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Wang, Clare Wen; Neihart, Maureen – Roeper Review, 2015
Many studies have reported that twice-exceptional (2e) students were vulnerable in psychological traits and exhibited low-academic self-concept and academic self-efficacy. Such vulnerability may cause their academic failures. This study applied interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA), a qualitative approach to investigate the perceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Chua, Joey – Roeper Review, 2014
Though anchored in cross-cultural comparisons, this study aims to identify the key factors that impacted the talent development of successful dancers from childhood through adulthood. Case studies of eight Finnish and Singaporean ballet and contemporary dancers exemplify the qualities of successful dancers in terms of their career achievements and…
Descriptors: Dance, Talent Development, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis
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Yeo, Melissa Mui Mei; Garces-Bacsal, Rhoda Myra – Roeper Review, 2014
This study aimed at investigating the impact of entering high-ability classes on the academic self-concept of high-ability primary girls in Singapore. Participants in this study are 91 Primary 4 girls, 30 high-ability pupils, and 61 pupils from classes that include high-, middle-, and low-ability pupils. This study utilized a mixed-method…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Elementary School Students, Females, Self Concept
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Garces-Bacsal, Rhoda Myra – Roeper Review, 2013
Though there have been quite a number of research studies focusing on how Singaporean families promote literacy and instill values of academic excellence inside the home, little has been written about how families nurture the gifts of teenagers talented in the arts in the Singaporean context. This article highlights how the family influences the…
Descriptors: Family Influence, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Reading Skills
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Pramathevan, G. Sundari; Garces-Bacsal, Rhoda Myra – Roeper Review, 2012
This study aimed to identify factors that influence acts of altruism among gifted female adolescents in Singapore within the context of their overseas learning experiences. Ten teacher-nominated gifted adolescents from ages 15 to 17 who had exceeded the mandated hours (12 hours per year) of voluntary community service in their school were the…
Descriptors: Caring, Grounded Theory, Altruism, School Culture
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Lim, Tock Keng – Roeper Review, 1996
This article reports the results of a formative evaluation of an all boys pull-out gifted program in China. Twenty-six seventh-grade gifted students were placed in regular classes but were successfully taught a differentiated curriculum in science, mathematics, and computer science in special pull-out classes. (CR)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Gifted
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Lim, Tock Keng – Roeper Review, 1994
This article investigates journal writings of 26 gifted male adolescents in Singapore, focusing on letters to themselves about plans for positive lifestyles. Students' writings dealt with such issues as appearance, personality, organizational skills, interests, fulfillment of talent, family, and contribution to society. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Journal Writing