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Bahar, Abdulkadir; Maker, C. June – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
Problem solving has been a core theme in education for several decades. Educators and policy makers agree on the importance of the role of problem solving skills for school and real life success. A primary purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of cognitive abilities on mathematical problem solving performance of elementary…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Cognitive Ability, Mathematics Achievement
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Wu, I-Chen; Pease, Randal; Maker, C. June – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
This investigation was to explore perceptions of students who participated in the Cultivating Diverse Talents in STEM project in an R1 university through (a) university-based summer internship program, (b) subsequent school-year research internships, and (c) successive summer workshops or internships. Thirteen high school juniors from diverse…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Special Programs, Talent Development, STEM Education
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Alhusaini, Abdulnasser A.; Maker, C. June – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine students' creativity when writing open-ended stories--across ethnicity, gender, and grades. Participants were 139 students, including 67 males and 72 females, from urban and rural areas of the southwestern United States. The students were in third, fourth, and fifth grades and included three ethnicities:…
Descriptors: Creativity, Writing (Composition), Ethnicity, Gender Differences
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Wu, I-Chen; Pease, Randal; Maker, C. June – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore 42 elementary students' perceptions of their experiences while they were engaging in a class in which the Real Engagement in Active Problem Solving (REAPS) model was used. A qualitative study was conducted to analyze their responses. Individual interviews and artifacts were collected and analyzed. Themes…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Student Experience, Learner Engagement
Mohamed, Ahmed; Maker, C. June; Lubart, Todd – Online Submission, 2012
In this study, we explored whether creativity was domain specific or domain general. The relationships between students' scores on three creative problem-solving activities (math, spatial artistic, and oral linguistic) in the DISCOVER assessment (Discovering Intellectual Strengths and Capabilities While Observing Varied Ethnic Responses) and the…
Descriptors: Creativity, Problem Solving, Creative Thinking, Grade 1
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Gomez-Arizaga, Maria P.; Bahar, A. Kadir; Maker, C. June; Zimmerman, Robert; Pease, Randal – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
In this qualitative study the researchers explored children's perceptions of their participation in a science class in which an elementary science curriculum, the Full Option Science System (FOSS), was combined with an innovative teaching model, Real Engagement in Active Problem Solving (REAPS). The children were capable of articulating views…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, Qualitative Research, Elementary School Students
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Sarouphim, Ketty M.; Maker, C. June – International Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine ethnic and gender differences in using DISCOVER, a performance-based assessment, for identifying gifted students. The sample consisted of 941 students from grades K-5 belonging to six ethnicities: White Americans, African-Americans, Hispanics, Native-Americans, South Pacific/Pacific Islanders, and Arabs.…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Gifted, Pacific Islanders, American Indians
Sarouphim, Ketty M.; Maker, C. June – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine ethnic and gender differences in using DISCOVER, a performance-based assessment, for identifying gifted students from diverse ethnicities. DISCOVER is an acronym which stands for Discovering Intellectual Strength and Capabilities while Observing Varied Ethnic Responses. The sample consisted of 941 boys and…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Differences, Gender Differences, Performance Based Assessment
Maker, C. June – National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 2005
C. June Maker, Professor at the University of Arizona, has developed a unique performance-based assessment in which children are observed by teams of teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals, administrators, specialists in education of the gifted and bilingual education, and local community members. The assessment, designed initially to …
Descriptors: Gifted, Bilingual Education, Problem Solving, Program Effectiveness
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Maker, C. June; Jo, Sonmi; Muammar, Omar M. – Learning and Individual Differences, 2008
Development of creativity is influenced by multiple factors, including the environment, developmental changes, and measurement tools. In this study, we investigated the relationship between creativity development and implementation of the Discovering Intellectual Strengths and Capabilities while Observing Varied Ethnic Responses (DISCOVER)…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Thinking, Creative Development, Curriculum Implementation
Sak, Ugur; Maker, C. June – International Education Journal, 2005
In this study we investigated relationships between convergent and divergent thinking with an emphasis on fluency, originality, flexibility and elaboration in the mathematical domain. A related purpose was to examine relationships between problem types in mathematical tasks. The math section of a performance-based assessment was used to assess 857…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Validity, Creative Thinking, Convergent Thinking
Maker, C. June; Schiever, Shirley W. – PRO-ED, Inc., 2005
This book comprehensively reviews teaching-learning models that can be used in the development and implementation of a curriculum for gifted students. The second edition reflects the many changes that have occurred in gifted education. The field of gifted education has seen new program models developed, more research accomplished, and new…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Teaching Models, Specialists, Curriculum Development
Maker, C. June – 1988
A framework for curriculum design and a set of guidelines for curriculum development in gifted education are presented. The major dimensions guiding curriculum development for gifted students are: content, process, product, and learning environment. Curriculum content should be developed in such a way that it becomes more abstract, complex,…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Economics Education
Maker, C. June – 1975
Program models are described and successful practices are surveyed in training teachers for gifted and talented students. In a section on assumptions and issues, the teacher's role is discussed in terms of classroom innovation and development of attitudes, skills, and abilities in students; and alternatives for teacher training programs are…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Exceptional Child Education, Gifted, Higher Education
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Maker, C. June – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1979
The article describes C. Taylor's "multiple talent" approach for gifted children which states that schools have traditionally tapped only one type of talent, academic, and that many more children would have a chance to excel if schools increased emphasis on other areas. (PHR)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Communication Skills, Creativity, Decision Making
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