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Persson, Roland S. – Roeper Review, 2014
Does gifted education affect societal inequality, and does societal inequality suppress and/or distort the development of high ability? Drawing from several academic disciplines and current political discourse, a differentiated use of terms used to describe the highly able is explored in this article. A social evolutionary framework is proposed as…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Social Bias, Talent Development, Social Influences
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Piechowski, Michael M. – Roeper Review, 2014
Some terms of Dabrowski's theory are misleading. The construct of level and the concepts of integration and disintegration mean different things. The concept of primary integration as a starting point for personality development is untenable in light of research on child development. In its place, Level I as a type of development that is…
Descriptors: Gifted, Individual Development, Personality Development, Emotional Development
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Tebbs, Trevor J. – Roeper Review, 2014
The author--artist, scientist, educator, and visual-spatial thinker--describes the genesis of, and provides insight into, an innovative, strength-based, visually dynamic computer-aided communication system called Chandelier©. This system is the powerful combination of a sophisticated, user-friendly software program and an organizational…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software, Profiles, Holistic Approach
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Olthouse, Jill M.; Edmunds, Alan L.; Sauder, Adrienne E. – Roeper Review, 2014
Researchers have largely ignored students' creative works as a source of insight into their everyday experiences. This study is a hermeneutic analysis of 23 works written by talented writers on the topic of academics. The findings include depictions of students as detached from their teachers and their curriculum. In these stories and poems,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Creativity, Creative Writing, Writing (Composition)
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Edmunds, Alan L.; Edmunds, Gail – Roeper Review, 2014
This article provides further evidence of the often observed sensitive nature displayed by children who are gifted. It also addresses the positive and negative effects that this sensitivity can have on these individuals. Earlier, the authors explored this concept through an analysis of the works and life experiences of Geoffrey, aged 9, a prolific…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Student Needs, Gifted, Individual Characteristics
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Rauh, John – Roeper Review, 2014
Advanced Placement (AP) courses within secondary English education can fail to meet the needs of gifted students in the postmodern era. Because AP courses often are standardized, despite the College Board's efforts to allow freedom in course design, gifted students, as especially attuned to discrepancies between practice and theory, are being…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Advanced Courses, Course Content, English Literature
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Andronaco, Julie A.; Shute, Rosalyn; McLachlan, Angus – Roeper Review, 2014
Asynchrony is a theoretical construct that views the intellectually gifted child as inherently vulnerable because of disparities arising from the mismatch between his or her chronological age and mental age. Such disparities, for example, between wanting to belong but being intellectually out of step with peers, are said to give rise to a…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Peer Relationship, Psychological Patterns, Self Concept
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Siegle, Del; McCoach, D. Betsy; Shea, Kelly – Roeper Review, 2014
Factors associated with motivation and satisfaction aid in understanding the processes that enhance achievement and productivity. Siegle and McCoach (2005) proposed a motivational model for understanding student achievement and underachievement that included self-perceptions in three areas (meaningfulness [goal valuation], self-efficacy, and…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Academically Gifted, Talent, Predictive Measurement
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Andersen, Lori; Cross, Tracy L. – Roeper Review, 2014
Expectancy-value motivation profiles were identified in a sample of US ninth-grade students in 2009 (n = 19,259) using latent profile analysis. Of four distinct profiles, two were high, one typical, and one low in math and in science. In each area, the two high profiles were distinguished by (1) high self-efficacy with lower utility value and (2)…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, High Achievement, Mathematical Aptitude, Motivation
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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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Yeo, Melissa Mui Mei; Garces-Bacsal, Rhoda Myra – Roeper Review, 2014
This study aimed at investigating the impact of entering high-ability classes on the academic self-concept of high-ability primary girls in Singapore. Participants in this study are 91 Primary 4 girls, 30 high-ability pupils, and 61 pupils from classes that include high-, middle-, and low-ability pupils. This study utilized a mixed-method…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Elementary School Students, Females, Self Concept
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Ford, Donna Y. – Roeper Review, 2014
This article examines the underrepresentation of African American and Hispanic students in gifted education, proposing that social inequality, deficit thinking, and microaggressions contribute to the inequitable segregated programs. Underrepresentation trends are presented, along with methods for calculating underrepresentation and inequity.…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Gifted Disadvantaged
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Hong, Eunsook; Peng, Yun; O'Neil, Harold F., Jr. – Roeper Review, 2014
This study examined relationships between five personal traits and adolescents' creative activities and accomplishments in five domains--music, visual arts, creative writing, science, and technology. Participants were 439 tenth graders (220 males and 219 females) in China. The relationships were examined using confirmatory factor analysis.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Personality Traits, Creative Activities
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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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