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Dudley, John; Karnes, Frances A. – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
Divorce is often a contentious process with multiple issues to decide, especially in cases in which there are children involved. Divorce raises several legal issues when considering the well-being of children, including those who are gifted. In this article, the authors discuss these issues which include school choice, child support, and custody…
Descriptors: Divorce, Legal Responsibility, Academically Gifted, School Choice
Karnes, Frances A. – Understanding Our Gifted, 2005
All adults are needed to support and advocate for kids to provide a solid base on which they can grow. Gifted children are no exception. In order to effectively advocate for gifted children, one must know about national, state, and local laws and about policies providing effective programming and services for this population of students.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Grandparents, Advocacy, Federal Legislation
Karnes, Frances A.; Riley, Tracy L. – Understanding Our Gifted, 2005
The media calls them the wizards of tomorrow, the fix-it-kids, athletes of the mind, star players, and champs. These are the young people who compete and win academic, artistic, leadership, and service related competitions. Competitors spell words as difficult as autochthonous, make new scientific discoveries, compose poetry, publish their short…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cognitive Ability, Talent, Student Participation
Riley, Tracy L.; Karnes, Frances A. – Gifted Child Today, 2005
This article describes competitions across a range of curricular areas that develop students' problem solving skills by setting authentic, real-world tasks. As individuals or members of a team, students in these competitions are challenged with finding solutions to problems faced not only in today's scientific and technological world, but also in…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Problem Solving, Gifted, Talent
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Cukierkorn, Jesse R.; Karnes, Frances A.; Manning, Sandra J.; Houston, Heather; Besnoy, Kevin – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2008
The word "gifted," when used to describe children's intellectual abilities, evokes varied opinions in teachers, caregivers, and families of young children. Some attitudes are positive, others negative, while still others are built upon misconceptions about individuals who are gifted. Giftedness occurs in people from infancy through adulthood.…
Descriptors: Gifted, Preschool Children, Misconceptions, Identification
Karnes, Frances A.; Shaunessy, Elizabeth – Gifted Child Today, 2004
Research indicates that ongoing, high-quality staff development is essential to achieving significant standards-based reform. Currently, the majority of teachers do not regularly participate in staff development practices in the United States. Staff development decisions have traditionally been made by school administrators to meet the needs of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Gifted, Professional Development, Standards
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Karnes, Frances A.; Shaunessy, Elizabeth – Roeper Review, 2004
Educators of children with special needs are required by law to employ "child find" to identify children with disabilities in their communities. Similar efforts to locate gifted children are required in a few states, but the practice is not mandated at the federal level. A rationale for child find is provided, as well as the guidelines of child…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Gifted
Shaunessy, Elizabeth; Karnes, Frances A. – Gifted Child Today, 2004
Leadership has been characterized by particular personal qualities and traits, specifically one?s ability to influence others? thoughts, energies, emotions, feelings, or behaviors within the scope of emergent leadership (Farrall & Kronberg, 1996). Based on self organization patterns of groups, a leader emerges while other group members move into…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Leadership, Talent, Academically Gifted
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Cukierkorn, Jesse R.; Karnes, Frances A.; Manning, Sandra J.; Houston, Heather; Besnoy, Kevin – Roeper Review, 2007
Highlighting the unique educational needs of gifted and high ability preschoolers, this article guides the reader to consider the characteristics of young gifted children along with appropriate assessment practices in planning educational programming. A triarchic approach to programs and services for gifted preschoolers is outlined with major…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Educational Needs, Gifted, Parent Participation
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Besnoy, Kevin D; Manning, Sandra; Karnes, Frances A. – RE:view: Rehabilitation Education for Blindness and Visual Impairment, 2005
Children with visual impairments who are gifted may be one of the most underserved student populations in our educational system (Johnsen & Corn, 1989). A paucity of current research exists concerning appropriate practices for recognizing these students in publicly funded school settings. In 2004, the American Foundation for the Blind reported…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Gifted Disabled, Public Schools, Ability Identification
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Karnes, Frances A. – Journal of Career Education, 1981
Summarizes recent developments with reference to gifted education in the nation, outlines some of the current concerns in the field, and concludes with some implications for career education for the gifted and talented. (Author)
Descriptors: Career Education, Educational Development, Federal Programs, Gifted
Karnes, Frances A.; Shaunessy, Elizabeth; Bisland, Amy – Gifted Child Today, 2004
The purpose of the current study was to determine the number of gifted students with disabilities identified and served in gifted education programs in the state of Mississippi. Four categories of giftedness are set forth in the regulations for gifted programs are: (1) Intellectually gifted children refers to children and youth who are found to…
Descriptors: Talent Identification, Gifted Disabled, Academically Gifted, Elementary Secondary Education
Karnes, Frances A.; Bisland, Amy; Shaunessy, Elizabeth – Gifted Child Today, 2004
The purpose of this study was to determine public support for gifted education in the state of Mississippi. The information garnered from the survey was used to inform the general public and specific groups as to the degree of support held for the public education of gifted children and youth. A 21-question instrument from a previous study was…
Descriptors: Public Support, Public Education, Gifted
Karnes, Frances A., Ed.; Nugent, Stephanie A., Ed. – National Association for Gifted Children (NJ3), 2004
This book, written to coincide with the 50th Anniversary the National Association for Gifted Children, recognizes many of the most prominent contributors to the field of gifted education over the past century. Those included are pioneers such as Lewis M. Terman and Leta S. Hollingworth, Julian Stanley, and Paul Torrance, through to more…
Descriptors: Profiles, Talent, International Organizations, Academically Gifted
Bisland, Amy; Karnes, Frances A.; Cobb, Yolanda Baker – Gifted Child Today, 2004
Once identified, students should be given a wide variety of opportunities to develop their leadership potential in the classroom. This article offers information on rating scales, programs, and other resources that can be used in implementing leadership education into the gifted classroom. One rating scale, The Leadership Skills Inventory (LSI),…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Academically Gifted, Leadership Training, Leadership Qualities
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