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ERIC Number: EJ1069475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1359-8139
What Characterizes Children Nominated as Gifted by Teachers? A Closer Consideration of Working Memory and Intelligence
Kornmann, Jessica; Zettler, Ingo; Kammerer, Yvonne; Gerjets, Peter; Trautwein, Ulrich
High Ability Studies, v26 n1 p75-92 2015
Teacher nominations are often used in school settings to identify gifted children. However, although high intelligence is part of almost all definitions of giftedness, prior research has consistently shown that not all children nominated as gifted by teachers have high intelligence. In order to further understand the characteristics of these students, we herein explore the role of another cognitive construct, namely working memory (WM). In a sample comprising N = 81 fourth graders, both WM and intelligence showed the same predictive value for characterizing teacher-nominated gifted children, pointing to the importance of the thus-far-unattended WM for characterizing these students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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