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Harris, Carole Ruth – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
Persson's (2012a) article is concerned with giftedness research in the light of cultural bias with a view to cultural dominance that derives from ethnocentricity. He questions the validity of current research that appears to ignore or sidestep cultural difference and proposes that an agenda for amelioration of such bias lies in greater awareness…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted, Educational Research, Cultural Context
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Harris, Carole Ruth – Gifted and Talented International, 2010
This article presents the author's comments on Hisham Ghassib's article entitled "Where Does Creativity Fit into a Productivist Industrial Model of Knowledge Production?" In his article, Ghassib (2010) provides an overview of the philosophical foundations that led to exact science, its role in what was later to become a driving force in the modern…
Descriptors: Creativity, Gifted, Reader Response, Scientific Concepts
Harris, Carole Ruth – Understanding Our Gifted, 2003
This article discusses barriers to the identification of gifted students, including linguistic function, learning style attributes, self-concept perceptions, and locus of control issues. Methods of detecting hidden giftedness are provided for each of these barriers, along with approaches to intervention. (Contains 8 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Lynch, Mervin D., Ed.; Harris, Carole Ruth, Ed. – 2001
This book identifies strategies for use by classroom teachers in grades K-8 to nurture the development of creativity. Section 1 offers general strategies to stimulate productive thinking. Section 2 examines personality, creative thinking, and appropriate teaching strategies. Section 3 is dedicated to teaching special groups. Section 4 focuses on…
Descriptors: Creative Development, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Educational Environment
Harris, Carole Ruth – 1990
The problems of accurately identifying and serving giftedness are vastly compounded with children of new immigrant families. Linguistic and cultural complications, economic and attitudinal factors, sociocultural peer-group expectations, cross-cultural stress, intergenerational conflict, and school system conflict frequently deflect efforts to…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences
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Harris, Carole Ruth – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1991
The article considers service needs of gifted immigrant children, in terms of problem areas and strategies addressing each problem area. Problem areas include linguistics, cultural differences, economic and health factors, attitudes, sociocultural and peer expectations, cross-cultural stress, intergenerational conflict, and school system conflict.…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Differences, Ethnic Groups
Harris, Carole Ruth – Gifted Child Today (GCT), 1991
This article describes a venture which resulted in publication of an anthology of poems and illustrations by elementary-level gifted students. The book was copyrighted, printed, and sold by a legal publishing company run by students as a professional enterprise. Guidelines for organizing such projects are offered, and experiences from this and…
Descriptors: Anthologies, Creative Writing, Elementary Education, Entrepreneurship
Harris, Carole Ruth – Gifted Education International, 1989
Third World countries need to produce permanent leadership talent from their own citizens instead of leasing temporary talent from outside sources. This paper describes the low cultural self-image which creates reluctance to support gifted education. A model program is proposed, calling for establishment of a network for exchanging information and…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted Disadvantaged
Harris, Carole Ruth – G/C/T, 1985
A six-week unit in the study of poetry and the practice of poetics for gifted intermediate students is outlined with daily unit descriptions and information about the principles being applied. The unit results in a poetry anthology for publication. (CL)
Descriptors: Gifted, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities
Harris, Carole Ruth – 1993
This information sheet summarizes challenges and strategies for identifying and serving gifted children who are recent immigrants. Both challenges and strategies are identified for linguistic, cultural, economic, attitudinal, sociocultural, peer, cross-cultural, intergenerational, and school system aspects. A total of 28 strategies are offered,…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Attitudes, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences
Harris, Carole Ruth – Gifted Education International, 1993
A theoretical approach to talent development in emerging nations is proposed, based on principles of curricular intervention derived from qualitative research. Implementation of such a culturally appropriate curriculum in Ebeye, Marshall Islands, illustrates the approach. Adaptations to other cultures are suggested. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Developing Nations
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Harris, Carole Ruth – Roeper Review, 1990
A follow-up study analyzed 64 gifted individuals of 123 children originally identified by educator and psychologist Leta Hollingworth. The data that were gathered and analyzed concern personal/family status, education, vocational-professional status, avocational interests, achievements, and adjustment/fulfillment. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academically Gifted, Adults, Exceptional Persons