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Mullen, Claire; Jung, Jae Yup – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2019
An exploration was made in this study of the factors that affect teachers' attitudes towards gifted programs and provisions. For this purpose, survey data obtained from 182 Australian primary and secondary school teachers on a modified version of the "Survey of Attitudes Towards Gifted Students and Gifted Education" (Jung, 2014) were…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Gifted Education, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers
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Fabio, Rosa Angela; Buzzai, Caterina – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2019
The purpose of this two-phase study was to validate the giftedness checklist of Sommer, Fink, and Neubauer (2008) in the Italian context, in both the version for teachers and for parents. The first phase was conducted with a sample of 570 children, 392 parents, and 136 teachers, with the aim of exploring the instrument factor structure, and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Check Lists, Foreign Countries
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Francis, Mariko A. – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2019
In this interview, Dr Munro discusses his research and provides insights into gifted learning and talent development in the classroom. He describes how teachers can develop productive classroom environments to thrive and use experiential memory to cultivate teaching expertise. According to Dr Munro, talented outcomes are more likely when teachers…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Teaching Methods, Classroom Environment, Student Needs
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Walsh, Rosalind; Kemp, Coral – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2019
A single-subject design was used to examine the effectiveness of a higher-order questioning stimulus. Five children aged 3 to 5 years, who were assessed as being potentially gifted, took part in story-reading sessions in which higher order questions were asked. A treatment effect was found for three of the five children, suggesting that the use of…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Academically Gifted, Preschool Children, Language Skills
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Ballam, Nadine; Sturgess, Anne – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2019
In February 2018, a full-time provider of gifted education opened in New Zealand with its initial cohort of children. This provider catered for learners from ages 1-15 years who did not 'fit' in mainstream education settings. This paper reports on a research project that focused on the effectiveness of the learning approach at this school in its…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent, Student Needs, Parent Attitudes
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Chalwell, Kaye; Cumming, Therese M. – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2019
Radical subject acceleration, or moving students through a subject area faster than is typical, including skipping grades, is a widely accepted approach to support students who are gifted and talented. This is done in order to match the student's cognitive level and learning needs. This case study explored radical subject acceleration for gifted…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education), Mathematics Achievement, Children
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Riley, Tracy – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2019
In 2019, New Zealand advocates for gifted education created a shared position statement on the roles of specialist teachers of the gifted. The statement acknowledges that all teachers are teachers of the gifted, and require formal and informal learning about giftedness; it also outlines teaching, coordination, advocacy, and leadership roles which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted Education, Specialists, Teacher Role
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Eddles-Hirsch, Katrina – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2019
This small-scale study addresses the limited research available on the lifeworld experiences of gifted tertiary level students. Whilst there is a wealth of research on the experiences of gifted students at the primary and secondary school level, not much is known about the learning experiences of gifted undergraduates. This study seeks to give a…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Talent Development, Academically Gifted, Undergraduate Students
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Ballam, Nadine; Cosgriff, Marg – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2018
Enabling ability and growing talent is central to our professional work with young people. This paper is a 'think piece' that draws on findings from two research projects from the Aotearoa New Zealand context to highlight elements that appear to be central to enabling ability and growing talent in young people. A dialogic process was used to…
Descriptors: Talent, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Talent Development
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Donnison, Sharn; Marshman, Margaret – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2018
This paper details the psychosocial changes in a group of gifted and talented middle-years students who engaged in solving a community-based problem--the lack of a teenage-safe space in their regional Queensland town ("N"). Supported by a Knowledge Producing Schools pedagogy, the young people worked with their local council, teachers, a…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent Development, Student Empowerment, Individual Development
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Henderson, Lesley C. – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2018
Gagné's (1985, 2003, 2008, 2015, 2018) Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT) is one of the most widely used conceptual models in the field (Robinson, 2017), and as Merrotsy pointed out (2017), is claimed to be the most commonly applied conceptualisation in Australia. Merrotsy's recent article, published in the December 2017 issue of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Talent Identification, Talent, Talent Development
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Bartley-Buntz, Julie; Kronborg, Leonie – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine mathematically able female adolescents' perceptions of their accelerated mathematics programs. To this end, eight female adolescents were asked to reflect retrospectively in response to a self-administered questionnaire on their perceptions and experiences of a secondary accelerated mathematics program and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Females, Acceleration (Education), Questionnaires
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Slater, Eileen; Howitt, Christine – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2018
There is a need to identify young gifted children so that their cognitive and socio-emotional needs may be better met by teachers and schools. This study reports on Australian teachers' perceptions of the benefits and limitations associated with the use of a multiple assessment instrument process for identifying intellectually gifted 6- and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Intelligence Tests, Pilot Projects, Foreign Countries
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Crawford, Margaret – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2018
Academic acceleration is used as an educational intervention within a majority of girls' schools in New Zealand that provide secondary education. This article reports on the findings of a national survey of single-sex girls' schools (N=40) that allows for a general overview of acceleration practices and provisions for this group. The findings of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Females, Academically Gifted
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Yeo, Lindsay; Riley, Tracy; Dharan, Vijaya – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2018
Despite significant evidence indicating its effectiveness in meeting the needs of academically gifted students, academic acceleration is not a popular provision in New Zealand schools. The literature suggests that parents and educators fear that removing students from their same-aged peers will damage their social-emotional development, although…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Student Experience, Secondary School Students
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