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Mammadov, Sakhavat; Ward, Thomas J.; Cross, Jennifer Riedl; Cross, Tracy L. – Roeper Review, 2016
To date, in gifted education and related fields various conventional factor analytic and clustering techniques have been used extensively for investigation of the underlying structure of data. Latent profile analysis is a relatively new method in the field. In this article, we provide an introduction to latent profile analysis for gifted education…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Academically Gifted, Factor Analysis, Multivariate Analysis
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Kohan-Mass, Judy – Roeper Review, 2016
The main purpose of the study was to characterize gender patterns regarding ways of thinking and learning among 242 fifth- and sixth-grade young gifted students in Israel. A written questionnaire was developed to assess ways of thinking as either connected (empathic) or separate (critical, detached). Findings showed that boys consistently rated…
Descriptors: Gifted, Gender Differences, Cognitive Style, Self Contained Classrooms
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Ambrose, Don – Roeper Review, 2016
Clair J. Sullivan is an assistant professor in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Her research interests include radiation detection and measurements; gamma-ray spectroscopy; automated isotope identification algorithms; nuclear forensics; nuclear security;…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Interviews, Engineering, Technical Occupations
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Beduna, Kerry; Perrone-McGovern, Kristin M. – Roeper Review, 2016
This study focuses on intellectual and emotional overexcitabilities and their relationship to emotional intelligence and subjective well-being. Dabrowski's (1964) theory of positive disintegration (TPD), which proposes that optimum personality development involves the breaking down of current psychological structures, in which individuals…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Cognitive Processes, Emotional Intelligence, Well Being
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Robertson, Stephanie; Pfeiffer, Steven – Roeper Review, 2016
In recent years, a focus on individual student needs has set the stage for tailoring educational interventions to address issues of students who are not working up to educational proficiency standards outlined in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation. This new pedagogical model may provide a unique opportunity to meet the needs of…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Guides, Program Implementation, Academically Gifted
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McGowan, Mark R.; Holtzman, Dean R.; Coyne, Thomas B.; Miles, Kristina L. – Roeper Review, 2016
This study examined the utility of the Gifted Composite (GC) formula derived from selected subtests on the "Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition" (SB5) for evaluating intellectual giftedness. A sample of 52 children were administered both the SB5 and "Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement, Third Edition" (WJ-III…
Descriptors: Talent Identification, Intelligence Tests, Cognitive Ability, Achievement Tests
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Thomson, Paula; Jaque, S. Victoria – Roeper Review, 2016
Overexcitability (OE) and optimal flow are variables shared by talented individuals. This study demonstrated that the dancer (n = 86) and opera singer (n = 61) groups shared higher OE profiles compared to the athlete group (n = 50). Two self-report instruments assessed flow (global and subscales) and the five OE dimensions. All groups endorsed…
Descriptors: Talent, Individual Characteristics, Artists, Theater Arts
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McGowan, Mark R.; Runge, Timothy J.; Pedersen, Jason A. – Roeper Review, 2016
This study examined the utility of curriculum-based measures of oral reading fluency (ORF) to distinguish between gifted and general education students. Differences in reading proficiency and growth rate were assessed using cross-sectional data from more than 900 students in second through fifth grade who regularly participated in their district's…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Talent Identification, Academically Gifted, Oral Reading
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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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Hu, Weiping; Jia, Xiaojuan; Plucker, Jonathan A.; Shan, Xinxin – Roeper Review, 2016
Learning motivation has a significant effect on student learning, which is a key determinant of academic performance and creativity. It is increasingly popular and important to cultivate learning motivation in schools. To consider this trend, a long-term intervention program named "Learn to Think" (LTT) was designed not only to improve…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learning Motivation, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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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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Price, Eunice; Wardman, Janna; Bruce, Toni; Millward, Pam – Roeper Review, 2016
Facebook is a frequently accessed social networking site with more than one billion active users worldwide. Although there are numerous studies on its impact on teenagers, none have investigated its impact on gifted and talented girls. This study's aim was to understand the social media experiences of talented female student leaders. A qualitative…
Descriptors: Gifted, Phenomenology, Social Networks, Qualitative Research
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Lutz, Lori A.; Nichols, Susannah – Roeper Review, 2016
This article traces the evolution of a moral philosophy curriculum originally taught by George A. Roeper in the earliest years of The Roeper School. The first author, a student at The Roeper School in the 1960s and 1970s, describes the impact of the class George Roeper called "Human Relations" on her life. Returning to the School as a…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Ethical Instruction, Educational Philosophy, Educational History
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Mullet, Dianna R.; Rinn, Anne N. – Roeper Review, 2015
Many gifted characteristics overlap the symptoms of attention deficity-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The potential for the misdiagnosis of giftedness as ADHD exists, but so does the potential for a dual diagnosis of giftedness and ADHD. A decade after the misdiagnosis of giftedness as ADHD was first investigated we examine lessons learned…
Descriptors: Gifted, Ability Identification, Disability Identification, Educational Diagnosis
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Mendaglio, Sal; Tillier, William – Roeper Review, 2015
Disagreements between theorists and their collaborators are as old as the field of psychology itself. The most well-known example of a professional relationship marked by diverging viewpoints in psychology is that of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Theoretical disagreements between them were resolved by Jung's creation of a new theory. In this…
Descriptors: Psychology, Psychologists, Theories, Academically Gifted
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