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Urben, Sébastien; Camos, Valérie; Habersaat, Stéphanie; Constanty, Lauriane; Stéphan, Philippe – Roeper Review, 2018
This case study analyzed the cognitive strategies of Ethan, a gifted youth, when performing a Stop Signal Task assessing cognitive control processes including response inhibition as well as proactive and reactive adjustments of response. In the case of Ethan, the response inhibition score was biased, revealing that Ethan did not follow the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Gifted, Case Studies, Inhibition
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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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Allen, William T., Jr. – Roeper Review, 2017
Much is written at the elementary school level concerning bullying and the socioemotional needs of gifted and talented (GT) students; however, in the last 10 years, little qualitative research exists concerning the early adolescent GT age group. In the social environment of classroom life, early and current research indicates that many of these…
Descriptors: Bullying, Academically Gifted, Early Adolescents, Teacher Attitudes
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Beneventi, Anne – Roeper Review, 2016
The Annemarie Roeper Method of Qualitative Assessment (QA) establishes an extremely rich set of procedures for revealing students' strengths as well as opportunities for the development of bright young people. This article explores the ways in which the QA process serves as a sterling example of a holistic, authentic system for recognizing…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Holistic Approach, Performance Based Assessment, Research Methodology
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Dimitriadis, Christos – Roeper Review, 2016
This article presents findings from a case study of an in-classroom program based on ability grouping for Year 2 (ages 6-7) primary (elementary) children identified as high ability in mathematics. The study examined the role of classroom setting, classroom environment, and teacher's approach in realizing and developing mathematical promise. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Classroom Environment, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics
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Thomson, Paula; Jaque, S. Victoria – Roeper Review, 2016
Overexcitability is a component in Dabrowski's theory of positive disintegration. This cross-sectional study investigated the psychological profile, including the five overexcitability dimensions (psychomotor, sensual, imaginational, intellectual, emotional), of three talented groups of dancers (n = 84), opera singers (n = 62), and athletes…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Psychopathology, Imagination, Dance
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Hertzog, Nancy B.; Chung, Rachel U. – Roeper Review, 2015
Radical acceleration from middle school to university is an unusual option in the United States. The Early Entrance Program and the University of Washington (UW) Academy for Young Scholars housed in the Halbert and Nancy Robinson Center for Young Scholars are two of only 21 early university entrance programs offered in the United States. Due to…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Transitional Programs, Advanced Placement Programs, Middle School Students
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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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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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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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Dittrich, Ellen – Roeper Review, 2014
This article investigates downgrading from the highest level of secondary education in The Netherlands. "Downgrading" is defined as continuation of secondary education at a lower level. We conduct a longitudinal case study of downgrading in the first 3 years of a secondary school. Univariate and multivariate statistical analyses are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Underachievement, Gifted, Secondary School Students
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Mann, Rebecca L. – Roeper Review, 2014
Gifted students with spatial strengths have areas of remarkable talent but are often overlooked, underidentified, and underserved in American schools. Their preference for learning through imagistic reasoning conflicts with traditional verbal instructional techniques typically used in schools. To better serve these students who have the potential…
Descriptors: Gifted, Spatial Ability, Problem Solving, Learning Processes
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Fraleigh-Lohrfink, Kimberly J.; Schneider, M. Victoria; Whittington, Dawayne; Feinberg, Andrew P. – Roeper Review, 2013
Underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields has been a growing concern. Efforts to ameliorate this have often been directed at college-level enrichment. However, mentoring in the sciences at a high-school age level may have a greater impact on career choices. The Center Scholars…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Minority Group Students, Academically Gifted, High School Students
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Peterson, Jean Sunde – Roeper Review, 2012
A 15-year phenomenological case study of an exceptional female from age 15 through 30 was focused on exploring the subjective experience of development during adolescence and young adulthood, with attention to how giftedness and context interacted. The main focus became her response to trauma, which was revealed early in the study. Data, including…
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Phenomenology, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies
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Bramwell, Gillian; Reilly, Rosemary C.; Lilly, Frank R.; Kronish, Neomi; Chennabathni, Revathi – Roeper Review, 2011
Good teaching is creative teaching, yet there is little research focusing on creative teachers themselves. In this article we report a synthesis of 13 qualitative case studies and 2 quantitative studies of teachers who demonstrated everyday or local creativity in their work. Themes and categories were identified through constant comparison and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Teaching, Case Studies, Synthesis
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