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O'Reilly, Colm – Gifted Child Today, 2018
This article provides an overview of recent developments in gifted education in Ireland. It highlights changes in attitudes, educational policies, gifted education programs, and research.
Descriptors: Gifted, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Educational Policy
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Cho, Seokhee; Suh, Yewon – Online Submission, 2016
The current Korean gifted education system is designed to help gifted children have a balance between excellence and emotional and social wellbeing. In this article, the current status of Korean gifted education is presented, reflecting on the history, purpose, theoretical foundation, infrastructure, and state of art of gifted education with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Special Education, Educational Objectives
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Walsh, Rosalind L.; Jolly, Jennifer L. – Gifted Child Today, 2018
The context in which gifted education operates in Australia provides for differing levels of identification and services. Lacking a federal mandate or funding, states and territories are responsible for addressing the needs of gifted students. Australia contributes to the gifted education research literature, focusing on acceleration, gifted…
Descriptors: Gifted, Educational Practices, Identification, Foreign Countries
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Ziegler, Albert; Chandler, Kimberley L.; Vialle, Wilma; Stoeger, Heidrun – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
Based on the Actiotope Model of Giftedness, this article introduces a learning-resource-oriented approach for gifted education. It provides a comprehensive categorization of learning resources, including five exogenous learning resources termed "educational capital" and five endogenous learning resources termed "learning…
Descriptors: Models, Gifted, Talent, Talent Development
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Ngara, Constantine – Cogent Education, 2017
Despite making tremendous progress in education since independence to become a leader in literacy in Africa, Zimbabwe lags behind other nations in providing special programming for its gifted children and youths. Not only do gifted and talented students exist in Zimbabwean schools and colleges, giftedness has also been confirmed in research on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Barriers, Indigenous Knowledge
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Fu, Tian – Global Education Review, 2017
Today it is accepted that the development of gifted and talented children is important to enable a nation to compete successfully. In China, though the estimated number of gifted children reaches 20 million (Chu, 2012), gifted education has seldom received sufficient support. The objections to gifted education always suppress suggestions that…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Gifted, Correlation, Foreign Countries
Beckerdite, Kimberly B. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study examined both the influence of leadership and policy development on gifted education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and how leaders of gifted education programs make sense of gifted education policy to promote effective change. Considerations of local politics, funding, networking, and input from stakeholders shaped the sensemaking…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Leadership Responsibility, Policy Formation, Educational Policy
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VanTassel-Baska, Joyce – Gifted Child Today, 2018
This article explores the history of gifted education policy and practice in the United States over the last five decades, documenting the lack of sustained progress in obtaining sustained federal support. It also highlights two case examples, one at the state level and a second at the national level of where a policy in a specific aspect of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent, Program Development, Educational Policy
Kettler, Todd; Oveross, Mattie E.; Salman, Rania C. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2017
This descriptive study investigated the challenges related to implementing gifted education services in preschool centers. Participants were 254 licensed preschool center directors in a southern state. Participants completed a researcher-created survey including both selected response items and constructed response items to examine the perceived…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Qualitative Research
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Roy, Paromita – Cogent Education, 2017
In the backdrop of India's growing population of 1.21 billion people with diverse, multicultural and multilingual backgrounds, gifted education is yet to be part of a formal educational policy in the country. Research on giftedness in India spans across 50 years, but lacks systematic and empirical grounding. The term "gifted" in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Access to Education, Talent Identification
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Zhang, Zhitian – Cogent Education, 2017
The purpose of the present article is to provide an overview of gifted education in China, by tracing the social and cultural roots of the education system, and to review recent research that relates to current practices in gifted education. As a starting point, I will analyse conceptualisations and definitions of the key terms "talent"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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Kettler, Todd – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Bui, Craig, and Imberman assessed the impact of gifted and talented programs on student achievement using regression discontinuity and random assignment to gifted magnet schools. In both analyses, they found minimal impact of the gifted and talented programs on student achievement. This commentary addresses two concerns associated with the study.…
Descriptors: Economic Research, Educational Research, Gifted, Special Education
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Ecker-Lyster, Meghan; Niileksela, Christopher – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
For decades, our educational system has been criticized for the limited recruitment and retention of minority students in gifted education programs. Unfortunately, relatively little progress has been made to alleviate these concerns. An examination of the literature on gifted education for underrepresented students reveals a dearth of information…
Descriptors: Gifted, Disproportionate Representation, Mentors, Cultural Pluralism
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Kettler, Todd; Oveross, Mattie E.; Bishop, James C. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
Substantial evidence supports the benefits of quality preschool education for children of all levels and backgrounds. However, early childhood gifted education services rarely exist in preschool centers. This study included 263 preschool centers representing geographic diversity in a southern state in the United States. Narrative data were…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Preschool Education, Barriers, Program Implementation
Ziegler, Albert; Stoeger, Heidrun – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2017
Over the past few decades, systemic thinking has gained in popularity in developmental and learning sciences. The trend has, however, shown up in gifted education research only occasionally. The aim of this article is to introduce systemic thinking to the field of giftedness and explore possibilities for its application. In the first part, a…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Academically Gifted, Special Education, Definitions
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