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Fishkin, Anne S.; Sullivan, Michael – 1993
This paper describes education reform as an integrated effort to modify not only the structure and elements of the education system but also the culture or belief structure of that system. Central to any discussion of school reform are the elements of restructuring, empowerment, and change. Current reform efforts in restructuring revolve around a…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Fishkin, Anne S.; And Others – Roeper Review, 1996
This study investigated patterns of Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) Third Edition subtest scores for 42 gifted children in grades 4-8. Variability from subtest means was highest on Similarities, Comprehension, Coding, and Symbol Search subtests. Significant weaknesses were found on the Block Design subtest, seen as a peak subtest…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Cluster Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
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Fishkin, Anne S.; Johnson, Aileen S. – Roeper Review, 1998
This article examines assessment instruments, measurement considerations, and factors that affect understanding of a child's creativity. It compares strengths and weaknesses of methods of assessing creativity and lists more than 60 standardized assessment measures. Procedures for using formal and informal measures in the decision-making process…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Children, Creativity, Divergent Thinking
Fishkin, Anne S.; Kampsnider, John J. – 1996
Since the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Third Edition (WISC-III) was published in 1991, it has been reported that fewer students are qualifying for gifted programs that use the WISC-III as a criterion measure. WISC-III differs from the WISC-Revised (WISC-R) in having a greater emphasis on speed of response, which could…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Children, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Fishkin, Anne S., Ed.; Cramond, Bonnie, Ed.; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula, Ed. – 1999
This book explores the conceptual and historical bases for examining creativity, cognitive functioning and creativity, cultural influences on creativity, research methodologies for examining creativity, assessment of creativity, and effectiveness of major creativity training models. Chapters include: (1) "Issues in Studying Creativity in Youth"…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes