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Coleman, Laurence J.; Micko, Karen J.; Cross, Tracy L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
Through a synthesis of 25 years worth of studies concerning the lived experience of children who are gifted and talented within the context of school, a more comprehensive picture can be presented. The intent is to provide information for teachers, parents, administrators, and psychologists to better understand and support advanced development.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Academically Gifted, Student Experience, Phenomenology
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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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VanTassel-Baska, Joyce – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
Dr. James Gallagher published widely on most topics in gifted education, and was often invited to provide commentary on basic theories of giftedness for audiences of psychologists and educators. His own background as a psychologist and special educator as well as a gifted educator positioned him well to hold the theoretical views he did on the…
Descriptors: Gifted, Reflection, Educational Theories, Recognition (Achievement)
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Gallagher, Shelagh A.; Courtright, Richard D.; Robinson, Linda P. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
James Gallagher is known for framing the broad ideas that drive the field of gifted education; he defined policy, described ideal educational infrastructure, and identified "acceleration," "enrichment," "novelty," and "sophistication" as core attributes of content differentiation (J. J. Gallagher, 1985).…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Educational Research, Reflection, Biological Sciences
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Coleman, Mary Ruth; Shah-Coltrane, Sneha – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
In 1973, Jim Gallagher convened an interdisciplinary group of eminent scholars and practitioners to address the critical issue of underrepresentation of minority children within gifted education. Underrepresentation of culturally different children stems from a complex combination of societal, economic and political, and personal factors. J. J.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students, Educational Environment
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Siegle, Del – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
As a national and international leader in both the field of special education and gifted and talented education, Gallagher's concerns for the individuals at both ends of the spectrum extended beyond academics. Although he is primarily known for his tireless lobbying to establish national and state policies that would promote a commitment to…
Descriptors: Gifted, Individual Development, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Gallagher, James J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
In this article, James J. Gallagher explains, in the context of education, that "civil rights" means the guarantee of equal opportunity and justice for all and the actions taken against those barriers that stand in the way of such equality. How does the issue of civil rights bear on an area of special education such as the education of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Civil Rights, Educational Opportunities, Student Motivation
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Gallagher, James J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
The classroom, with its complex social structure and kaleidoscope of cognitive and phycho-sociological variables, has not often been the object of serious research. Content area specialists have concentrated on the sequential organization of materials and have left the direct applications of these materials, either to the intuitive strategies of…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Academically Gifted, Teacher Effectiveness
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Gallagher, James J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
In this article, James J. Gallagher proposes that understanding the political issues and the debate surrounding the education of gifted students is based on the recognition that education policy (including rules, regulations, financial allocations, etc.) reflects social policy. Hence, society prioritizes needs so that the most important of these…
Descriptors: Gifted, Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Educational Resources
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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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Brown, Elissa F.; Garland, Rebecca B. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
In this article, Brown and Garland, reflect on issues raised by James J. Gallagher, such as educational policies helping to create and support an infrastructure within which the needs of students can be addressed. Gallagher felt that a strong federal policy, such as IDEA, was critical to building and maintaining a solid infrastructure. Gallagher…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Educational Policy, Student Needs, Educational Legislation
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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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Ronksley-Pavia, Michelle – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
The literature on twice-exceptionality suggests one of the main problems facing twice-exceptional children is that there is no consensus on the definition of the terms "disability" or "giftedness" and, consequently, the term "twice-exceptional". Endeavoring to define these specific terms loops back on itself to…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Disabilities, Comorbidity, Children
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Samardzija, Nadine; Peterson, Jean Sunde – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
The purpose of this phenomenological qualitative study was to explore how academically gifted eighth graders experience learning, with special attention to learning and classroom preferences. Twenty-three students were interviewed individually. The central phenomenon was that their learning preferences were complex, nuanced, and idiosyncratic, and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Grade 8, Student Attitudes, Preferences
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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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