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Dailey, Debbie; Jackson, Nykela; Cotabish, Alicia; Trumble, Jason – Roeper Review, 2018
Informal science opportunities provide authentic experiences to stimulate students' interests in science and engineering and foster their curiosity through problem-based investigations. STEMulate Engineering Academy was designed to provide children (Grades 3-5) engineering opportunities and offer teachers a unique professional development…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering Education, Learner Engagement, Science Interests
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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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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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Wood, Sarah C. – Roeper Review, 2012
This exploratory study considered the perceptions of parents and teachers regarding behaviors exhibited by gifted students who may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by examining their responses to the Conners 3 behavior rating scale. Statistical analysis revealed average scores in the ratings of parents and teachers in the areas…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Problems, Academically Gifted, Identification
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Eddles-Hirsch, Katrina; Vialle, Wilma; McCormick, John; Rogers, Karen – Roeper Review, 2012
This phenomenological study explored the lifeworlds of 27 academically advanced elementary students in three very different schools that endeavored to meet their diverse needs. Schools that had established formal social and emotional structures were found to have student populations far more accepting of diversity. As a result, academically…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Academically Gifted, Coping, Social Environment