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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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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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Kronborg, Leonie; Plunkett, Margaret – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
Developing the talents of academically able students in government secondary schools in Victoria, Australia, has recently gained support through the expansion of Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) Programs. In the private sector, a similar expansion of interest in talent development has occurred through the development and implementation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Secondary School Students
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Vialle, Wilma; Heaven, Patrick C. L.; Ciarrochi, Joseph – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
The relationship between self-esteem and academic achievement is one that is regarded by many educators as a well-established fact. This belief has been often invoked in order to argue against the provision of ability grouping for gifted students. Refuting that commonly-held belief, this research examined the relationship between self-esteem and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Self Esteem, Academic Achievement