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Oswald, Marietjie; Rabie, Erika – Gifted Education International, 2017
In this article, we report the findings of a qualitative, collective case study exploring the academic experiences of six grade 11 gifted students in two schools in diverse socio-economic communities in rural Western South Africa. Gifted students represent an important component of a nation's intellectual capital. They possess the qualities needed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 11, Secondary School Students, Academically Gifted
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Eriksson, Gillian – Gifted Education International, 2014
Eminent individuals have made significant contributions to their fields that have impacted on fundamental knowledge and practices around the world, a description that aptly describes the world-known South African paleoanthropologist and scientist, Professor Phillip Tobias. This article presents evidence from his early childhood and schooling that…
Descriptors: Profiles, Foreign Countries, Paleontology, Scientists
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Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Moore, Tammy Lynne; Maree, Kobus – Gifted Education International, 2013
Always regarded as somewhat of an "outsider" (the child of an English-speaking (Catholic) mother and an Afrikaans (Protestant) father in an exclusively Afrikaans milieu) and growing up extremely poor, seeing the hardship of others and realising how much talent was going to waste, Kobus Maree took a particular interest in gifted…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Foreign Countries, Creativity, Strategic Planning
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Peters, Phil; Katsaros, Alex; Howard, Rosalyn; Lindgren, Robb – Gifted Education International, 2012
This pilot project conducted by researchers from the University of Central Florida (UCF) seeks to answer the question: Does a real-time, two-way, mobile, remote webcasting system have special properties for learning compared with traditional distance learning platforms? Students enrolled in two online, undergraduate UCF courses explored South…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Pilot Projects, Foreign Countries, Learning Experience
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Eriksson, Gillian – Gifted Education International, 2012
"It is the year 2025 and I am compiling this article for an instant VPD (videopod) that is streamed over the world. An EESR (Educational Expert Service Request) came from an empathetic computer HIAS (Hi, I am Sam) that matched my qualifications with a quest by online activists SFT (Searching for Truth) to examine global interactions in…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Global Education, Communication (Thought Transfer), Academically Gifted
Maree, Jacobus G.; Ebersohn, Liesel – Gifted Education International, 2002
This article examines the possible meaning of the construct "emotional intelligence". Two case studies of adolescent males are presented and indicate that emotional intelligence has a significant impact not only on the qualitative level of intelligence actualization but also on the quantitative level of intelligence measurement and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Development
Maree, J. G.; Bester, S. E.; Lubbe, C.; Beck, G. – Gifted Education International, 2001
This article proposes a post-modern model for career counseling of gifted students which emphasizes empowering the individual to make his/her own decisions about the future using a narrative approach in which the client creates his/her own life story. Principles of the model are illustrated with a case study of a 14-year-old gifted black girl in…
Descriptors: Black Students, Career Counseling, Case Studies, Females