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Gallagher, James J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
In this article, James J. Gallagher explains, in the context of education, that "civil rights" means the guarantee of equal opportunity and justice for all and the actions taken against those barriers that stand in the way of such equality. How does the issue of civil rights bear on an area of special education such as the education of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Civil Rights, Educational Opportunities, Student Motivation
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Zhbanova, Ksenia S.; Rule, Audrey C.; Stichter, Mary K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Research into identification of gifted early childhood students of minority groups through classroom activities is lacking. A focus in the United States on students with learning challenges and a lack of awareness of educators concerning the needs of early childhood gifted students are important causes of this situation. The current case study…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Identification, African American Students, Elementary School Students
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Wexler, Jade; Reed, Deborah K.; Mitchell, Marisa; Doyle, Brie; Clancy, Erin – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2015
To graduate from high school and become competitive in the workplace and other postsecondary endeavors, adolescents are required to meet rigorous standards, such as the Common Core State Standards. To meet such standards, teachers must teach students to read and make sense of increasingly complex content-area expository text. Secondary teachers,…
Descriptors: Expository Writing, Enrichment Activities, Curriculum Implementation, Evidence
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Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie; Wolfe, Christopher B.; Spitler, Mary Elaine – Early Education and Development, 2015
Research Findings: We evaluated the fidelity of implementation and the sustainability of effects of a research-based model for scaling up educational interventions. The model was implemented by 64 teachers in 26 schools in 2 distal city districts serving low-resource communities, with schools randomly assigned to condition. Practice or Policy:…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Intervention, Longitudinal Studies, Fidelity
Lopez, Janet; Rivera, Peter – Voices in Urban Education, 2015
Foundations across the country engage in grantmaking to eliminate the opportunity and achievement gaps in K-12 public schools. Many of the strategies and investments that funders have supported in recent years focus not only on "more time" but also on "better use of time" in schools. This better use of time centers on outcomes…
Descriptors: Time Factors (Learning), Time Perspective, Enrichment Activities, Time Management
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Smiraglia, Christina – Educational Gerontology, 2015
Reminiscence programs that stimulate participants' memories through discussion are popular as both enrichment activity and clinical treatment for older adults. Museums in multiple countries are starting to offer reminiscence opportunities on-site and through outreach. This study is an investigation of the qualities of the participant…
Descriptors: Museums, Outreach Programs, Memory, Older Adults
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Johnsen, Susan K.; Parker, Sonia L.; Farah, Yara N. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2015
Response to intervention (RTI) was included in the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), specifically as part of an assessment process to determine if a child has a disability. Although IDEA's focus is on students with disabilities, 10 states have developed policies that attend to students with gifts and…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Academically Gifted, Student Needs, Federal Legislation
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Hatcher, Julie A.; Studer, Morgan L. – Theory Into Practice, 2015
Developing good citizens is an historic role for higher education (Sullivan & Rosin, 2008) and the emergence of service-learning as a pedagogical strategy has heightened attention to the intentional educational objectives to be addressed in higher education. This article examines the role of service-learning in developing philanthropic values…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, Values Education
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Hymer, Barry; Watkins, Chris; Dawson, Elizabeth; Buxton, Ruth – Gifted Education International, 2015
The researchers examined transcripts of comments made and dialogues engaged in by children, teachers and student teaching assistants during a 10-week enrichment programme for gifted and talented children aged 7-9 years. Attempts were made to match these utterances with the programme's aims and aspirations as expressed in a promotional…
Descriptors: Enrichment Activities, Gifted, Transcripts (Written Records), Discourse Analysis
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Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Ruf, Deborah – Gifted Education International, 2015
This article is an interview with award-winning author and gifted children consultant, Deborah Ruf, PhD. In the interview, Ruf emphasizes the importance of parental planning for gifted children's growth and development. She speaks to children's social, emotional, and cognitive abilities and needs as factors in developing a balanced plan.…
Descriptors: Gifted, Parenting Styles, Student Needs, Authors
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Kaul, Corina R.; Johnsen, Susan K.; Witte, Mary M.; Saxon, Terrill F. – Gifted Child Today, 2015
Effective program models are needed for low-income youth. This article describes one successful summer enrichment program, University for Young People's Project Promise, and outlines three key components of a Partnership for Promoting Potential in Low-Income Gifted Students (Partnership Model), which is based on Lee, Olszewski-Kubilius, and…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Summer Programs, Enrichment Activities, Urban Areas
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Morris, David S. – Youth & Society, 2015
Participation in Organized Activities (OA) is associated with positive behavioral and developmental outcomes in children. However, less is known about how particular aspects of participation affect the academic achievement of high school students from different social class positions. Using the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, this study…
Descriptors: Social Class, Activities, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies
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Huwe, Paul; Field, Scott – Physics Teacher, 2015
Recent and exciting discoveries in astronomy and cosmology have inspired many high school students to learn about these fields. A particularly fascinating consequence of general relativity at the forefront of modern cosmology research is gravitational lensing, the bending of light rays that pass near massive objects. Gravitational lensing enables…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Physics, Astronomy, High School Students
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Renzulli, Joe; Reis, Sally; Shaughnessy, Michael F – Gifted Education International, 2014
In this reflective conversation, Dr. Joe Renzulli and Dr. Sally Reis respond to questions about the newly developed Renzulli Learning System. They discuss the system in light of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) and provide information regarding its use with curriculum compacting and Renzulli's "Three Ring Conceptualization of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academically Gifted, Curriculum Development, Internet
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Houghton, Chris – Gifted Education International, 2014
The study was conducted during the Easter holidays of 2010 at Rawmarsh City Learning Centre with 16 students from school years 8 to 11 who had participated, during their infant years, in a gifted and talented Key Stage One Enrichment Cluster. The students represented a wide range of backgrounds, and five were identified as being on the autistic…
Descriptors: Gifted, Secondary School Students, Talent, Enrichment Activities
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