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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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Chandra Handa, Manoj – Roeper Review, 2019
This study examined similarities and differences in the perceptions of principals and teachers about the use of differentiated strategies for gifted learners and studied principals' perceptions about schoolwide differentiation. Comparisons of these perceptions have been undocumented to date. Participants included 867 teachers and 120 principals…
Descriptors: Principals, Teachers, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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King, Julie; Shute, Rosalyn; McLachlan, Angus – Roeper Review, 2019
Within a theoretical framework of cognitive dissonance, this phenomenological study explored Australian intellectually gifted pre-adolescent/early adolescents' experiences of asynchrony. The study focuses on mothers and sons. Eleven boys aged 10 to 14 years, and nine of their mothers, participated in semi-structured interviews. Seven boys reported…
Descriptors: Males, Phenomenology, Gifted, Psychological Patterns
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Krafchek, Jennifer; Kronborg, Leonie – Roeper Review, 2019
Previous studies have not examined the academic emotions experienced by academically high-achieving females with disordered eating. In this qualitative study, 14 academically high-achieving adult females who developed disordered eating in high school were interviewed. A content analysis of the interview transcripts revealed both the academic…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, High Achievement, Females, Eating Disorders
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Krafchek, Jennifer; Kronborg, Leonie – Roeper Review, 2018
Research on gifted and high-achieving students has shown that they experience some sources of stress that are different from those experienced by general students. This qualitative case study investigated the types of stressful life events experienced by academically high-achieving females before the onset of disordered eating in adolescence.…
Descriptors: Females, High Achievement, Eating Disorders, Gifted
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Jung, Jae Yup; Young, Marie; Gross, Miraca U. M. – Roeper Review, 2015
Early college entry is an educational intervention that is being increasingly used in Australia. Following a review of the current Australian literature on early college entry, an overview is provided of the characteristics of, and the procedures associated with, one formal Australian early college entry program (the Early Admission for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Program Descriptions, Intervention
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Wormald, Catherine; Rogers, Karen B.; Vialle, Wilma – Roeper Review, 2015
Despite being unable to dress himself, sit still on a chair, or write a legible sentence, Scott was, from a very early age, able to build whole cities from construction blocks, able to complete complex puzzles, and verbally precocious. Even with his disabilities and their contrast with his academic talent, he completed K-12 school and went on to…
Descriptors: Gifted Disabled, Case Studies, Disability Identification, Foreign Countries
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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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Jung, Jae Yup; Barnett, Kerry; Gross, Miraca U. M.; McCormick, John – Roeper Review, 2011
This study investigated whether intellectually gifted students in Australia, with different levels of giftedness and cultural orientations, had different experiences of the forced-choice dilemma--choosing between the needs for peer acceptance and academic achievement. A random sample of 231 intellectually gifted students attending secondary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Academically Gifted
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Henshon, Suzanna E. – Roeper Review, 2006
This article presents an interview with Dr. Miraca Gross, Professor of Gifted Education, and Director of the Gifted Education Research, Resource, and Information Centre (GERRIC), at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Gross is a leading international authority on the education of gifted and talented children, particularly…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Volk, Valerie – Roeper Review, 2006
Gifted students often show a deep interest in and profound concern for the complex issues of society. Given the leadership potential of these students and their likely responsibility for solving future social problems, they need to develop this awareness and also a sense of confidence in dealing with future issues. The Future Problem Solving…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Research Skills, Academically Gifted, Problem Solving
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Alsop, Glenison – Roeper Review, 2003
This article examines a definition of giftedness that emphasizes asynchronous development and analyzes archival data collected on 535 high-IQ children in Australia. It found five patterns of behavior that provide evidence of asynchronous development: anxious; self-critical; overly sensitive; easily upset; and easily frustrated; with depression…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Child Development, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education
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Vialle, Wilma; Ashton, Tracey; Carlon, Greg; Rankin, Florence – Roeper Review, 2001
This article synthesizes three research projects conducted in New South Wales, Australia, exploring forms of acceleration for gifted students. The first involved early entry for gifted children, the second examined experiences of students who had skipped at least one grade, and the third examined a vertical programming system that allowed…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education), Age Grade Placement, Early Admission
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Frydenberg, Erica; O'Mullane, Anne – Roeper Review, 2000
This article discusses historical and contemporary educational provisions for gifted and talented students in Australia. Five young adults reflect on their educational and career paths in the creative arts, sports, music, medicine, and business to illustrate how talents are nurtured in Australia at the end of the 20th century. (Contains extensive…
Descriptors: Careers, Educational History, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Robinson, Maureen – Roeper Review, 1992
Historical trends and current policy toward education for gifted students in Australia is reviewed. Current efforts in each of the Australian states are summarized. (DB)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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