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Schuler, Patricia A. – 1998
This paper discusses the results of a survey that investigated how 69 school districts associated with the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented were implementing cluster grouping to meet the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of gifted students. Results from the survey indicate: (1) the majority of school districts did not…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Cluster Grouping, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
Schuler, Patricia A. – 1999
This study investigated the characteristics of perfectionistic gifted adolescents in a rural middle school, how they perceived their perfectionism, the influences on their perfectionism, and the consequences of their perfectionist behaviors. Qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection were employed to gather data from 20 gifted…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Anxiety, Behavior Problems, Coping
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Schuler, Patricia A. – Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, 2000
A study involving 112 gifted seventh- and eight- graders found 87.5 percent were perfectionists. Most (58 percent) were in the healthy range of perfectionism, while 29.5 percent were in the neurotic range. Neurotic perfectionists were limited by their fixation on making mistakes, which resulted in a constant state of anxiety. (Contains…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Achievement Need, Adolescents, Anxiety
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Siegle, Del; Schuler, Patricia A. – Roeper Review, 2000
Analysis of scores of 391 gifted students (grades 6-8) on the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale found females expressed more concern than males about organization, while males reported stronger parental expectations. First born children reported higher parental criticism and expectations than youngest children. Females' concerns about making…
Descriptors: Birth Order, Gifted, Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools
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Greenspon, Tomas S.; Parker, Wayne D.; Schuler, Patricia A. – Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, 2000
In this article different views of the nature of perfectionism in gifted students are discussed. Three experts in the field of giftedness address their previous articles and findings on perfectionism and debate whether "healthy" perfectionism can exist in gifted students. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Need, Adolescents, Aspiration
Logan, Karen S.; Rizza, Mary G.; Gubbins, E. Jean; Gavin, M. Katherine; Kloosterman, Valentina I.; Schuler, Patricia A.; Vahidi, Siamak; Suroviak, Cathy E. – 1997
This bibliography of approximately 175 items lists all papers, journal articles, book chapters, books, presentations and videotapes created by and for the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. Items are listed alphabetically by author and usually contain a brief abstract, as well as information on target audience and availability…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Research and Development