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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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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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Mofield, Emily L.; Parker Peters, Megan – Roeper Review, 2015
Researchers explored the typology of perfectionism among 153 (46% male, 54% female; 88% White, 8% African American, 5% Asian American, 4% Hispanic, 1% Other) suburban gifted adolescents and compared perfectionism scores (using the Goals and Work Habits Survey, a modification of Frost's Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale [F-MPS]) to samples of…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Gifted, Adolescents, Suburbs
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Peterson, Jean Sunde; Lorimer, Michelle R. – Roeper Review, 2012
A longitudinal study of the implementation of a small-group affective curriculum involved Grades 5-8 in a school for gifted children. Teacher-facilitators' perceptions were of interest. Over time, significant positive change occurred for items related to the perceived need for an affective curriculum, impact on the school, and teachers' confidence…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Emotional Development, Small Group Instruction, Longitudinal Studies
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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
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Shechtman, Zipora; Silektor, Anat – Roeper Review, 2012
This study, conducted in Israel, examined the social and emotional difficulties of gifted children, in comparison with nongifted children. The gifted children were further compared in two educational settings: segregated classes and pull-out programs. The 974 participants were from the fifth to twelfth grades. The dependent variables included…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Foreign Countries, Empathy, Interpersonal Competence
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French, Lisa R.; Walker, Cheryl L.; Shore, Bruce M. – Roeper Review, 2011
Gifted students' preference to work alone is widely espoused, but studies vary widely in their explanations. We re-examined this notion in terms of motivation and social constructivism among 247 school-identified gifted and high-achieving and regular-education students in Grades 4 through 12. Survey data assessed learning style, interests,…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Cognitive Style, Student Attitudes, Academically Gifted
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Cho, Seokhee; Lin, Chia-Yi – Roeper Review, 2011
Predictive relationships among perceived family processes, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, incremental beliefs about intelligence, confidence in intelligence, and creative problem-solving practices in mathematics and science were examined. Participants were 733 scientifically talented Korean students in fourth through twelfth grades as well as…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Incentives, Talent, Motivation
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Berlin, Judith Ellen – Roeper Review, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes of gifted adolescents toward being labeled as gifted and talented, to evaluate how gifted students perceive that others view their giftedness, and to determine whether these attitudes and perceptions vary depending on the child's level of giftedness. Sixty-six sixth- through eighth-grade…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academically Gifted, Adolescents, Grade 6
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Terry, Alice W. – Roeper Review, 2008
Implementing service-learning programs in schools for our gifted may help nurture the development of more highly moral people. Service-learning, a method by which students learn and develop through curriculum integration and active participation in thoughtfully organized service experiences that address needs in their community, has three levels:…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Gifted, Community Action, Service Learning
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Tsui, Joanne M.; Mazzocco, Michele M. M. – Roeper Review, 2006
This study was designed to examine the effects of math anxiety and perfectionism on math performance, under timed testing conditions, among mathematically gifted sixth graders. We found that participants had worse math performance during timed versus untimed testing, but this difference was statistically significant only when the timed condition…
Descriptors: Gifted, Testing, Grade 6, Gender Differences