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Skuse, Amy – Gifted Education International, 2014
I write this article in an attempt to establish my own view upon gifted and talented education and as an attempt to review and analyse the perspectives and opinions of others in the field of education. I will examine how people believe gifts and talents are created in an attempt to establish and affirm my own viewpoint. I will look at what I…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent, Special Education, Teacher Attitudes
Eyre, Deborah; Coates, David; Fitzpatrick, Mary; Higgins, Chris; McClure, Lynne; Wilson, Helen; Chamberlin, Rosemary – Gifted Education International, 2002
A review of British research on effective teaching of able students leads to a report on the Oxfordshire Effective Teachers of Able Pupils Project. This study found effective teachers shared similar beliefs about learning, had empathy with the needs of able children, created a secure classroom environment, held high expectations, used…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Gifted
Brighouse, Tim – Gifted Education International, 2002
Thoughts on changes in Britain's attitude to prescribing curricular content suggest that the current curricular blueprint is faulty with a huge imbalance of information at the expense of skill development. The author identifies important third millenium skills in the areas of education for survival, understanding our place in the world,…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, British National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs
Hopkinson, David – Gifted Education International, 1983
Parents may expect more services for their gifted children than can be delivered by British school districts, which must consider all children. Parents' preference for independent schools may be due to perceived social and attentional benefits, rather than practices of state schools; however parents want greater participation in planning future…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Postlethwaite, Keith; Denton, Cliff – Gifted Education International, 1983
The ability for high future performance in English, French, Physics, and Mathematics was examined in 13-year-old students in 11 British comprehensive schools. Among results are that most high performers on 0-level examinations were also nominated by subject teachers as high performers. (Author/MC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academically Gifted, Foreign Countries, Prediction
Clark, Catherine – Gifted Education International, 1998
Describes a project in which a small group of teachers of gifted students in primary and secondary schools in England used action research as an holistic way of undertaking professional development, which encouraged them to question their values, beliefs, and assumptions about teaching and learning. (CR)
Descriptors: Action Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Gifted
Shillor, Irith – Gifted Education International, 1997
Using Taxi-Cab Geometry (a non-Euclidean geometry program) as the starting point, 14 mathematically gifted British secondary students (ages 12-14) were asked to consider the differences between Euclidean and Non-Euclidean geometries, then to construct their own geometry and to consider the non-Euclidean elements within it. The positive effects of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geometry, Gifted, Junior High Schools
Butler, Colin – Gifted Education International, 1999
This article describes an experimental course in advanced thinking developed for a group of exceptionally able British lower sixth formers. The course stresses: (1) practice in efficient deductive reasoning; (2) elucidation and consideration of major thought processes and concepts; and (3) exploration of various aspects of the evolution of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Basic Skills, Cognitive Development, Course Descriptions
George, David – Gifted Education International, 1992
This article reviews the current state of gifted education in Great Britain, noting the development of a national center; effects of the National Curriculum; needs; aims; and issues, such as early childhood education, distance inservice courses for teachers, and use of information technology to individualize instruction. (DB)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices
Tyerman, Maurice J. – Gifted Education International, 1986
Use of conventional standardized intelligence tests to identify gifted students presents problems with students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Assessment of learning ability (in particular the method of "test, teach, and test") may be a better method for identifying gifted students. Tests being used in Israel and Great Britain are…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cultural Differences, Culture Fair Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
Marjoram, Tom – Gifted Education International, 1986
Educational opportunity for growth and self-fulfillment should remain open to people of all ages. In Great Britain there are several higher and adult education systems to encourage and fulfill the talents of youth, adults, and older students, including open learning systems, youth services, flexistudy, open universities, adult education, and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adults, Educational Opportunities
Renshaw, Peter – Gifted Education International, 1982
Britain's Yehudi Menuhin School is a residential program in which 47 highly committed and talented young string players and pianists (8-18 years old) are exposed to a belief in the importance of the all-around educated artist rather than the narrow technician. (CO)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musicians, Special Schools