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Andersen, Lori – Roeper Review, 2014
Visual-spatial ability is a multifaceted component of intelligence that has predictive validity for future achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations. Although identification and development of STEM talent is a national priority, visual-spatial ability is rarely measured and relatively neglected in gifted…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Spatial Ability, Intelligence, STEM Education
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Olthouse, Jill – Roeper Review, 2014
One hundred twenty-four undergraduate education majors completed the phrase "a gifted student is ______ " using a metaphor and then explained their choice of metaphor. Qualitative metaphor analysis influenced by Dai's (2009) essential tensions determined that preservice teachers conceive of giftedness as rapid memorization of content…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Academically Gifted, Student Teacher Attitudes
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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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Villatte, Aude; Courtinat-Camps, Amélie; de Léonardis, Myriam – Roeper Review, 2014
This study sought comprehension of several specifics concerning the self-concept of gifted high school students in France. Eighty-four gifted high school students (IQ = 130) between the ages of 13 and 18 were matched with 84 nongifted high school students possessing the same gender, family background, and academic characteristics. Each of these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classification, Self Concept, Adolescents
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Rollins, Marlon R.; Cross, Tracy L. – Roeper Review, 2014
This discourse is the qualitative component of a mixed-methods study that examined how students were psychologically affected while attending a 2-year residential high school (Academy) in the Midwest. This aspect of the study focused on the emic perspective of nine students using a phenomenological-type approach. To that end, interviews were…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Residential Schools, Phenomenology, Interviews
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Pagnani, Alexander R. – Roeper Review, 2013
Research literature concerning gifted male readers relies primarily on more extensive bodies of work regarding gifted males and male readers. Studied as a whole, the two halves portray a worrisome state of affairs for gifted male readers, who lag behind their female counterparts in the same patterns found across the ability spectrum. This literacy…
Descriptors: Males, Gender Differences, Reading Skills, Reading Research
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Culross, Rita R.; Jolly, Jennifer L.; Winkler, Daniel – Roeper Review, 2013
This article revisits the 1986 Feldhusen, Proctor, and Black recommendations on grade skipping. These recommendations originally appeared as 12 guidelines. In this article, the guidelines are grouped into three general categories: how to screen accelerant candidates, how to engage with the adults in the acceleration process (e.g., teachers,…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Acceleration (Education), School Entrance Age, College Attendance
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Howley, Craig B.; Showalter, Daniel; Klein, Robert; Sturgill, Derek J.; Smith, Michael A. – Roeper Review, 2013
This article interprets inequality evident at the intersection of three realms: (a) mathematical talent (as a cultural phenomenon); (b) rural place and rural life; and (c) future economic, political, and ecological developments. The discussion explains this outlook on inequality, contextualizes interest in rural mathematics education, presents the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Rural Environment, Rural Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Cross, Jennifer Riedl – Roeper Review, 2013
Considering the benefits that accrue in countries having low levels of social inequality and the harm that accompanies wide disparities in income, it is important to examine any practices or traditions that contribute to inequality. Under some circumstances, gifted education does confer advantages that are not available to all students,…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Equal Education, Social Justice, Social Class
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Lovett, Benjamin J. – Roeper Review, 2013
Researchers and advocates who argue for increased recognition of gifted students with learning disabilities (G/LD students) often frame their arguments in terms of the need to increase the diversity and inclusiveness of gifted education. However, the criteria used to identify G/LD students are sufficiently vague and fluid that the G/LD category…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Gifted Disabled, Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification
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Kalbfleisch, M. Layne – Roeper Review, 2013
Dr. Temple Grandin is a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University where she conducts research and teaches courses on livestock handling and facility design. She is also a past member of the board of directors of the Autism Society of America. She lectures to parents and teachers throughout the United States on her experiences with…
Descriptors: Autism, Visual Perception, Visual Stimuli, Spatial Ability
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Kalbfleisch, M. Layne; Gillmarten, Charles – Roeper Review, 2013
As neuroimaging technologies increase their sensitivity to assess the function of the human brain and results from these studies draw the attention of educators, it becomes paramount to identify misconceptions about what these data illustrate and how these findings might be applied to educational contexts. Some of these "neuromyths" have…
Descriptors: Neurology, Visual Acuity, Spatial Ability, Brain Hemisphere Functions
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von Károlyi, Catya – Roeper Review, 2013
Mental rotation ability is important for success in a number of academic and career fields, especially the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) domains. Individual differences in intelligence, spatial ability, strategy selection biases, and gender are all associated with proficiency in mental rotation. Interventions and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cognitive Ability, STEM Education, Gender Differences
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Stumpf, Heinrich; Mills, Carol J.; Brody, Linda E.; Baxley, Philip G. – Roeper Review, 2013
The importance of spatial ability for success in a variety of domains, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), is widely acknowledged. Yet, students with high spatial ability are rarely identified, as Talent Searches for academically talented students focus on identifying high mathematical and verbal abilities.…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Talent Identification, Academically Gifted, Screening Tests
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Kell, Harrison J.; Lubinski, David – Roeper Review, 2013
For over 60 years, longitudinal research on tens of thousands of high ability and intellectually precocious youth has consistently revealed the importance of spatial ability for hands-on creative accomplishments and the development of expertise in science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. Yet, individual differences in…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Individual Differences, Ability Identification, Talent Identification
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