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Wu, Jiaxi; Jen, Enyi; Gentry, Marcia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
Summer enrichment and residential programs can provide gifted students with positive social interactions and challenging curricula. However, little research has focused on gifted students' perceptions of the learning environment in such programs. This research project evaluated the psychometric properties and practical applications of the…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, College Programs, Enrichment Activities, Summer Programs
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Pereira, Nielsen; Bakhiet, Salaheldin Farah; Gentry, Marcia; Balhmar, Tahani Abdulrahman; Hakami, Sultan Mohammed – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
This study examined the psychometric properties and measurement invariance of the Arabic version of "My Class Activities" (MCA), an instrument designed to measure students' perceptions of interest, challenge, choice, and enjoyment in classrooms. Scores of 3,516 Sudanese students in Grades 2 to 8 were used. Confirmatory factor analysis…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Gifted
Jen, Enyi; Gentry, Marcia; Moon, Sidney M. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate how high-ability students experienced their participation in an affective curriculum through small-group discussions in a diverse, university-based, summer enrichment program for talented youth. The investigation included two closely related studies. The first study included 77 high-ability students…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Student Participation, Small Group Instruction, Group Discussion
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Fugate, C. Matthew; Gentry, Marcia – High Ability Studies, 2016
The manifestation of ADHD in girls who are gifted can place strains on motivation and academic performance as they enter their middle school years. The purpose of this collective case study research was to examine the lived experiences of five girls who are gifted with ADHD in order to gain an understanding of the array of coping mechanisms used…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Females, Comorbidity
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Jen, Enyi; Wu, Jiaxi; Gentry, Marcia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
This exploratory study investigated the social and affective concerns of 280 high-ability students in Grades 5 through 12 who participated in a summer residential program. Content analysis of responses from an open-ended survey indicated that high-ability adolescents expressed concerns regarding feelings and emotions, future aspirations, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Ability, High Achievement, Adolescents
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Yang, Yang; Gentry, Marcia; Wu, Jiaxi; Jen, Enyi; Maeda, Yukiko – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
This study is to investigate whether "My Class Activities" (MCA; Gentry & Gable, 2001a), an instrument developed to measure students' perceptions of their classroom activities, yields valid data when used with elementary students in China after translation into Chinese. The four factors measured by the instrument (Interest,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Class Activities
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Pereira, Nielsen; Gentry, Marcia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2013
The underrepresentation of English language learners (ELLs) in gifted programs remains a severe and pervasive problem; however, few studies exist concerning the educational experiences of high-potential ELLs. This study focused on Hispanic ELLs in Grades 2 through 6 from four Midwestern schools. In all, 22 students, 20 parents, and 22 teachers…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Disproportionate Representation, Elementary School Students, Parents
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Yang, Yang; Gentry, Marcia; Choi, Young Owan – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
This study examined the reliability and validity evidence of using the translated version of My Class Activities with South Korean elementary students, and differences between gifted and general students' perceptions of their regular classes and gifted students' perceptions of the pull-out program and their regular classes. Confirmatory factor…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Student Attitudes, Academically Gifted, Test Reliability
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Gentry, Marcia; Steenbergen-Hu, Saiying; Choi, Byung-yeon – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2011
What roles do teachers play in the development of talent and in the attitude of students toward school? Research indicates that teacher enthusiasm, feedback, and content knowledge are keys to student motivation, learning, and engagement. Research also reveals the importance of positive and supportive student/teacher relationships. In previous work…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Gifted, Student Attitudes, Identification
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Chae, Yoojung; Gentry, Marcia – High Ability Studies, 2011
This study examined differences between Korean and US gifted and general students' perceptions constructs related to motivation and learning, using the Student Perceptions of Classroom Quality (SPOCQ) instrument. SPOCQ assesses students' perceptions of appeal, challenge, choice, meaningfulness, and academic self-efficacy. Measurement equality…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Gifted, Self Efficacy, Multivariate Analysis
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Gentry, Marcia – Gifted and Talented International, 2010
This article presents the author's brief comment on Hisham B. Ghassib's "Where Does Creativity Fit into a Productivist Industrial Model of Knowledge Production?" Ghassib (2010) takes the reader through an interesting history of human innovation and processes and situates his theory within a productivist model. The deliberate attention to…
Descriptors: Creativity, Human Capital, Economic Impact, Social Scientists
Pereira, Nielsen; Peters, Scott J.; Gentry, Marcia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2010
My Class Activities (MCA) is an instrument that has been used for evaluation of university-based Saturday enrichment programs, but was originally normed using students in regular schools. A sample of MCA scores from 826 students in grades 3-8 from a Saturday enrichment program was used. Four different MCA models were evaluated: (a) the original…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Program Evaluation, Enrichment Activities, Factor Structure
Miller, Rachelle; Gentry, Marcia – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2010
Enrichment programs can provide various social and academic benefits for high-potential learners. However, students from low-income families receive fewer opportunities for academic enrichment than students from higher income backgrounds. This qualitative study examined the experiences and perceptions of high-potential students from low-income…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Academically Gifted, Enrichment Activities
Gentry, Marcia; Peters, Scott J.; Mann, Rebecca L. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2007
Career and technical education represents an important and understudied educational option for high school students. This qualitative study utilized data from one exemplary career and technical education (CTE) center to address the question of how talented and general education students' part-time CTE experiences differed from their traditional…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Experience, Student Attitudes, High School Students
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Gentry, Marcia; Rizza, Mary G.; Peters, Scott; Hu, Saiying – Career and Technical Education Research, 2005
With current focus on academic proficiency, career and technical education (CTE) programs have received less emphasis as an alternative to traditional high school curricular experiences. Yet, this study found that when compared to peers in general high school settings, students in one rural CTE high school center perceived significantly more…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Vocational High Schools, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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