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Luo, Linlin; Kiewra, Kenneth A. – Gifted Education International, 2021
Talent development research has uncovered common conditions for nurturing talented individuals: enriched early environment, appropriate instruction, long-term and deliberate practice, singleness of purpose, and centers of excellence. Talent research also reveals that parents play a critical role in arranging and facilitating these conditions and…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Talent Development, Young Children, Childhood Interests
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Kuzujanakis, Marianne – Gifted Education International, 2021
This paper addresses the growing crisis of anxiety in today's children and young adults. It further elucidates specifics associated with gifted children and youth. It describes the issues surrounding anxiety, the risk factors, the complications, and known treatment modalities, while offering further treatment and coping suggestions that may be…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Anxiety Disorders
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Ruf, Deborah L. – Gifted Education International, 2021
A 17-year longitudinal follow-up of 56 American gifted children investigates and gives examples of a variety of social, emotional, and career outcomes for children who are in the same intellectual ranges. Evaluated for 5 Levels of Giftedness as children, the subjects' intellectual abilities are compared within and across five ability levels of…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Academically Gifted, Personality Traits, Parent Influence
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Silverman, Linda Kreger – Gifted Education International, 2021
In a world in which individuals are judged on the basis of performance, parents can be lured into believing that their worth is measured by their child's achievements. Parenting is not a competition. This outdated mechanistic model fails to appreciate the unrepeatable, precious uniqueness of every child and every parent. Nothing is more important…
Descriptors: Gifted, Parent Child Relationship, Individual Characteristics, Child Rearing
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Shuler, Pamela; Shuler, Sidney – Gifted Education International, 2021
The issue of parenting children and adolescents who demonstrate an aptitude or potential for music has not been extensively investigated or written about. The purpose of this paper is to explore some of the relevant issues in this domain and offer some guidance and suggestions for parents who may have a child who demonstrates a proclivity for…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Music, Early Experience, Music Activities
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Reis, Sally M.; Renzulli, Sara J. – Gifted Education International, 2021
Parents of academically talented students with various types of learning differences, often called 2E, need to understand how support their children's unique needs. In this article, we discuss current research about 2E students and focus on how parents can both nurture and find educational opportunities that encourage their children's strengths…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Talent Development
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Wellisch, Mimi – Gifted Education International, 2021
This case study outlines the challenges of eight Australian mothers with intellectually gifted preschoolers. The ideal ways of nurturing children's giftedness, the parents' role in early identification and the effect of maternal depression and possible association with twice exceptionality (gifted with a disorder) are discussed. The narratives of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Talent Identification, Parent Role
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Reis, Sally M.; Peters, Pamela M. – Gifted Education International, 2021
The process of talent development with children and young adults who have participated in programs based on the Enrichment Triad and the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) has been the focus of research by Renzulli and Reis, as well as other scholars and colleagues, for over four decades. Periodic summaries of this extensive research have been…
Descriptors: Gifted Education, Enrichment, Talent Development, Educational Research
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Pfeiffer, Steven I. – Gifted Education International, 2021
This article provides an integration of the empirical research literature on child psychotherapy and what the author has gleaned, first hand, in counseling work with gifted children and youth, and their families, over his 40-year career as a clinical psychologist. The article focuses on best practices in counseling gifted students in a way that…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Counseling Techniques, Academically Gifted, Prevention
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Maker, C. June – Gifted Education International, 2021
With problem-solving as the focus and wisdom as the goal, the concept of giftedness is reconceptualized in the 21st century context. The two most prominent constructs in the field of education for the gifted, creativity and intelligence, are integrated into a view of exceptional talent as consisting of the ability and willingness to solve complex…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Creativity, Intelligence, Talent
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Renzulli, Joseph S. – Gifted Education International, 2021
A major controversy facing the field of gifted education is the underrepresentation of low income, minority, and dual language students. Strategies for addressing this challenge have been to use universal screening and local norms; however, these useful recommendations continue to focus on traditional testing procedures that measure what students…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Low Income Students, Minority Group Students, Identification
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Tenemaza Kramaley, David; Wishart, Jocelyn – Gifted Education International, 2020
The expert performance theory by Ericsson et al. which maintains that deliberate practice can account for most of the variance in expertise studies is often posed as a strong scientific framework for research on giftedness. The current study explored relationships between performance, deliberate practice and mindset beliefs about intelligence and…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Games, Schemata (Cognition), Expertise
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Killas, Harry; Lo, C. Owen; Porath, Marion; Tan, Yuen Sze Michelle; Hsieh, Chia-Yen; Ralph, Rachel – Gifted Education International, 2020
The "Superkids," a group of highly gifted students, were first portrayed in a 2004 documentary. In response to the question of what happened to these students after the original film, a second documentary has been produced. The sequel focused on these individual's lives, their retrospective insights about gifted education, their…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Student Experience, Documentaries
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Ürek, Handan; Dolu, Gamze – Gifted Education International, 2020
The aim of this study was to determine the conceptual structures of exceptionally talented students about chemical change through the use of word associations. The study was conducted with 13 exceptionally talented students in seventh grade who were attending a science and art center located in a province in western Turkey. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Associative Learning, Grade 7
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Persons, Marij; de Groot, Yvonne; Stoffels-Engering, Anneke – Gifted Education International, 2020
We work as teachers in one-day-a-week classes for gifted elementary school students in the Netherlands. The classes are centred on themes that last about 8 weeks. Twice a year, the students work on a project using the TASC Wheel to systematically gain more knowledge on the subject as well as to practise their executive skills. As an example of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Elementary School Students
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