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White, Sonia – Gifted Education International, 2014
This article explores the inner world of Sylvia Ashton-Warner, a gifted woman whose writing and teaching pedagogy earned her national and international acclaim. However, the acknowledged genius of her work is not explored herein. Rather, the inner world of a creatively gifted adult is examined, with particular reference to Dabrowski's…
Descriptors: Profiles, Gifted, Creativity, Adults
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Riley, Tracy; MacIntyre, Bill; Bicknell, Brenda; Cutler, Steve – Gifted Education International, 2010
The New Zealand Marine Studies Centre has developed a programme for secondary gifted and talented students offering hands-on science in the real world. These programmes are designed to include elements of the Enrichment Triad Model (ETM), specifically the three types of enrichment, and, to a lesser degree, some aspects of the Schoolwide Enrichment…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent, Hands on Science, Foreign Countries
Beard, Elizabeth – Gifted Education International, 1983
Parents in New Zealand often are presented with an array of contradictory recommendations for meeting needs of nine gifted children. Parents and teachers should understand motives underlying different viewpoints, clarify their aims, and, thereby, better use their limited freedom of choice for requesting appropriate provisions for gifted children.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Parent Education, Parent School Relationship
Reid, Neil – Gifted Education International, 1989
The paper describes the cultures of the Maoris and South Pacific islanders, argues that Western-oriented psychometric tests are inadequate tools for the identification of gifted Polynesian children, and calls for the development of an education system in which all cultures are recognized and appreciated. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Cultural Background, Culture Fair Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
Beard, Elizabeth M. – Gifted Education International, 1988
A refresher course on the needs of children with special abilities was organized for New Zealand primary teachers. The course covered identifying pupils' needs; organizing programs within the classroom, school, and community; understanding the child's social and emotional needs; and examining philosophical issues in providing for individual…
Descriptors: Emotional Development, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Holistic Approach
Beard, Elizabeth M.; Densem, Prue A. – Gifted Education International, 1986
The Learning Activity Mentor Program (LAMP), established for gifted high school students in Christchurch, New Zealand, is a means by which schools can draw on both materials and mentors to provide enrichment activities for very able students. The program provides advisory help to individual schools and resources such as the mentor register.…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Helping Relationship
Bevan-Brown, Jill – Gifted Education International, 1999
This paper reports selected findings from a study on Maori children with special abilities to illustrate principles of educating gifted children from minority cultures. Seven suggestions for improving educational services to these children are offered; six are specifically teacher related and the seventh addresses the need for research and the…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries