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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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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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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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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