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Ruf, Deborah L. – Gifted Education International, 2021
A 17-year longitudinal follow-up of 56 American gifted children investigates and gives examples of a variety of social, emotional, and career outcomes for children who are in the same intellectual ranges. Evaluated for 5 Levels of Giftedness as children, the subjects' intellectual abilities are compared within and across five ability levels of…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Academically Gifted, Personality Traits, Parent Influence
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Miedijensky, Shirley – Gifted Education International, 2018
This study aims to assess the views of outstanding teachers of the gifted regarding their students' learning environment. Thirty teachers were interviewed and an interpretive approach was used to analyze their views. The teachers' comments were divided according to the following themes: (a) characteristics of gifted students, (b) characteristics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Educational Environment, Teacher Attitudes
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Yeo, Lay See; Pfeiffer, Steven I. – Gifted Education International, 2018
Gifted education (GE) in Singapore is entering its third decade. However, local research into the gifted is typically undertaken by graduate students and left as unpublished data. Internationally, there is also very little if any research on counseling models that have been empirically validated for use with gifted children irrespective of their…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Models, Gifted, Student Needs
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Chan, Serene; Yuen, Mantak – Gifted Education International, 2015
The long-term aim of fostering creativity in all students is specifically included in Hong Kong's curriculum guidelines. However, implementation of teaching strategies to achieve this aim has presented difficulties for many teachers. It is likely that teachers with experience in gifted education are in the best position in this respect, because…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Academically Gifted, Creativity
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Broecher, Joachim – Gifted Education International, 2015
The HighScope Summer Camp for Teenagers founded by David P. Weikart in 1963, and operated until 2002, was an international, inclusive gifted education program that aided many young people, including those from disadvantaged social strata, in their personal development and shaped them in a special way. The six-week program stood for a high degree…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Adolescents, Academically Gifted, Day Camp Programs
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Mounter, Joy – Gifted Education International, 2013
I am in the unique position as headteacher to develop policy in my school, influencing the experiences of staff, parents and children, as well as a wider audience through my essays and published work (Mounter, 2008). This essay will be in the form of a narrative using the living theory action research approach (Whitehead and McNiff, 2006). It will…
Descriptors: School Policy, Academically Gifted, Personal Narratives, Talent Development
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Gill, Bradley – Gifted Education International, 2012
Thinking outside of the box is a standard cliche for creativity. Yet an awareness of the boxed nature of new media can empower young students to think creatively about design. This article is a reflection of one teacher who led a group of young students in a series of lessons based on basic design principles related to technology. It is based on…
Descriptors: Creativity, Educational Environment, Thinking Skills, Technology
Kaniel, Shlomo – Gifted Education International, 2002
This article discusses preparing able learners for the technologically dynamic future by teaching High Thinking Processes (HTP). It describes components of HTP and four main elements for developing HTP: well organized and justified curricula with appropriate tasks; metacognitive teaching; learning communities and challenging environments; and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Decision Making
Hudspeth, Albert – Gifted Education International, 2002
This article discusses the influence of educators on the development of gifted students and describes the efforts of the English College in Prague to put skilled teachers and gifted students together. It stresses the need for effective and focused teaching and outlines characteristics of a learning environment. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Environment, Environmental Influences, Foreign Countries
White, Lesley – Gifted Education International, 2000
This article summarizes the reasons for the underachievement of gifted girls and presents an overview of the programs and strategies recommended and in some cases, implemented, which aim to prevent and/or rectify gifted female underachievement. Early intervention, parental involvement and teacher education are emphasized. (Contains references.)…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences
Passow, A. Harry – Gifted Education International, 1994
This paper discusses changing aspects of gifted education in the past 40 years in relation to definitions, identification, and service provision. The field is seen to have broadened to a more holistic and dynamic approach in which the complexity of human potential is accepted and the equal importance of family, community, and school is recognized.…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Educational Change
Feldhusen, John F. – Gifted Education International, 1994
This paper offers a model of the nature and development of talents, which views genetic factors as determining potential strengths and setting limits and views abilities, aptitudes, and intelligences emerging as a result of experiences, motivations, and styles. Specific talents are characterized by precocity, creative insight, a functional…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Creative Development, Creativity, Educational Environment
Vaughan, Trefor D. – Gifted Education International, 1985
The article views the creative process as a complex interaction in which opposites are balanced. Practical classroom applications are noted, including the establishment of a climate that encourages pursuit and risk-taking. (CL)
Descriptors: Creative Development, Creativity, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education