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Sewell, Christopher J.P.; Goings, Ramon B. – Roeper Review, 2019
Through the reflections of 17 Black adults who attended gifted schools in New York City, this qualitative study investigated how they transitioned into and through gifted programs as students. Findings suggest four themes: (a) Many students were referred to gifted programs during their elementary school experience either by their teachers or by…
Descriptors: African Americans, Adults, Gifted, Talent
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Godor, Brian P. – Roeper Review, 2019
Metaphors are devices that people employ for both poetic purposes and rhetorical elaboration and belong to the realm of extraordinary language. Metaphors are used to connect abstract ideas and information to more concrete experiences, thus making these experiences more familiar and easier to understand. Moreover, metaphors are more than symbolic…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers
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Al-Hroub, Anies; Whitebread, David – Roeper Review, 2019
The purpose of this research was to investigate the utility of dynamic assessment (DA) in identifying a group of "twice-exceptional students" who exhibited mathematical giftedness and specific learning disabilities (MG/LDs). A quantitative method was applied by a multidisciplinary team to identify 30 students (16 girls and 14 boys) in…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Academically Gifted, Learning Disabilities, Grade 5
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Oh, Hyerim; Sutherland, Margaret; Stack, Niamh; Badia Martín, Mar; Blumen, Sheyla; Nguyen, Quoc Anh-Thu; Wormald, Catherine; Maakrun, Julie; Ziegler, Albert – Roeper Review, 2019
This study explores how secondary school students perceive high-performing potential classmates. A total of 1,794 seventh- and 10th-grade students from five countries completed a questionnaire measuring their expectations of hypothetical male and female high-performing classmates in three categories: intellectual ability, positive social…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Grade 7, Grade 10, Secondary School Students
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Laine, Sonja; Hotulainen, Risto; Tirri, Kirsi – Roeper Review, 2019
This study examined Finnish elementary school teachers' (N = 212) attitudes toward the gifted and their education. On a general level, teachers' attitudes toward gifted education were slightly positive. Teachers saw that gifted students have social value and that they need special services. The results of teachers' attitudes toward specific gifted…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Individualized Instruction
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Cera Guy, Jade N. M. T.; Williams, Jessica M.; Shore, Bruce M. – Roeper Review, 2019
A convenience sample of 13 students aged 9-16 years participated in this exploratory phenomenological study of what high- and otherwise-achieving students' expected they would experience when engaging in classroom group work. From questionnaire and interview data, students generally expected small group sizes, were divided about who forms groups,…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Academically Gifted, Expectation, Student Attitudes
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Gindi, Shahar; Kohan-Mass, Judith; Pilpel, Avital – Roeper Review, 2019
This study challenges an existing controversy, whether there are innate differences in competitiveness between boys and girls in general, and among the gifted in particular, or whether competitiveness is context-sensitive. The specific context examined in the study is that of two pullout weekly enrichment gifted programs: one with single-sex…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Competition, Academically Gifted, Single Sex Classes
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Cross, Jennifer Riedl; Vaughn, Colin T.; Mammadov, Sakhavat; Cross, Tracy L.; Kim, Mihyeon; O'Reilly, Colm; Spielhagen, Frances R.; Pereira Da Costa, Maria; Hymer, Barry – Roeper Review, 2019
The phenomenon of social coping among students with gifts and talents (SWGT) is not well understood. In interviews with elementary-, middle-, and high-school aged SWGT (N = 90; 50% female) from the United States, United Kingdom, South Korea, Ireland, and France, the universality of awareness of visibility of their exceptional abilities, high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Social Experience
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Mun, Rachel U.; Hertzog, Nancy B. – Roeper Review, 2018
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) enrichment programs can meet the needs of gifted students by providing an intellectual challenge, a motivated peer group, and skilled teachers. In the Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP), 40 students (Grades 4-8) explored challenging math topics not typically taught in their schools. Pre and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, STEM Education, Enrichment Activities, Play
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Gallagher, Shelagh A. – Roeper Review, 2017
An exploratory study of the efficacy of "The Word Within the Word" tested students' abilities to recognize, use, and recall vocabulary. Ten middle school teachers and their 493 students participated. Five teachers used "The Word Within the Word", and five used traditional vocabulary materials. Students completed an out-of-level…
Descriptors: Gifted, Vocabulary Skills, Vocabulary Development, Middle School Teachers
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Kohan-Mass, Judy – Roeper Review, 2016
The main purpose of the study was to characterize gender patterns regarding ways of thinking and learning among 242 fifth- and sixth-grade young gifted students in Israel. A written questionnaire was developed to assess ways of thinking as either connected (empathic) or separate (critical, detached). Findings showed that boys consistently rated…
Descriptors: Gifted, Gender Differences, Cognitive Style, Self Contained Classrooms
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McGowan, Mark R.; Runge, Timothy J.; Pedersen, Jason A. – Roeper Review, 2016
This study examined the utility of curriculum-based measures of oral reading fluency (ORF) to distinguish between gifted and general education students. Differences in reading proficiency and growth rate were assessed using cross-sectional data from more than 900 students in second through fifth grade who regularly participated in their district's…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Talent Identification, Academically Gifted, Oral Reading
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Dimitriadis, Christos – Roeper Review, 2016
This article presents findings from a case study of an in-classroom program based on ability grouping for Year 2 (ages 6-7) primary (elementary) children identified as high ability in mathematics. The study examined the role of classroom setting, classroom environment, and teacher's approach in realizing and developing mathematical promise. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Classroom Environment, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics
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Hu, Weiping; Jia, Xiaojuan; Plucker, Jonathan A.; Shan, Xinxin – Roeper Review, 2016
Learning motivation has a significant effect on student learning, which is a key determinant of academic performance and creativity. It is increasingly popular and important to cultivate learning motivation in schools. To consider this trend, a long-term intervention program named "Learn to Think" (LTT) was designed not only to improve…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learning Motivation, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Vidergor, Hava E.; Azar Gordon, Lea – Roeper Review, 2015
This study examined whether a self-contained gifted classroom meets the needs of its learners. Considering the existing and desired aspects, as perceived by students, teachers, and parents, it offers a unique lens forming a holistic in-depth view of the self-contained classroom. Forty-two participants took part in this study: 20 students, 15…
Descriptors: Gifted, Elementary School Students, Self Contained Classrooms, Educational Environment
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