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Plucker, Jonathan A.; Peters, Scott J. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
The number of economically vulnerable students in the United States is large and growing. In this article, we examine income-based excellence gaps and describe recent controversies in the definition and measurement of poverty, with an eye toward their application to gifted education and meeting the needs of talented, economically vulnerable…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Family Income, Poverty, Socioeconomic Influences
VanTassel-Baska, Joyce – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
This article explores the world of curriculum intervention for gifted students from low-income and culturally diverse backgrounds. It delineates both general and specific approaches to practices that can be used in classrooms and beyond. Affective and conative concerns are addressed as they have an impact on motivation and learning. Efforts toward…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Academically Gifted
Hamilton, Rashea; McCoach, D. Betsy; Tutwiler, M. Shane; Siegle, Del; Gubbins, E. Jean; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Brodersen, Annalissa V.; Mun, Rachel U. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
Although the relationships between family income and student identification for gifted programming are well documented, less is known about how school and district wealth are related to student identification. To examine the effects of institutional and individual poverty on student identification, we conducted a series of three-level regression…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Poverty, Talent Identification, Low Income Students
Little, Catherine A.; Adelson, Jill L.; Kearney, Kelly L.; Cash, Kathleen; O'Brien, Rebecca – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
Students who come from low-income backgrounds tend to be underidentified and underserved in gifted education. Early interventions with learners of high potential from underserved groups, including exposure to challenging curriculum and summer opportunities, are important for nurturing these students' talents and preparing them for advanced…
Descriptors: Readiness, Summer Programs, Mathematics Achievement, Low Income Students
Goings, Ramon B.; Ford, Donna Y. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
Using a two-phase content analysis approach, this study examined how education scholars have discussed the intersection of giftedness, race, and poverty in gifted academic journals from 2000 to 2015. Specifically, the authors explored the following questions: (a) What are the characteristics of studies published that explore the intersection of…
Descriptors: Gifted, Special Education, Periodicals, Journal Articles
Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Corwith, Susan – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
In this article, we review research on poverty, both poverty rates and the effects of poverty on academic achievement more generally and on the identification and services for low-income gifted children specifically. This review sets the stage for further discussion of the research findings on identification practices including the efficacy of…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Poverty, Academic Achievement, Academically Gifted
Robinson, Ann; Adelson, Jill L.; Kidd, Kristy A.; Cunningham, Christine M. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
Guided by the theoretical framework of curriculum as a platform for talent development, this quasi-experimental field study investigated an intervention focused on engineering curriculum and curriculum based on a biography of a scientist through a comparative design implemented in low-income schools. Student outcome measures included science…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Low Income Groups, Engineering Education, Quasiexperimental Design
Cross, Jennifer Riedl; Frazier, Andrea Dawn; Kim, Mihyeon; Cross, Tracy L. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
In 14 focus group interviews, sixth- to eighth-grade high-ability students from high- (n = 36) and low-income (n = 45) families were asked to describe the barriers they perceived to their academic success. Three themes were identified through the qualitative analysis: "Constraining Environments, Integration versus Isolation," and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Barriers
Hébert, Thomas P. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
Experiences of 10 high-achieving first-generation college students from low-income backgrounds were the focus of this qualitative research study. Family adversity and difficult personal experiences during adolescence were major themes; however, students benefitted from emotionally supportive K-12 educators and academic rigor in high school.…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Low Income Groups, High Achievement, Student Experience
Dai, David Yun – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2017
This article presents a new theory of talent development, evolving complexity theory (ECT), in the context of the changing theoretical directions as well as the landscape of gifted education. I argue that gifted education needs a new foundation that provides a broad psychosocial basis than what the notion of giftedness can afford. A focus on…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Biology, Academically Gifted, Talent Identification
Stoeger, Heidrun; Hopp, Manuel; Ziegler, Albert – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2017
Online mentoring provides an effective means of extracurricular gifted education for talented girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Comparative studies on the effectiveness of one-on-one versus group mentoring are lacking, however. The authors investigated this question in the context of a Germany-wide online mentoring…
Descriptors: Talent, Mentors, Females, STEM Education
Subotnik, Rena F.; Worrell, Frank C.; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2017
In 2011, Subotnik, Olszewski-Kubilius, and Worrell proposed a conceptual model for talent development applicable to all domains. Although grounded in available psychological research, significant questions remain regarding practical applications of each tenet of the model. In this article, we highlight a method of implementing the model's focus on…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Screening Tests, Mathematics Skills, Ability
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
Csermely, Peter – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2017
Our century has unprecedented new challenges, which need creative solutions and deep thinking. Contemplative, deep thinking became an "endangered species" in our rushing world of Tweets, elevator pitches, and fast decisions. Here, we describe how important aspects of both creativity and deep thinking can be understood as network…
Descriptors: Creativity, Thinking Skills, Social Networks, Talent
Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Steenbergen-Hu, Saiying – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2017
In this article, we advocate for a new movement in education, particularly an approach emphasizing blending research-based practice with practice-embedded research. We do so by describing and discussing Project Excite, a working example that demonstrates such a model in the context of gifted education. We first trace the history, the impetus, and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students, Academically Gifted
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