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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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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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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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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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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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Easton, Vernitta; Gaffney, Janet S.; Wardman, Janna – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2016
The study investigated New Zealand primary school teachers' understandings and experiences of talented young writers. Data were gathered using semi-structured interviews in Auckland schools. The interview data were thematically analysed using an interpretivist framework. The focus of this report is on the teachers' selection and interpretation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Academically Gifted, Talent
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Chaffey, Graham W.; Bailey, Stan B.; Vine, Ken W. – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
The primary purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of dynamic testing as a method for identifying high academic potential in Australian Aboriginal children. The 79 participating Aboriginal children were drawn from Years 3-5 in rural schools in northern New South Wales. The dynamic testing method used in this study involved a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Talent Identification, Academically Gifted
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Lassig, Carly – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
Given that teachers have one of the most significant influences on the educational development of gifted students, reports of negative attitudes and beliefs in popular myths about giftedness are cause for concern. It is important to understand teachers' attitudes and beliefs to implement effective training and educational practices to improve…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Teachers
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Munro, John K. – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
Teachers continue to face the challenge of identifying efficaciously gifted students' learning capacity in its multiple forms. While most educators acknowledge its multidimensional characteristics, the protocols used to identify it are frequently evaluated as unnecessarily restrictive. This study investigates an assessment tool that could…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted, Academic Ability