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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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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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Sastre-Riba, Sylvia; Pérez-Sánchez, Luz F.; Villaverde, Angeles Bueno – Gifted Child Today, 2018
The recent educational legislation in Spain shows a great interest in enhancing the talents of all citizens. Different models of identification and intervention for students with high intellectual abilities (HIAs) coexist. The assessment model based on intelligence is still in force in the psychoeducational guidance field; however, from the…
Descriptors: Gifted, Cognitive Ability, Program Descriptions, Identification
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Hathcock, Stephanie J. – Gifted Child Today, 2018
The Parallel Curriculum Model (PCM) lends itself to considering curriculum development from different angles. It begins with a solid Core Curriculum and can then be extended through the Curriculum of Connections, Practice, and Identity. This article showcases a way of thinking about the creation of a PCM unit by providing examples from an…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum, Core Curriculum
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Beason-Manes, Ashley D. – Gifted Child Today, 2018
Gifted middle school students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades engaged with a community activism curriculum designed and implemented by the author, their gifted education facilitator, as part of their gifted programming. This authentic learning experience asked students to follow a creative problem-solving process that fostered thoughtful…
Descriptors: Activism, Educational Change, Gifted, Student Needs
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Westberg, Karen L.; Leppien, Jann H. – Gifted Child Today, 2018
Including opportunities for students to conduct independent investigations is a mainstay of gifted education programs and services. When carefully designed and skillfully facilitated, students' interest-based, independent study experiences result in increased intrinsic motivation, growth in 21st-century critical and creativity skills, greater…
Descriptors: Gifted, Self Efficacy, Teaching Methods, Audience Awareness
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Tomlinson, Carol Ann – Gifted Child Today, 2018
Complex Instruction is a multifaceted instructional model designed to provide highly challenging learning opportunities for students in heterogeneous classrooms. The model provides a rationale for and philosophy of creating equity of access to excellent curriculum and instruction for a broad range of learners, guidance for preparing students for…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy, Equal Education
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McGee, Christy – Gifted Child Today, 2018
Tomlinson's explanation of Artful Teaching and her 2017 expansion of this concept The Five Key Elements of Differentiation provide the theoretical framework of this examination of the need for science investigations in elementary schools. The Artful Teaching framework uses an equilateral triangle with vertices labeled The Teacher, The Student, and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Elementary School Students
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Koshy, Valsa; Smith, Carole Portman; Casey, Ronald – Gifted Child Today, 2018
This article presents and analyzes policies in identification and provisions in England with respect to gifted education. England has developed a national policy to provide services to identified students. Surveys and interviews with teachers illustrate how implementation of both identification and provision policy elements were handled. Although…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Program Implementation, Academically Gifted
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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
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MacFarlane, Bronwyn; Mina, Keri – Gifted Child Today, 2018
The use of technology can promote learning, higher-order thinking, deeper understanding, collaboration, and student engagement. But if unchecked and unfacilitated, online cyberbullying can become an impediment to learning and threaten young people's sense of well-being. Cyberbullying is a type of youth aggression that teachers and parents must…
Descriptors: Bullying, Gifted, Emotional Development, Social Development
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Anderson, Brittany N.; Martin, Jillian A. – Gifted Child Today, 2018
Perfectionism is commonly associated with gifted females, yet little research examines perfectionism across racial groups. Although gifted Black girls' perfectionistic tendencies mirror other females, they experience perfectionism uniquely at the intersection of race and gender. Perfectionism can contribute to gifted Black girls' desire to exceed…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Females, African American Students, Stereotypes
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Shively, Kate; Stith, Krista M.; Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia – Gifted Child Today, 2018
The field of gifted education has a rich history of proposing and implementing innovative pedagogical practices to develop students' creative and critical thinking, yet less attention has been given to the assessment of these learning experiences. If creative and critical thinking are both inherently important in developing global problem solvers…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Evaluation, Creativity, Critical Thinking
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Kaplan, Sandra N. – Gifted Child Today, 2018
This column examines ways of teaching gifted students the meaning of politics. The author focuses on the verbiage of politics and methods for understanding, discussing, and role-playing politics.
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Teaching Methods, Politics, Role Playing
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Batchelor, Katherine – Gifted Child Today, 2018
Revision has been studied mostly from a language centric viewpoint. It is an understudied topic and oftentimes viewed as an afterthought in classrooms rather than a central facet at the heart of quality writing. The focus of this article is on teaching revision via multimodality as a way to serve all students, especially gifted students. This…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Revision (Written Composition), Writing Skills, Teaching Methods
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