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Gubbins, E. Jean; Villanueva, Merzili; Gilson, Cindy M.; Foreman, Jennifer L.; Bruce-Davis, Micah N.; Vahidi, Siamak; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Tofel-Grehl, Colby – National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 2013
As a nation, society benefits from an educated populace. At a time when economic, environmental, social, and security issues are the focus of many conversations in businesses, industries, government offices, schools, and homes, policymakers turn their attention to the further development of human capital. Educators acknowledge that they have key…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, Secondary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods
Kitchen, Richard S.; DePree, Julie; Celedon-Pattichis, Sylvia; Brinkerhoff, Jonathan – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2006
This book presents research findings about school-level and district level practices and successful strategies employed in mathematics education by highly effective schools that serve high-poverty communities. It includes both the theory and practice of creating highly effective schools in these communities. In 2002 nine schools were selected in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Effective Schools Research, School Effectiveness, Educational Practices
Rotigel, Jennifer V.; Fello, Susan – Gifted Child Today, 2004
Whether math problems require computation skills, problem solving strategies, inferential thinking skills, or deductive reasoning, mathematically talented students are often able to discern answers with unusual speed and accuracy. Mathematically gifted students are able to see relationships among topics, concepts, and ideas without the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Mathematics Instruction
Rawlins, Peter – Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 2004
This article reports on the findings of a research project examining participant students' points of view on accelerated programs in mathematics from four state secondary schools in New Zealand. The four participant schools in this research offered a variety of different acceleration designs and philosophies and were different in size location,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acceleration (Education), Academically Gifted, Student Attitudes