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Robert J. Sternberg – Gifted Education International, 2024
Giftedness is typically thought of as an individual characteristic. But the development and labeling of an individual as "gifted" is always a collective process and takes place embedded within local, sociocultural, and temporal contexts. The view of giftedness as individual is deceptive and results in faulty practice, such as the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Individual Characteristics, Ability Identification, Environmental Influences
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Le, Anh Vinh; Hanh, Hoang Phuong; Bui, Dien – Gifted Education International, 2024
The story of Vietnam's education together with its formulae for success and remaining issues have been much researched. However, there is a rather mysterious group of institutions in the country's education system that is much less explored yet in close relation to its top ranking in international academic competitions: tru?ng chuyên…
Descriptors: Gifted Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Special Schools
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Robert J. Sternberg; María Isabel Rodríguez-Fernández – Gifted Education International, 2024
"Humanitarian giftedness" is the deployment of one's gifts and talents in a way that, at some level, benefits humanity. Humanitarian giftedness involves sharing one's gifts with others in a way that makes the world a better place. It is not something people are born with--they develop it in the same way other forms of expertise are…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Social Values, Role Models, Social Environment
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Saglam, Mehmet Hilmi; Göktentürk, Talha; Lo, C. Owen – Gifted Education International, 2024
This study aims to discover the best appropriate model to explain reading success of academically gifted students through the ecological model. Three models (i.e., Model 1, Model 2, and Model 3) were created by using three layers of the ecological model to investigate the ecological background of reading success. In line with the literature, seven…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Academic Achievement, Academically Gifted, Student Development
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Ahmed M. Abdulla Alabbasi; Reem Al-Shehri; Fatima A. Aljasim; Selcuk Acar – Gifted Education International, 2024
Divergent thinking (DT) tests are sometimes used to select students for gifted programs. Studies on these tests, mostly conducted on non-gifted students, suggest that performance is influenced by the type of instruction given (standard vs. hybrid "be fluent AND original") and time-on-task. The current study aimed to examine the effect of…
Descriptors: Time on Task, Context Effect, Creativity Tests, Academically Gifted
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David Rott; Marcus Kohnen; Christian Fischer – Gifted Education International, 2024
Critical thinking is internationally recognized as an important aspect of school education. Particularly in the United States, Scandinavian, and Asian countries, critical thinking is firmly anchored in school curricula. In this context, critical thinking is often aligned with critical thinking skills, which can be taught in structured programs and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Gifted Education, Student Projects
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Gladys Ami Allotey; James Joseph Watters; Donna King; Jophus Anamuah-Mensah – Gifted Education International, 2024
This study delves into the cultural perspectives surrounding gifted education practices in Ghana, focusing on 10 junior high school classroom mathematics and science teachers. Data were gathered through semi-structured interviews and analysis of lesson plans. The results brought to light a notable gender disparity of female participation in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers, Cultural Influences, Beliefs
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Omar Muammar – Gifted Education International, 2024
The study investigates the impact of three aspects of the residential summer enrichment program (RSEP) on gifted students' decision to recommend the program to friends. The research was conducted at a public university in Saudi Arabia, with 356 gifted students from grades nine to 11. The study used Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Structural…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Summer Programs, Enrichment Activities, Residential Programs
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Leeanne Hinch; Jennifer Riedl Cross; Tracy L. Cross; Colm O'Reilly; Serife Bilgic-Erdem – Gifted Education International, 2024
In this study, we aimed to analyze Irish educators' differentiation practices and their relationship to teachers' sense of efficacy. We examined teachers' (N = 470) reports of their curriculum modification practices and their provision of challenge or choice. When their students had mastered the required class work, more than half of teachers were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction, Self Efficacy, Curriculum Development
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María Isabel Rodríguez-Fernández; Robert J Sternberg – Gifted Education International, 2024
The aim of this article is to review the importance of the question of life's meaning, mainly for intellectually gifted, as well as suggesting possibilities for educational and therapeutic approaches with an integration between Dabrowski's proposals and Frankl's and Yalom's existential psychotherapies for enhancing meaning. In particular, we…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Philosophy, Psychological Patterns, Achievement
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Robert J. Sternberg – Gifted Education International, 2024
Individuals are typically identified as gifted largely on the basis of competence in limited contexts, but their performance in the real world, both as children and adults, often lags far behind their competence. Thus, the identification of the individuals as "gifted," however useful in theory, is much less useful in practice. This…
Descriptors: Models, Gifted, Competence, Performance
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Lovat, Terence – Gifted Education International, 2023
The issue of underserved or less visible sub-groups has been the subject of recent research in gifted education. It is a relevant item when considering gifted education germane to Islam and Islamic educational philosophy. This article will focus on the unusual convergence of these two fields of research by exploring distinctive features of Islamic…
Descriptors: Gifted Education, Islam, Educational Philosophy, Disproportionate Representation
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Saarinen, Risto – Gifted Education International, 2023
The article deals with the understanding of religious talent or religious excellence in the Early Modern Period. Three subtypes are identified as follows: (1) Political Heroism and the Sacred, (2) Countercultural Moral Excellence, (3) Extraordinary Emotions. It is further argued that these subtypes are to a great extent replaced with the idea of…
Descriptors: Christianity, Moral Values, Political Attitudes, Religious Factors
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Gellel, Adrian-Mario; Camilleri, Rosienne – Gifted Education International, 2023
The notion of the human person, together with the importance that the Catholic community has, since its inception, given to the educational enterprise, has led various authors, including Augustine, Abelard, and Aquinas, among others, to reflect on the meaning of intellect and talents and their effects on education. Yet such reflections were never…
Descriptors: Catholics, Talent Development, Gifted Education, Academically Gifted
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Tirri, Kirsi – Gifted Education International, 2023
Spirituality is an important domain in the holistic education of gifted students. The definition of transformational giftedness makes it possible to emphasize spiritual domain in student development. Spirituality provides possibilities to reflect on the values and meanings of life that could provide purpose for gifted students in their studies and…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Academically Gifted, Holistic Approach, Multiple Literacies
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