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Sewell, Christopher J.P.; Goings, Ramon B. – Roeper Review, 2019
Through the reflections of 17 Black adults who attended gifted schools in New York City, this qualitative study investigated how they transitioned into and through gifted programs as students. Findings suggest four themes: (a) Many students were referred to gifted programs during their elementary school experience either by their teachers or by…
Descriptors: African Americans, Adults, Gifted, Talent
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Godor, Brian P. – Roeper Review, 2019
Metaphors are devices that people employ for both poetic purposes and rhetorical elaboration and belong to the realm of extraordinary language. Metaphors are used to connect abstract ideas and information to more concrete experiences, thus making these experiences more familiar and easier to understand. Moreover, metaphors are more than symbolic…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers
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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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Kim, Kyung Hee – Roeper Review, 2019
To understand creativity is to recognize and develop the creative potential within oneself and others. This article examines what creativity is "not" and then what creativity "is". First, the six leading misconceptions about creativity are discussed: Creativity belongs solely to the arts; creativity is quickly recognizable;…
Descriptors: Creativity, Misconceptions, Innovation, Mental Disorders
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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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Laine, Sonja; Hotulainen, Risto; Tirri, Kirsi – Roeper Review, 2019
This study examined Finnish elementary school teachers' (N = 212) attitudes toward the gifted and their education. On a general level, teachers' attitudes toward gifted education were slightly positive. Teachers saw that gifted students have social value and that they need special services. The results of teachers' attitudes toward specific gifted…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Individualized Instruction
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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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Cera Guy, Jade N. M. T.; Williams, Jessica M.; Shore, Bruce M. – Roeper Review, 2019
A convenience sample of 13 students aged 9-16 years participated in this exploratory phenomenological study of what high- and otherwise-achieving students' expected they would experience when engaging in classroom group work. From questionnaire and interview data, students generally expected small group sizes, were divided about who forms groups,…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Academically Gifted, Expectation, Student Attitudes
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Williams, Jessica M.; Cera Guy, Jade N. M. T.; Shore, Bruce M. – Roeper Review, 2019
High-achieving students' work-alone preference has been shown to be largely false and to depend on the learning context. However, the literature has not distinguished preferences from expectations, nor directly examined what students expect will occur in classroom group work. An attempt to systematically review group-work expectations yielded just…
Descriptors: Expectation, High Achievement, Teamwork, Independent Study
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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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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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Cross, Jennifer Riedl; Vaughn, Colin T.; Mammadov, Sakhavat; Cross, Tracy L.; Kim, Mihyeon; O'Reilly, Colm; Spielhagen, Frances R.; Pereira Da Costa, Maria; Hymer, Barry – Roeper Review, 2019
The phenomenon of social coping among students with gifts and talents (SWGT) is not well understood. In interviews with elementary-, middle-, and high-school aged SWGT (N = 90; 50% female) from the United States, United Kingdom, South Korea, Ireland, and France, the universality of awareness of visibility of their exceptional abilities, high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Social Experience
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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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Szymanski, Antonia; Wrenn, Melissa – Roeper Review, 2019
The cognitive perceptions that enable gifted children to process academic information in superior ways also qualitatively impact the psychosocial dimensions of their lives. Overexcitabilities represent common super-sensitive areas in gifted children. However, giftedness does not end with adulthood and neither do the complex processes of…
Descriptors: Adults, Gifted, Social Isolation, Peer Relationship
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Corson, Ansley T.; Loveless, James P.; Mochrie, Kirk D.; Whited, Matthew C. – Roeper Review, 2018
Maladaptive perfectionism has the potential to put gifted individuals at an increased risk for cardiac events via the reduced heart rate variability that results from chronic negative affect and physiological stress reactions. As a result, implementing affective interventions into gifted programs may play a critical role in teaching gifted…
Descriptors: Gifted, Affective Objectives, Stress Variables, Human Body
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