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Sánchez-Escobedo, Pedro; Park, Kyubin; Hollingworth, Liz; Misiuniene, Jurga; Ivanova, Liena – Gifted Education International, 2014
The article aims to depict the most common ideas regarding wisdom from young people across different countries: Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Republic of Korea and the United States. A questionnaire was administered to nearly 800 adolescents from these countries and comparisons by country and gender were made regarding participants' perceptions of a…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Justice, Values, Factor Analysis
Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2003
In this interview, Seokee Cho, the Director of the Research Center on the Education of the Gifted and Talented, discusses the implementation of gifted education in Korea, key issues in gifted education, the role personality plays in giftedness, the importance of mentors, parental involvement, ability identification, and fostering giftedness. (CR)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement
Jeon, Kyung-Won; Jeon, Kyung-Nam – Gifted Education International, 2001
A qualitative study of 5 highly creative kindergartners and 5 low creative kindergartners in Korea, found that the mothers and fathers of highly creative children had consistent child rearing styles. The mothers of highly creative cases provided rich home environments to foster creativity and encouragement compared to low creative cases. (Contains…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Rearing, Creative Thinking, Creativity
Cho, Seokhee – Gifted Education International, 1997
To identify factors which facilitate or hinder personal career advancement, 162 Korean graduates from the most prestigious Korean girls' high school were studied. Gifted girls who achieved in their professional lives were determined to advance in their careers and had aspirations for career development which were supported by their families.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adults, Career Development, Employment Level
Jeon, Kyung-Won – Gifted Education International, 2000
A study investigated the effects of a creative thinking program on Korean gifted and typical preschoolers. Compared to a control group (n=40), the 40 program participants (both gifted and typical) performed significantly higher on tests of cognitive ability and creative abilities of originality, imagination, and fluency. (Contains six references.)…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Foreign Countries
Jeon, Kyung-Won – Gifted Education International, 1993
This study of 68 scientifically gifted Korean high school students indicated that males and females are more similar than different on mental health profiles. Both sexes were relatively free of maladjustment, with males scoring higher on self-criticism than females. Self-concept was correlated with intelligence but not with achievement.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academically Gifted, Foreign Countries, High Achievement
Jeon, Kyung-Won; Feldhusen, John F. – Gifted Education International, 1993
A survey of 215 American and Korean teachers and parents of gifted children found that American respondents perceived such factors as low self-concept, hostile behavior toward authority, peer acceptance, and lack of discipline to be more important in fostering underachievement than did Korean respondents. Important factors to both groups were…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Gifted