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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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Lin, Pei-Ying; Lin, Yu-Cheng – Gifted Education International, 2018
Previous studies on Indian education have urged educators to address serious concerns about inequality and inequity in gifted education, and about the assessments for students educated in extremely diverse social and cultural landscapes in India. Although it is believed that appropriate test accommodations ensure valid and meaningful test results,…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Testing Accommodations, Foreign Countries, Measurement
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Parker, James D. A.; Saklofske, Donald H.; Keefer, Kateryna V. – Gifted Education International, 2017
Much of the work on predicting academic success in postsecondary education has focused on the impact of various cognitive abilities, although in recent years there has been increased attention to the role played by emotional and social competency [also called emotional intelligence (EI)]. Previous work on the link between EI and giftedness is…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Emotional Intelligence, Prediction, Role
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Lamoureux, Kevin – Gifted Education International, 2014
This article chronicles the creative life of Ken McCluskey, the Dean of Education at the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada. He looks beyond the ivory tower and, indeed, reshapes the tower. Fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration are evident throughout the life and work of Dean McCluskey. He creates an innovative environment and…
Descriptors: Profiles, Foreign Countries, Creativity, Deans
Ali, A. Sidiq – Gifted Education International, 2001
This article discusses the purpose of gifted program evaluation and identifies some of the pertinent issues involved in evaluating gifted programs. The gifted program delivered by the Peel District Board of Education in Ontario, Canada, is used to illustrate key evaluation considerations, including gifted identification procedures and gifted…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
Lupart, Judy; Wilgosh, Lorraine – Gifted Education International, 1998
Discusses the underachievement of women and girls and describes a program for gifted Canadian students that brings together training in high school and college-level mathematics and sciences and better linkages between schools, postsecondary institutions and the business community. A current research project examining participant achievement is…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Females, Foreign Countries, Gifted
Leroux, Janice A. – Gifted Education International, 1998
In-depth interviews with 40 highly successful Canadian women in seven career fields point to the importance of relationships, role models, and intrinsic motivation as factors for success. Results suggest a model for career development that is uniquely female and is based on a sense of agency, cooperation, and versatility. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Attitudes, Career Development, Cooperation
Leroux, Janice A. – Gifted Education International, 1997
A study investigated the academic and social development of 25 Canadian gifted students (ages 12-14) in a congregated class at a Catholic high school. Results found the students enjoyed being educated with their gifted peers and valued the competition. The effects of the class on the students' self-esteem are also discussed. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Catholic Schools, Competition, Foreign Countries
Penney, Sharon; Wilgosh, Lorraine – Gifted Education International, 2000
Five parents and four teachers of gifted students were interviewed to investigate their perspectives on the relationship between parents and teachers. Combined parent-teacher themes emphasized the inadequacy of funding and gifted programming, the importance of effective parent-teacher communication and collaboration, and the effect on the child of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Needs
Leroux, Janice A. – Gifted Education International, 1994
Two studies, conducted with 8 able young women in universities and 27 successful Canadian women, examined their perceptions of family interactions, career aspirations, mentor relationships, career and family life, and self-image. Both groups revealed pressures to conform to stereotypical roles, inconsistent vertical development of careers, and the…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Career Choice, Career Development, Family Life
Leroux, Janice A. – Gifted Education International, 1989
This case study of a gifted Canadian adolescent female provides insight into her sense of achievement, coping mechanisms, career aspirations, and ego functioning. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Adolescents, Case Studies, Females
Bell, Linda May – Gifted Education International, 1986
A profile, developed to evaluate the implementation of an innovative curriculum enrichment program in Wellington County, Ontario assessed four basic dimensions: philosophy, teaching methods, resources, and student objectives. Positive consequences of the profile's use included increased staff involvement guidelines for program development and a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Lane-Smith, D. R. – Gifted Education International, 1986
The Canadian Centre for Creative Technology operates a summer program in which gifted high school students are exposed to activities designed to develop potential engineering creativity and to cultivate business skills. (CL)
Descriptors: Gifted, High Schools, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education
Sisk, Dorothy – Gifted Education International, 1982
A review of international developments in gifted education describes programs and trends in the U.S., Canada, Eastern and Western Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Included are descriptions of extracurricula centers in South Africa and increased use of independent study and mentors in the U.S. (CL)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries