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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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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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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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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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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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Hay, Peta – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2017
Karen B. Rogers has dedicated her career to serving gifted students. In this interview she outlines her major research studies, and explores some of her experiences in the field, with special emphasis on her time in Australia. She discusses her use of the meta-synthesis and meta-analysis methodologies, and outlines key areas of gifted education…
Descriptors: Gifted, Educational Research, Change Agents, Meta Analysis
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Bannister-Tyrrell, Michelle – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2017
Gagne's (1985, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2013) Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT) has evolved in response to findings from the research in cognitive and developmental psychology and neuroscience. As the DMGT is commonly used in Australia, it is important that the model reflects our understanding of intelligence, what high potential is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Academically Gifted, Talent
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Merrotsy, Peter – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2017
It is commonly stated that in Australia Gagne's Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent is generally referred to, applied, used, or adopted in most contexts related to the education and support of gifted and talented children and youth. To examine the extent to which this claim is true, an analysis was conducted of policy and related…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Student Needs, Educational Policy
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Wellisch, Mimi – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2017
This article argues for the reintroduction of cognitive assessment for all New South Wales (NSW) school children to ensure the early identification of those who are intellectually gifted. The article is based on a review of the literature, and includes discussion on the development of cognitive assessments, and historical and current practices in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Tests, Screening Tests, Talent Identification
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Smith, Susen; Arthur-Kelly, Michael – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2016
Multi-grade primary classroom contexts provide opportunities to address the different needs of diverse learners through differentiating instruction. This mixed-methods study is a smaller component of a larger study undertaken in Australia, with other elements reported elsewhere. The study used ecobehavioural assessment to examine the relationships…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Gifted, Reading Difficulties, Multigraded Classes
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Dare, Lynn; Smith, Susen; Nowicki, Elizabeth – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2016
Grade-based acceleration is when high-ability children progress through school at a rate faster than typical by being placed with older classmates. This educational practice can help meet the learning needs of high-ability children. In this study, 56 parents of high-ability children who underwent grade-based acceleration in Australian schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Experience, Acceleration (Education)
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Wellisch, Mimi – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2016
Most Australian education departments' gifted policies are guided by Gagne's Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT; Gagne, 2003, 2004; 2008). In this examination and critique of the DMGT, an argument is made that the DMGT is based predominantly on behavioural/biological research, leaving out genuine environmental factors, and that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Student Needs, Models
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