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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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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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Vidergor, Hava E.; Eilam, Billie – Roeper Review, 2012
The aim of this study was to assess Israeli Jewish and Arab teachers' perceptions of the desired characteristics of teachers of the gifted. The research sample comprised 217 teachers (134 Jews and 83 Arabs) representing three groups: (a) teachers entering a professional development program for teachers of gifted students; (b) teachers of gifted…
Descriptors: Jews, Academically Gifted, Teacher Certification, Cultural Background
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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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Eilam, Billie; Vidergor, Hava E. – Roeper Review, 2011
Gifted students' perceptions of the desired characteristics of teachers of the gifted were assessed from a sample comprised of 404 elementary- and junior high-school Israeli Jewish and Arab students studying in pullout centers. Perceptions were measured using a questionnaire comprising teachers' cognitive, personal, and pedagogical dimensions.…
Descriptors: Jews, Student Attitudes, Academically Gifted, Arabs
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Clark, Gilbert; Zimmerman, Enid – Roeper Review, 2002
This reprint of an article on Israel's proposed residential high school for students gifted in the arts and sciences is preceded by a commentary that highlights the use of alternative methods of assessment for identifying talented students in the arts and the development of a coherent sequence of art skills. (Contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Art Education, Curriculum Enrichment, Enrichment Activities
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Milgram, Roberta M. – Roeper Review, 2000
This article discusses gifted education and research in Israel and its belief that the intellectual ability of its people is Israel's most precious natural resource. The Talpiot program is highlighted as a unique program that is designed to identify and develop abilities of gifted and talented young people. (Contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Early Identification, Educational History, Educational Philosophy
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Livne, Nava L.; Milgram, Roberta M. – Roeper Review, 2000
A questionnaire of out-of-school activities was developed to assess mathematical creative ability at four levels using a three-stage circular technique. Israeli high school students (n=139) reported whether they had performed the activities. Resulting data provided evidence of the construct validity of a 12-item scale for assessing creative…
Descriptors: Ability, Creativity, Evaluation Methods, Extracurricular Activities
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Burg, Blanka – Roeper Review, 1992
Gifted education in Israel was established 18 years ago and now serves 20,000 pupils. Services include special classes in regular schools, pull-out programs, afternoon enrichment courses and special science courses offered by colleges, universities, and municipalities for Jewish, Arab, and Druze students. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Delivery Systems, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Zorman, Rachel – Roeper Review, 1997
Describes the Eureka cross-cultural model that is designed to assist in identification of hidden potential in the visual arts and sciences through the process of enrichment among elementary children from different socioeconomic or cultural backgrounds in Israel. Positive findings from a longitudinal study of the program are discussed. (CR)
Descriptors: Cultural Interrelationships, Elementary Education, Enrichment Activities, Foreign Countries
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Milgram, Roberta M.; Hong, Eunsook – Roeper Review, 1993
Results of an 18-year longitudinal study of 48 Israeli high school students who were seniors at the study's start suggest that measures of creative thinking and creative leisure activities were more important than school-oriented predictors of intelligence and school grades in predicting creative attainments in adults. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adults, Creative Development, Creative Thinking
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Cahan, Sorel; Gejman, Alicia – Roeper Review, 1993
The constancy of intelligence quotients (IQs) of 161 gifted Israeli children, obtained initially in grades K-4 and retested 1-4 years later, was examined. Results indicated that 86% still qualified as gifted on the retest, with mean differences of five to eight IQ points. Performance scores tended to remain constant, whereas verbal scores tended…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Gifted
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Amram, Raphi – Roeper Review, 1991
A "Discovery Program" implemented in 1989 to help underprivileged gifted and talented students in Israel advance in their chosen fields is described. The importance of local administration and participation is stressed, as are optimal ratios of underprivileged to privileged youth for maximum benefit to all. (PB)
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Gifted
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Rishpon, Moshe – Roeper Review, 1991
Special science and mathematics programs available to students at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel are described. The Summer Science Institute, mentor programs, screening procedures, science clubs, an outdoor interactive science museum, science fairs, mathematics olympia, a "mathematics by mail" program, and the International…
Descriptors: Admission (School), Competition, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities
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Marantz, Kenneth A. – Roeper Review, 1991
This paper advises Israel in its efforts to establish a single national high school for highly talented art students. The school's role should be to strengthen the nation's social fabric and political agenda, foster a questioning attitude about the roles of all art forms, and develop a new breed of leaders. (JDD)
Descriptors: Art Education, Democracy, Educational Philosophy, Ethics
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