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Miller, Erin Morris; Cohen, LeoNora M. – Roeper Review, 2012
Although the support by others of gifted and/or creative individuals has been well documented, what has been overlooked are supportive persons as creative forces in their own right, with the "object" of creation being the development of others for the greater good: engendering. No literature on engendering as a form of giftedness and creativity…
Descriptors: Creativity, Gifted, Talent, Achievement
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Gibbons, Melinda M.; Pelchar, Taylor K.; Cochran, Jeff L. – Roeper Review, 2012
Gifted children from low-education backgrounds often experience barriers to educational and career success. This article reviews the growing body of literature regarding gifted students from low-education backgrounds and the related literature on the challenges and characteristics of first-generation college students. A mother and daughter…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Academically Gifted, Barriers, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Ziegler, Albert; Ziegler, Albert; Stoeger, Heidrun – Roeper Review, 2012
Despite being plagued by serious conceptual problems, underachievement ranks among the most popular constructs in research on the gifted. Many of its problems have their roots in the use of the IQ as the supposedly best method of measuring ability levels. Only a few decades ago the opinion was still widespread that the IQ-based construct of…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Intelligence Quotient, Gifted, Cognitive Ability
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Henshon, Suzanna E. – Roeper Review, 2012
This article presents an interview with Jean Sunde Peterson, professor and director of school-counselor preparation in the Department of Educational Studies at Purdue University. She is a licensed mental health counselor and a national certified counselor, planning to return to clinical work with gifted children and adolescents and their families…
Descriptors: Expertise, Academically Gifted, Mental Health Workers, Counselor Training
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Walker, Susan A.; Pearsall, Laura D. – Roeper Review, 2012
In order to gain a better understanding about Latino student underrepresentation in advanced placement (AP) coursework, this investigation explored the factors that inhibit and/or encourage Latino student enrollment in AP coursework at one suburban public high school in the Western United States. Latino high-school students and their parents…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Disproportionate Representation, Hispanic American Students, Enrollment
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Kaufmann, Felice A.; Matthews, Dona J. – Roeper Review, 2012
Every year since 1964, approximately 120 high-school seniors have been selected for presidential recognition, from across the United States. As the first cohort of Presidential Scholars enters their 60s, we wanted to hear what they think about the roles that academic, professional, and personal achievement have played in their lives and to…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Scholarship, Recognition (Achievement), Academic Achievement
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Wood, Sarah C. – Roeper Review, 2012
This exploratory study considered the perceptions of parents and teachers regarding behaviors exhibited by gifted students who may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by examining their responses to the Conners 3 behavior rating scale. Statistical analysis revealed average scores in the ratings of parents and teachers in the areas…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Problems, Academically Gifted, Identification
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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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Hausamann, Dieter – Roeper Review, 2012
In the past decade, a growing lack of engineers, natural scientists, information technology experts, and mathematicians has been noted, especially in Europe. Corresponding to the need to attract young people to science and technology, numerous extracurricular science labs ("out-of-school labs") have been established, especially in…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Science Laboratories
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Peterson, Jean Sunde; Lorimer, Michelle R. – Roeper Review, 2012
A longitudinal study of the implementation of a small-group affective curriculum involved Grades 5-8 in a school for gifted children. Teacher-facilitators' perceptions were of interest. Over time, significant positive change occurred for items related to the perceived need for an affective curriculum, impact on the school, and teachers' confidence…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Emotional Development, Small Group Instruction, Longitudinal Studies
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Warne, Russell T. – Roeper Review, 2012
Above-level testing (also called "out-of-level testing," "off-grade testing," and "off-level testing") is the practice of administering a test level that was designed for and normed on an older population to a gifted child. This comprehensive literature review traces the practice of above-level testing from the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Gifted, Testing, Psychometrics
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Kurup, Anitha; Maithreyi, R. – Roeper Review, 2012
Large-scale sequential research developments for identification and measurement of giftedness have received ample attention in the West, whereas India's response to this has largely been lukewarm. The wide variation in parents' abilities to provide enriched environments to nurture their children's potential makes it imperative for India to develop…
Descriptors: Talent, Gifted, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries
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Chan, David W. – Roeper Review, 2012
This study used clustering to classify Chinese gifted students based on their scores on the High Standards and Discrepancy subscales of the Almost Perfect Scale--Revised (APS-R). The interpretation of the three clusters as nonperfectionists, unhealthy perfectionists, and healthy perfectionists was supported by results comparing these groups on…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Intervention, Foreign Countries, Life Satisfaction
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Kao, Chen-yao – Roeper Review, 2012
This study examines the current problems affecting Taiwan's gifted education through a large-scale gifted program evaluation. Fifty-one gifted classes at 15 elementary schools and 62 gifted classes at 18 junior high schools were evaluated. The primary activities included in this biennial evaluation were document review, observation of…
Descriptors: Gifted, Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Junior High Schools
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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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