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Hébert, Thomas P. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
The development of leadership talent in a gifted individual was the focus of this 15-year longitudinal case study. Four major themes explained the development of his leadership talent. Crucial family factors and support served as a foundation for his psychosocial development and contributed significantly to his talents as a leader. Emotional…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Leadership Training, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Qualities
Potts, Jessica Alison – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
The intent of this case study is to understand profoundly gifted students' perceptions of virtual programs. The participants for this study were five profoundly gifted students who were enrolled in a fully virtual writing course hosted by a school that serves the profoundly gifted population. The researcher gathered data via asynchronous focus…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Virtual Classrooms
Jung, Jae Yup; Young, Marie – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
This mixed methods study investigated the occupational/career decision-making processes of intellectually gifted adolescents from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. In the first phase, interview data from 26 Australian adolescents, who were simultaneously intellectually gifted and of low socioeconomic status background, were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Occupational Aspiration, Academically Gifted, Adolescents
Warne, Russell T. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
Lewis Terman is widely seen as the "father of gifted education," yet his work is controversial. Terman's "mixed legacy" includes the pioneering work in the creation of intelligence tests, the first large-scale longitudinal study, and the earliest discussions of gifted identification, curriculum, ability grouping, acceleration,…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Educational Theories, Educational Philosophy, Intelligence Tests
Ritchotte, Jennifer A.; Zaghlawan, Hasan Y. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
This study investigated the impact of training and coaching parents to use a higher level questioning strategy during shared reading time at home on the expressive language complexity of their young twice-exceptional children. Four parents were trained and coached to use higher level questions, based on the revised Bloom's taxonomy, with their…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Parents, Questioning Techniques, Children
Mun, Rachel U.; Hertzog, Nancy B. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
Asian immigrant parents may hold high expectations for their children to excel academically and professionally. Filial piety and the desire to make their parent(s) proud can motivate these children to achieve but can also place undue pressure on them. In this qualitative study, researchers explored how seven Asian American women who entered…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Immigrants, Parent Aspiration, Parent Child Relationship
Oppong, Ernestina; Shore, Bruce M.; Muis, Krista R. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2019
The concept of giftedness has historically been shaped by theories of IQ, creativity, and expertise (including early conceptions of metacognition). These theories focus within the mind of the individual learner. Social, emotional, and motivational qualities of giftedness were treated as add-ons, not part of the core construct. This created…
Descriptors: Gifted, Metacognition, Theory Practice Relationship, Talent
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
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
Young, Adena E.; Worrell, Frank C. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
Two studies were conducted to examine and compare the construct validity of scores on the Junior Metacognition Awareness Inventory (JMAI) and problem-solving interview protocols. Participants consisted of 183 middle and high school students attending a university summer program for academically talented youth. Study 1 results indicated that JMAI…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Metacognition, Mathematics Instruction, Academically Gifted
Farah, Yara N.; Chandler, Kimberley L. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
Teaching and learning are part of a complex interaction between teachers and students. Educational leaders cannot improve the teaching and learning process without quality measurement of effective teaching. One way to capture this complex interaction is by using structured observations. However, the extant literature on classroom observation…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Measures (Individuals), Academically Gifted, Talent
Brigandi, Carla B.; Weiner, Jennie M.; Siegle, Del; Gubbins, E. Jean; Little, Catherine A. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2018
Grounded in the Achievement Orientation Model, this qualitative case study examines participation in enrichment and environmental perceptions of gifted secondary school students. Participants included 10 gifted secondary school students, their parents, and their classroom teacher. Data included student, parent, and teacher responses in…
Descriptors: Gifted, Secondary School Students, Student Needs, Qualitative Research
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
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
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