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Herskovits, Maria – Gifted Education International, 2003
This article discusses the development of gifted education in Hungary and the special counseling services for gifted children available at the Centre for the Gifted in Budapest. The Centre provides professional help from psychologists, counseling for choosing an appropriate school and/or supplementary programs for gifted children (ages 3-14), and…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities
Herskovits, Maria; Gefferth, Eva – Gifted Education International, 1992
This paper investigated the relationship between (1) perceived responsibility for intellectual achievement, and (2) objective tests measuring convergent and divergent thinking and subjective teacher ratings and classmates' nominations, in 1,033 gifted children (age 9). The results indicate that internal control is a mediating variable in the…
Descriptors: Convergent Thinking, Divergent Thinking, Gifted, Intelligence
Herskovits, Maria – Gifted Education International, 1995
A program in Hungary counseled 34 families of gifted students (ages 5-8) over a 2-year period. Common questions included what school the child should go to, how to support special abilities, and how to deal with demands for autonomy. The services provided by the program are outlined. (CR)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Counseling Services, Foreign Countries, Gifted
Herskovits, Maria – Gifted Education International, 2000
This article describes the establishment of a Center for Gifted and Parents Club in Hungary. The enrichment programs and counseling services offered by the center are discussed, along with the problems parents face in determining giftedness and appropriate educational services, role confusion, and dealing with school problems. (Contains five…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Problems, Foreign Countries
Herskovits, Maria – Gifted Education International, 2000
A longitudinal study of 118 high ability Budapest children (ages 12-14) investigated family influences on child development. Three case studies are described that illustrate the differences in the sensitivity with which the parents recognized the various demands of their able children and how they responded to them. (Contains nine references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Case Studies, Child Development, Family Environment
Herskovits, Maria; Gefferth, Eva – Gifted Education International, 1995
In case studies of four nine-year-old Hungarian children with high intellectual potential, this study analyzed the sociocultural, environmental, and family-connected factors and the motivational and personality traits responsible for the decrease of intellectual potential in some children. (SW)
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Case Studies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students