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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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Hagge, Julia – Gifted Child Today, 2017
Digital technology offers new possibilities for children to play, express themselves, learn, and communicate. A recent development in online practice is a shift toward youth engaged in computer programming online communities. Programming is argued to be the new literacy of the millennium. In this article, I examine the use of Scratch, an online…
Descriptors: Programming, Technological Literacy, Early Adolescents, Academically Gifted
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Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia; Ridgley, Lisa M. – Gifted Child Today, 2017
A persistent problem in the field of gifted education has been the lack of categorization and delineation of gifted programming options. To address this issue, we propose Unified Program Design as a structural framework for gifted program models. This framework defines gifted programs as the combination of delivery methods and curriculum models.…
Descriptors: Program Design, Models, Curriculum, Academically Gifted
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Field, Kathryn – Gifted Child Today, 2017
Teachers often find it challenging to incorporate higher order thinking skills in ways that both inspire student interest and allow for meaningful differentiation. Structured debate is an activity that can facilitate all of these goals. This article explains, in detail, how debates can be structured to promote a variety of critical thinking skills…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Motivation, Debate, Thinking Skills
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Dailey, Debbie – Gifted Child Today, 2017
With the release of the Next Generation Science Standards and the adoption of the standards by many states, teachers are encouraged to use the engineering design process (EDP) as an instructional approach to teaching science. However, teachers have limited time to teach science and will often neglect science in favor of mathematics and literacy…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Engineering Technology, Gifted, Talent
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Allen, Jennifer K. – Gifted Child Today, 2017
This qualitative study explored the role teacher perceptions play in the underrepresentation of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students in gifted programming. Purposeful sampling was used to select six interview participants with at least 5 years of teaching experience. Each participant took part in two semistructured interviews over…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Gifted, Special Education, Student Diversity
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