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Park, Soeun; Foley-Nicpon, Megan; Choate, Alyssa; Bolenbaugh, Mallory – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
Parents of high-ability students with disabilities (i.e., twice-exceptional) play a crucial role in their children's home and educational environments. In addition, parents' sociocultural contexts, including race and ethnicity, can influence their parenting practice. We conducted interviews with 10 Asian American parents from diverse ethnic…
Descriptors: Gifted, Asian American Students, Gifted Disabled, Parent Attitudes
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Hubbard, Lea; Mehan, Hugh – Journal of Negro Education, 1999
Describes the implementation of a reform model aimed at improving the academic opportunity and achievement of African American youth in a southern community. Data from site visits and interviews with parents, teachers, students, counselors, and administrators indicated that the program encountered resistance whenever it challenged preconceived…
Descriptors: Black Students, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Equal Education
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Chestnut, Eleanor K.; Lei, Ryan F.; Leslie, Sarah-Jane; Cimpian, Andrei – Education Sciences, 2018
A common misconception about math is that it requires raw intellectual talent or "brilliance." Only students who possess this sort of brilliance are assumed to be capable of success in math-related subjects. This harmful myth has far-reaching consequences for the success of girls and children from ethnic-minority backgrounds in these…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Academic Ability, Academically Gifted, Misconceptions
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Stewart, J. Bird – School Science Review, 1987
Claims that most instruction dealing with genetics is limited to sex education and personal hygiene. Suggests that the biology curriculum should begin to deal with other issues related to genetics, including genetic normality, prenatal diagnoses, race, and intelligence. Predicts these topics will begin to appear in British examination programs.…
Descriptors: Biology, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Course Content, Foreign Countries
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McNeish, Timothy J.; Naglieri, Jack A. – Journal of Special Education, 1993
Regular education students (n=81) and students with serious emotional disturbance (n=81,) were matched on age (7-13), gender, race, and intelligence. They completed drawings which were scored using the "Draw a Person: Screening Procedure for Emotional Disturbance." Students with emotional disturbance scored significantly higher than did…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Freehand Drawing, Handicap Identification
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Darvin, Jacqueline – English Journal, 2009
One way to merge imagination with problem-posing and problem-solving in the English classroom is by asking students to respond to "cultural and political vignettes" (CPVs). CPVs are cultural and political situations that are presented to students so that they can practice the creative and essential decision-making skills that they will need to use…
Descriptors: Imagination, Ideology, Sexual Orientation, Problem Solving
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Au, Wayne – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2013
This paper analyses how high-stakes, standardised testing became the policy tool in the U.S. that it is today and discusses its role in advancing an ideology of meritocracy that fundamentally masks structural inequalities related to race and economic class. This paper first traces the early history of high-stakes testing within the U.S. context,…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Equal Education, Intelligence Quotient, Intelligence Tests
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Graziano, William G.; And Others – Review of Educational Research, 1982
Recent empirical evidence for the influence of examiner's race on examinee's performance on intelligence tests is reviewed. The current literature, 1966 through 1980, offers little support for the hypothesis that examiner's race has a systematic effect on examinee's performance on intelligence tests. Conceptual and methodological issues are…
Descriptors: Blacks, Elementary Secondary Education, Examiners, Experimenter Characteristics
Fish, Ted – Independent School, 2011
A hundred years ago, if people had asked a group of competent and talented educators whether any child--regardless of race, class, or gender--could one day learn to read Shakespeare, write scientific papers, or do algebraic math, all but the most visionary would have answered, "No." Only a small segment of the population was deemed capable of…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Training
CHANSKY, NORMAN M. – 1965
THE PERCEPTUAL-MOTOR BEHAVIOR IN LEARNING WAS STUDIED IN RELATIONSHIP TO INTELLIGENCE AND SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT. THE SAMPLE CONSISTED OF 178 THIRD-GRADE PUPILS, WHO WERE MATCHED ON RACE, SEX, INTELLIGENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT, RESULTING IN FOUR EQUIVALENT GROUPS. TRAINING METHODS INCLUDED BLOCKS, PUZZLES, AND READING. POST-TEST PROCEDURES WERE EMPLOYED…
Descriptors: Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students, Feedback
Eysenck, H. J. – New Society, 1971
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Blacks, Culture Fair Tests, Environmental Influences
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Hurd, Paul DeHart – American Biology Teacher, 1971
Biology ought to be taught within the context of human culture; "man" can be the "type animal." Consideration should be given to questions of race, population, food resources, environmental quality, intelligence, genetic engineering, and organ transplants. (AL)
Descriptors: Biology, Cultural Influences, Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Gallagher, James J. – Roeper Review, 2008
In this article, the author talks about the normal curve of intelligence which he thinks is flawed and contends that wrong conclusions have been drawn based on this spurious normal curve. An example is that of racial and ethnic differences wherein some authors maintain that some ethnic and racial groups are clearly superior to others based on…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Race, Gifted, Talent
Jorgenson, Olaf – Principal, 2012
To achieve perpetually better test results each year as mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), teachers in successful schools such as Leroy Anderson Elementary in San Jose, California, will "try anything" to raise scores, as the school's principal stated in an interview with "The San Jose Mercury News." In schools…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Testing, Teaching Methods, Standardized Tests
Buford, Brandie J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to describe the perceptions of African American students pertaining to their engagement in Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition course and Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition examination. A purposive sampling design was employed to select 12 participants from one urban…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, African American Students, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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