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Henshon, Suzanna E. – Roeper Review, 2017
Yong Zhao is Foundations Distinguished Professor in the School of Education with an appointment in the School of Business at the University of Kansas. Prior to joining KU, he served as the Presidential Chair, Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education, and Associate Dean in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Innovation, Global Approach, Competition
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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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Dai, David Yun; Steenbergen-Hu, Saiying – Roeper Review, 2015
This article introduces the Special Class for the Gifted Young (SCGY), an early college entrance program in mathematics and science in China, which has been a focus for media coverage and public discussion of accelerated education in China. We first describe the admission policy and academic programming of SCGY and delineate its distinct features.…
Descriptors: Special Programs, Acceleration (Education), College Admission, Admission Criteria
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Fong, Ricci W.; Yuen, Mantak – Roeper Review, 2014
Over the past two decades a wealth of research data on perfectionism has drawn increased attention to the nature and impact of perfectionism on many aspects of student development. Much of the research has explored perfectionism in the gifted student population, but few studies have considered how perfectionism could be perceived differently in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Literature Reviews, Cultural Influences
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Henshon, Suzanna E. – Roeper Review, 2013
David Yun Dai is an associate professor of educational psychology and methodology at University at Albany, State University of New York, and a Zijiang lecture professor of education and psychology at East China Normal University. Dr. Dai has published seven books and over 70 journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and book and…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Psychology, Career Development, Mentors
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Gibson, Kay L.; Rimmington, Glyn M.; Landwehr-Brown, Marjorie – Roeper Review, 2008
Global learning is a student-centered activity in which learners of different cultures use technology to improve their global perspectives while remaining in their home countries. This article examines the use of global learning with gifted students to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for world citizenship. We describe a…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Academically Gifted, Global Approach, Higher Education
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Sheard, Wenda – Roeper Review, 2008
This article describes characteristics shared by "third culture kids" (TCKs) and gifted children and summarizes lessons to be learned from the two communities. Some of the lessons are from TCKs themselves; the article includes quotes from students the author has taught in recent years. Pedagogical lessons for raising the global awareness…
Descriptors: Gifted, Research Methodology, Researchers, Study Abroad
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Zhang, Li-fang; Hui, Sammy King-fai – Roeper Review, 2002
This study examined use of Sternberg and Zhang's (1995) pentagonal implicit theory of giftedness by 189 preservice teachers in China. In making judgments about giftedness, study participants considered three of the models' five criteria: excellence, productivity, and value (but not rarity and demonstrability). Results are compared to similar…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Sisk, Dorothy A. – Roeper Review, 1992
This article reports on visits by a group of educators of the gifted to Beijing and Nanking (China) and notes the importance of education in Chinese culture, the importance of protocol and ritual and the importance of achievement and perfection. Also noted are visits to special programs for children with exceptional abilities. (DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture
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Yewchuk, Carolyn R. – Roeper Review, 1992
A U.S. educator recounts a visit to an elementary school in China specializing in fine arts education and a secondary school specializing in foreign languages. Also discussed are the Chinese gifted education system including student selection, curriculum, teaching methods, and educational philosophy. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Eligibility, Fine Arts, Foreign Countries
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Robinson, Nancy M. – Roeper Review, 1992
A U.S. educator of the gifted compares early college admission programs in the United States and China. Noted are the importance of examinations, an emphasis on athletics, science and technology, and the specific programs at the University of Science and Technology of China (Beijing) and Southeast University (Nanjing). (DB)
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), College Admission, Comparative Education, Gifted