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El-Abd, Maria; Callahan, Carolyn; Azano, Amy – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
The present study investigated predictive factors of literacy achievement in third-grade students identified as gifted in rural schools. The sample consisted of 180 identified students in a total of eight districts, three of which were randomly assigned to the treatment condition and five of which were randomly assigned to the control condition.…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Literacy, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Wu, Echo H. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
The author interviewed Dr. Carolyn Callahan, an eminent scholar in gifted education. The interview focused on Dr. Callahan's work on implementing gifted program in rural areas, and illustrated her suggestions for teachers, researchers, and parents on how to advocate for gifted students.
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Rural Areas, Rural Schools, Common Core State Standards
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Kim, Kyung Hee; VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; Bracken, Bruce A.; Feng, Annie; Stambaugh, Tamra – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
Project Clarion, a Jacob K. Javits-funded project, focused on the scale-up of primary-grade science curricula. Curriculum units, based on an Integrated Curriculum Model (ICM), were developed for high-ability learners, but tried out with all students in Title I settings to study the efficacy of the units with all learners. The units focus on the…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Concept Formation, Scientific Concepts, Standardized Tests
Azano, Amy Price; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Missett, Tracy C.; Brunner, Marguerite – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
Approximately one quarter of American students attend rural schools; however, the needs of these students are often overlooked in education policy despite well-documented limited financial resources and pervasive poverty. Relatively little is known about the experiences of gifted students in rural areas and even less about the teachers serving…
Descriptors: Gifted, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Experience, Rural Schools
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Wu, Echo H. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2013
The author interviewed Dr. Carol Tomlinson, who is a well-known academic scholar in gifted education. The interview focused on Dr. Tomlinson's work on differentiation, how she started, and what her suggestions for teachers are to differentiate instructions for gifted students in general education classrooms.
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Interviews, General Education, Teaching Methods
Heilbronner, Nancy N.; Connell, Elizabeth E.; Dobyns, Sally M.; Reis, Sally M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2010
This study explored the differences between students who remained at one early college acceleration program and those who left. Students who left appeared to seek what they perceived as a greater academic challenge or more specialized academic majors than were provided by the host college, a phenomenon that lends credence to the notion of positive…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Student Attrition, Gifted, College Students