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Peairs, Kristen F.; Sheppard, Christopher S.; Putallaz, Martha; Costanzo, Philip R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
The present study expanded our current understanding of leadership among academically gifted seventh-grade students by examining peer-identified leaders of naturally occurring social groups in a mixed ability setting. Three consecutive cohorts of seventh-grade students (N = 474; 57% female; 43% European American) attending a public magnet…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Leadership, Early Adolescents, Middle School Students
Li, Yan; Alfeld, Corinne; Kennedy, Rebecca Prince; Putallaz, Martha – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2009
Through their participation in a seventh-grade talent search in 1996-1997, students qualified to attend a summer program at Duke University's Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). of the North Carolina students in this group, some attended at least one summer program in middle school and others had qualified for but did not attend a summer…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Summer Programs, Talent, Educational Attainment
Jones, Brent M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2009
Unless we sharply increase the training of homegrown math and science talents, we may suffer negative economic and technological consequences. One means of addressing this challenge has been through specialty schools devoted to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) training. In 1980, the North Carolina School of Science and…
Descriptors: Talent, Residential Schools, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Education
York, E. Anne – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
The purpose of this research was to examine the college and career plans of a high-achieving group of students, high school valedictorians, to determine whether the females had equal aspirations with the males at the end of the senior year of high school in terms of their intended college major, the selectivity of their chosen college, and for…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Females, Academic Achievement, High Achievement