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Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2019
This conversation with Joe Renzulli begins by exploring the length of time Renzulli has been involved with gifted education; when his first paper was published; the general tone of gifted education in the U.S. when Renzulli began his career; and the origin of Renzulli's "three-ring conxeptualization." Additionally, Renzulli is asked to…
Descriptors: Gifted, Educational History, Teaching Methods, Intelligence Tests
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Evaniuck, Jayson; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2019
Ellen Winner is a psychologist and a professor at Boston College. She specializes in psychology of art. In this interview, she answers the following questions including: (1) What are you currently working on, researching? (2) Could you elaborate on the intrinsic value of art education? (3) How might you compare your work today to earlier advocates…
Descriptors: Gifted, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Psychology
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Sansom, Shyanne; Barnes, Bryan; Carrizales, Jason; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2018
This article offers a conversation with Dr. Jane Piirto, author, and professor at Ashland University, where she teaches in the Department of Inclusive Services & Exceptional Learners and the Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies. Here she discusses what she is currently working on, how the five dimensions of overexcitability relate to ADHD,…
Descriptors: Gifted, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Poetry, Staff Development
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Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2017
In this reflective conversation, Marianne Kuzujanakis, a pediatrician and homeschool educator to a profoundly gifted child, discusses her involvement with gifted kids, which began when she approached Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG), a nonprofit gifted support organization. She became fully active in supporting the gifted after her…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Pediatrics, Clinical Diagnosis, Talent Identification
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Cripps, Louise – Gifted Education International, 2013
In this account I explore and clarify my responsibility as I explain how I have come to my current understanding of talent creation, and why I feel it is so important to develop an inclusive approach to talent creation which provides opportunities for all the children to develop talents through their time at school, and to have them recognised and…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Talent Development, Educational Opportunities, Inclusion
Seevers, Randy; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2003
In this interview, Dorothy Sisk discusses gifted education, teacher education, gifted identification, encouraging gifted girls, on-line teacher education, and support services for beginning teachers, family involvement, social and emotional needs of the gifted, gifted minority students, vocational occupational awareness for gifted students,…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Career Awareness, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices
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
Morris, Elizabeth – Gifted Education International, 2002
A psychotherapist recounts her personal and professional development in concepts of self-esteem. The article considers core conditions for development of healthy self-esteem, the powerful effects wrought by teachers who create healthy emotional environments, emotional intelligence and emotional literacy, current initiatives to develop emotional…
Descriptors: Child Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Development, Emotional Intelligence
Dunne, Richard – Gifted Education International, 2002
Discussion of why many experimental educational programs seem promising initially but disappointing when widely applied leads to detailed examination of the concept of "explanation." A proposed model for planning classroom work involves: (1) focusing students on the nature of the problem; (2) orienting pupils to a theoretical construct; and (3)…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Gifted Education International, 2002
Robert J. Sternberg, director of the Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise, reviews current concerns regarding giftedness and reflects on his work. He laments the use of programs whose efficacy has not been shown and stresses the need to identify giftedness in all its forms. (CR)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Gallagher, James J. – Gifted Education International, 2002
Discussion of changing views in the education of gifted students identifies five dimensions of change: (1) changing views of the concept of intelligence, (2) changing views on who is gifted, (3) differentiation of curriculum for gifted students, (4) the competing values of equity and excellence in American education, and (5) the new easy access to…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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
Knobel, Ron; Shaughnessy, Michael – Gifted Education International, 2002
Among key ideas arising in a conversation with Joe Renzulli, a leader in gifted education, are: background factors in the three-ring conception of giftedness; current needs in gifted education; the importance of practical experience in teacher training; the need of gifted students for support beyond that available in the regular classroom; and the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Information Dissemination, Interviews
Freeman, Joan – Gifted Education International, 2001
Responsibility is described as a mixture of intellect and emotion which schools can positively develop and as particularly pertinent to the gifted as potential opinion formers. The growth of children's responsibility is considered within the school social context, individual emotional development, and the effects of the teacher and teaching style.…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Development
Eriksson-Sluti, Gillian – Gifted Education International, 2001
This article describes stereotypes of gifted children that generate negative attitudes. It clarifies how stereotypes have been used to exclude children from programming and how equity issues are often ignored in identification. The exploration of these issues resulted in the development of a "gifted game", created as a project by undergraduate…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Diversity (Student), Educational Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education
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