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Peters, Scott J.; Gentry, Marcia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
For more than 30 years, underrepresentation of certain racial, cultural, and income groups in gifted and talented programs has been documented as a serious problem. Not only does this issue make gifted programs appear as if they are designed solely for upper class, dominant-culture individuals, but it also means that talented students from diverse…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent, Programs, Group Membership
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Peters, Scott J. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
This article presents the author's critique on "Differentiating Low Performance of the Gifted Learner: Achieving, Underachieving, and Selective Consuming Students". The authors of the article titled "Differentiating Low Performance of the Gifted Learner: Achieving, Underachieving, and Selective Consuming Students" investigated…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Underachievement, Perspective Taking, Student Motivation
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Brulles, Dina; Peters, Scott J.; Saunders, Rachel – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
An increasing number of schools are implementing gifted cluster grouping models as a cost-effective way to provide gifted services. This study is an example of comparative action research in the form of a quantitative case study that focused on mathematic achievement for nongifted students in a district that incorporated a schoolwide cluster…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Action Research, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement
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McDonald, Denise; Farrell, Tina – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
Focus Group interviews with 31 disadvantaged students in an Early College High School (ECHS) program present insights to students' experience in the hybrid school, specifically regarding their perceptions of college readiness. Student "voice" in research can yield significant information when examining aspects of school design that…
Descriptors: High School Students, Disadvantaged, College Preparation, College Readiness
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Yang, Yang; Gentry, Marcia; Choi, Young Owan – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
This study examined the reliability and validity evidence of using the translated version of My Class Activities with South Korean elementary students, and differences between gifted and general students' perceptions of their regular classes and gifted students' perceptions of the pull-out program and their regular classes. Confirmatory factor…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Student Attitudes, Academically Gifted, Test Reliability
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McInerney, Dennis M.; Cheng, Rebecca Wing-yi; Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching; Lam, Amy Kwok Hap – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
This study examined the prediction of academic self-concept (English and Mathematics) and learning strategies (deep and surface), and their direction of effect, on academic achievement (English and Mathematics) of 8,354 students from 16 secondary schools in Hong Kong. Two competing models were tested to ascertain the direction of effect: Model A…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Academic Achievement, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Figg, Stephanie D.; Rogers, Karen B.; McCormick, John; Low, Renae – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
The study aimed to empirically verify findings from qualitative studies that showed selective consumers could be distinguished from underachievers with regard to academic self-perception and thinking style preference. Participants, gifted males from an independent secondary boys' school in Sydney, Australia, were categorized as achieving,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Private Schools, Qualitative Research
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Simms, Kathryn – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
This study compared immigrant and nonimmigrant educational achievement (i.e., the immigrant gap) in math by reexamining the explanatory power of race and socioeconomic status (SES)--two variables, perhaps, most commonly considered in educational research. Four research questions were explored through growth curve modeling, factor analysis, and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Achievement Gap, Mathematics Achievement, Race
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Bembenutty, Hefer – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
This article presents an interview with Allan Wigfield, professor and chair of the Department of Human Development and distinguished scholar-teacher at the University of Maryland. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on children's motivation and other topics. He is a fellow of Division 15 (Educational…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Researchers, Reputation, Reading Achievement
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Warne, Russell T. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
Reliability generalization (RG) is a meta-analysis that combines and synthesizes reliability coefficients from different studies to ascertain the average observed reliability across studies. An RG study was conducted on previously reported data from 16 samples of the Overexcitability Questionnaire--Two (OEQII) with a combined "N" of 5,275.…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Error of Measurement, Psychometrics, Generalization
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Azano, Amy; Missett, Tracy C.; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Oh, Sarah; Brunner, Marguerite; Foster, Lisa H.; Moon, Tonya R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
This study used sequential mixed-methods analyses to investigate the effectiveness of a research-based language arts curriculum for gifted third graders. Using analytic induction, researchers found that teachers' beliefs and expectations (time, sense of autonomy, expectations for students, professional expertise) influenced the degree to which…
Descriptors: Expertise, Intervention, Gifted, Academic Achievement
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Welsh, Megan E. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
States and districts are under increasing pressure to evaluate the effectiveness of their teachers and to ensure that all students receive high-quality instruction. This article describes some of the challenges associated with current effectiveness approaches, including paper-and-pencil tests of pedagogical content knowledge, classroom observation…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Gifted, Teacher Evaluation, Computer Simulation
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Makel, Matthew C.; Li, Yan; Putallaz, Martha; Wai, Jonathan – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
This study considered how three groups of academically talented high school students--those who attended an academic summer program (TIP), those who qualified for the program but chose not to attend (QNA), and those who did not qualify (DNQ)--spent time outside the classroom. These groupings differentiated students by ability (QNA vs. DNQ) and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Television Viewing, Adolescent Development, Summer Programs
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Mann, Eric L.; Mann, Rebecca L.; Strutz, Michele L.; Duncan, Daphne; Yoon, So Yoon – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
The fields of gifted and engineering education share many common interests, and their students share many common attributes. Infusing and making engineering implicit in the K-6 education programs creates opportunities to develop concepts, skills, and habits of the mind that are valuable in all disciplines while providing opportunities to discover…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Talent, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment
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Yang, Yan; Cho, YoonJung; Mathew, Susan; Worth, Sheri – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
The study investigated the differential impact of sense of classroom community on effort in online versus face-to-face courses while controlling for potential effects of gender and team learning orientation. The interaction effects from ANOVA results suggested a gender difference across the two course delivery formats, with male students expending…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Interaction, Gender Differences
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