not predicted to excel do. Using a…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Predictive Validity, Nonverbal Tests, Second Language Learning
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