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Oppong-Nuako, Juliet; Shore, Bruce M.; Saunders-Stewart, Katie S.; Gyles, Petra D. T. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015
Inquiry-based instruction is common to nearly every model of gifted education. Six teachers of 14 secondary classes were briefly interviewed about their teaching and learning methods, use of inquiry-based strategies, classroom descriptions, a typical day, student expectations, and inquiry-instruction outcomes. A criterion-referenced checklist of…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Classroom Techniques, Teacher Surveys, Interviews
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Cho, Seokhee; Yang, Jenny; Mandracchia, Marcella – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Mentoring Mathematical Minds (M3) units on gains in mathematics achievement and English proficiency of mathematically promising English language learners (MPELLs) in the third grade. The M3 program, developed by Gavin et al., was implemented for 1 year with treatment MPELLs (n = 86) but not…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Grade 3
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Wilson, Hope E. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015
There is a dearth of research regarding young children with high intellectual abilities, particularly research involving the direct observation of children in naturalistic settings. The current study examines 2 years of observations of young children (aged 37-71 months; n = 34) at an early childhood facility. The children were observed during the…
Descriptors: Play, Observation, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
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Foreman, Jennifer L.; Gubbins, E. Jean – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015
Teacher nominations of students are commonly used in gifted and talented identification systems to supplement psychometric measures of reasoning ability. In this study, second grade teachers were requested to nominate approximately one fourth of their students as having high learning potential in the year prior to the students' participation in a…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Identification, Psychometrics, Elementary School Teachers
Park, Kelly; Caine, Vera; Wimmer, Randolph – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
Enriched high school curricula like the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Diploma programs are endorsed as "pathway programs" for postsecondary-bound students. Program participation is perceived to have benefits that appeal to a broad stakeholder group of universities, administrators, teachers, students, and parents. In…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Secondary School Curriculum, Educational Research, Qualitative Research
McBee, Matthew T.; Matthews, Michael S. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
The self-correcting nature of psychological and educational science has been seriously questioned. Recent special issues of "Perspectives on Psychological Science" and "Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts" have roundly condemned current organizational models of research and dissemination and have criticized the…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Periodicals, Replication (Evaluation), Hypothesis Testing
Almarode, John T.; Subotnik, Rena F.; Crowe, Edward; Tai, Robert H.; Lee, Geesoo Maie; Nowlin, Fiona – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
The purpose of this study is to investigate the association between self-efficacy and maintenance of interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) resulting in completion of an undergraduate degree in a science related area. To pursue this analysis, the researchers surveyed 3,510 graduates from selective specialized science…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, STEM Education, Student Interests, Undergraduate Students
Firmender, Janine M.; Gavin, M. Katherine; McCoach, D. Betsy – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine whether relationships existed between teachers' implementation of two specific discourse-related instructional practices and students' mathematics achievement in geometry and measurement as part of a research study on the effectiveness of an advanced mathematics curriculum for kindergarten and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Correlation, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction
Little, Catherine A.; McCoach, D. Betsy; Reis, Sally M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
Reading instruction often does not focus on appealing to student interests, offering choice, or responding to the needs of advanced readers. In this experimental study, we examined the effects on achievement of an instructional approach involving choice, differentiated instruction, and extensive, supported, independent reading, with corresponding…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Individualized Reading, Individualized Instruction, Reading Achievement
Wininger, Steven R.; Adkins, Olivia; Inman, Tracy Ford; Roberts, Julia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
The study's purpose was to develop and validate a scale for assessing interest in mathematics among elementary students as part of an identification protocol for gifted and talented programming. Lohman recommends assessment of interest as a critical element within the ideal approach to identification. Hidi and Renninger's Four-Phase Interest…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Student Interests, Mathematics
Jolly, Jennifer L.; Robinson, Ann – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
In classic Western movies, the good guy could be frequently identified by his trademark white Stetson hat, whereas the bad guy always wore black. James J. Gallagher wore many hats during his career that spanned over six decades; he too would be known as the "man in the white hat,"--trusted to do the right thing. From 1967 to 1970,…
Descriptors: Public Officials, Public Agencies, Federal Government, Special Education
Gilson, Cindy M.; Little, Catherine A.; Ruegg, Ashley N.; Bruce-Davis, Micah – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
Asking questions to promote higher-level thinking is often promoted as a way to challenge students, especially talented readers, to think more deeply about text and share their thinking. Recent research in a variety of educational fields has indicated that follow-up questions may be used to move all students forward in their abilities to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Questioning Techniques, Thinking Skills, Elementary School Students
Robinson, Ann; Dailey, Debbie; Hughes, Gail; Cotabish, Alicia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
To develop Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) talents, both researchers and policy developers recommend that educators begin early. In this randomized study, we document the efficacy of teacher professional development and a rich problem-based inquiry curriculum to develop the science talent of elementary students. The…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Education, Academically Gifted, Science Achievement
Ryoo, Ji Hoon; Molfese, Victoria J.; Heaton, Ruth; Zhou, Xin; Brown, E. Todd; Prokasky, Amanda; Davis, Erika – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
The 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study shows average mathematics scores of U.S. fourth graders are lower than children in many Asian countries. There are questions about differences in mathematics skills at younger ages. This study examines differences in score growth for High-, Average-, and Low-performing children in two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Tests, Achievement Gains
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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
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