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Christopher, Mary M.; Shewmaker, Jennifer – Gifted Child Today, 2010
Does the presence of perfectionist tendencies lead to more serious emotional issues or does it support enhanced achievement? Parents, educators, and gifted learners themselves often consider these issues as they deal with the ramifications of such perfectionist tendencies. Research presents conflicting views of social-emotional characteristics of…
Descriptors: Gifted, Figurative Language, Social Isolation, Depression (Psychology)
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Wiskow, Kyle; Fowler, V. Dianne; Christopher, Mary M. – Gifted Child Today, 2011
The Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Act of 1988 provided additional funding for gifted programs and research endeavors. Scholars and educators within the field recognized its passage as a true watershed moment. Despite its unquestioned impact on the lives of countless gifted students around the country, federal lawmakers routinely…
Descriptors: Lobbying, Academically Gifted, Talent, Educational Environment
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Christopher, Mary M.; Thomas, Julie A.; Tallent-Runnels, Mary K. – Roeper Review, 2004
More universities are offering online instruction for students though we know little about effective online learning. Some have found online instruction increases student participation while others have reported that students prefer the traditional face-to-face format. This study of gifted education graduate students follows the expectation that…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Graduate Students, Academically Gifted, Computer Mediated Communication
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Danielson, Jared A.; Mills, Eric M.; Vermeer, Pamela J.; Preast, Vanessa A.; Young, Karen M.; Christopher, Mary M.; George, Jeanne W.; Wood, R. Darren; Bender, Holly S. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2007
Three related studies replicated and extended previous work (J.A. Danielson et al. (2003), "Educational Technology Research and Development," 51(3), 63-81) involving the Diagnostic Pathfinder (dP) (previously Problem List Generator [PLG]), a cognitive tool for learning diagnostic problem solving. In studies 1 and 2, groups of 126 and 113…
Descriptors: Veterinary Medical Education, Control Groups, Clinical Diagnosis, Problem Solving
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Christopher, Mary M.; Drew, Debra L. – Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 1995
Evaluates the portrayal of males and females in advertisements in veterinary medical journals. Uses multivariate Chi-square tests to explore gender, occupation or role, practice type, text, and product. Contains 33 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Advertising, Higher Education, Periodicals, Scholarly Journals