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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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Eiserman, Jennifer; Lai, Heather; Rushton, Chelsea – Gifted Education International, 2017
Dabrowski recognized that the creative process is important in the personality development of the gifted and talented. Given the intrinsically creative nature of learning in an arts-infused context, we hypothesize that interdisciplinary approaches to curriculum address the unique needs of the gifted. First, we will summarize Dabrowski's theory of…
Descriptors: Art Education, Gifted, Interdisciplinary Approach, Middle School Students
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Liu, Sylvia; Yuen, Mantak; Rao, Nirmala – Gifted Education International, 2017
This paper describes a social skills programme implemented to enhance the social competence of Primary-one students in order to ensure a smooth adjustment after transition from kindergarten to a formal school learning environment. The participants were 122 students (64 boys and 58 girls; mean age 6.17 years, SD = 0.29 years) newly enrolled in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention
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Tam, Raymond Kwok-Wai – Gifted Education International, 2017
In the previous literature on gifted education in Hong Kong, there has been little mention of special schools for gifted and/or talented students in Hong Kong except for GT College, Hong Kong's first college for the gifted. Some notable researchers in gifted education in Hong Kong have described the college briefly with regard to its admission…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Special Education, Special Schools
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Lo, Cecilia C.; Yuen, Mantak – Gifted Education International, 2017
This small-scale exploratory study identified strategies used by three intellectually very able university students with specific learning difficulties for maintaining motivation on their path to achievement. All three participants were located in Hong Kong. The research questions were: (a) What coping strategies are used by intellectually very…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coping, Gifted Disabled, Student Motivation
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Kaya, Fatih; Stough, Laura M.; Juntune, Joyce – Gifted Education International, 2017
This study explored the relationship between verbal and nonverbal intelligence scores in students from low-income households. Researchers investigated how the verbal and nonverbal scores of these students differed both by ability level and within each grade. The Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scale was administered to 1935 kindergarten through…
Descriptors: Poverty, Correlation, Intelligence, Nonverbal Ability
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Sisk, Dorothy A. – Gifted Education International, 2016
This article will share the intellectual journey E. Paul Torrance and I traveled in 2001, in which we explored psychology, science and ancient wisdom and traditions, including Native American and indigenous traditions, to establish a foundation for spiritual intelligence. This section will be followed by ways to develop and nurture spiritual…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Intuition, Visualization, Problem Solving
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Zweiback, Yoshi; Kaplan, Sandra N.; Manzone, Jessica – Gifted Education International, 2016
This paper addresses the question of spirituality in a religious setting, and prayer as an expression of ultimate values, as a discipline which inspires empathy, as an instrument for connecting us with nature, and as a compass pointing us toward God, meaning, and purpose. Spirituality in the general education setting will also be discussed, as…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Empathy, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking
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Seney, Robert W. – Gifted Education International, 2016
This paper begins a discussion of the importance of moments of inspiration, or as they are commonly called "mountain top experiences", in the development of the Self, as defined by Annemarie Roeper. In considering the spiritual nature of gifted children, a long overdue discussion, the concept of Self or self-awareness is often reflected…
Descriptors: Gifted, Metacognition, Self Concept, Spiritual Development
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Kemp, Kate – Gifted Education International, 2016
Using a Living Theory approach to action research I explore "Gifts, Talents and Education" by considering what my "unique talent" is, and I use my response as a lens through which to examine literature on the subject and my own professional and personal experience. I have used narratives, written over time, as data to which I…
Descriptors: Talent, Action Research, Values, Personal Narratives
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Cupertino, Christina; Arantes, Denise R. B.; Melcher, Mariangela F. – Gifted Education International, 2016
This article discusses the role of creation and thought in contemporary life, education and, in particular, gifted education. Beginning with traditional approaches to creativity, some implications of diverse ways of understanding these two human activities in education are discussed, and reflections upon ways in which the particular concepts of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Creativity, Thinking Skills, Creative Thinking
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Gyarmathy, Éva – Gifted Education International, 2016
In the 21st century support for gifted education and talent, as are many other earlier values and solutions, is being reassessed. In the age of rapidly changing values, keeping provision up-to-date is achieved through the continual rethinking, reviewing and challenging the concept of giftedness and talent. The perception and our understanding of…
Descriptors: Talent, Gifted, Special Education, Creativity
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Freeman, Joan – Gifted Education International, 2016
In just a few decades, electronic networks have expanded beyond all expectations. Instant messaging via smart phones and computers of all sorts whizz round the world. Researchers and policy makers are strongly divided in their findings and conclusions as to the effects of possible persuasive changes on the minds and lives of children, particularly…
Descriptors: Social Media, Gifted, Talent, Emotional Development
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Maker, C. J. – Gifted Education International, 2016
In this article, the author describes a different theory of multiple abilities, the Prism Model, developed with Usanee Anuruthwong from Thailand, and further evolved with Belle Wallace from the UK and Leonie Kronborg from Australia. Using this model, insights gained will be shared that have been gained from working with children and adults from…
Descriptors: Ability, Religious Factors, Problem Solving, American Indians
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Whitehead, Jack; Huxtable, Marie – Gifted Education International, 2016
In our last paper in "GEI" we presented an argument for teachers to engage in Living Educational Theory research as Continuing Professional Development. In this paper we extend our analysis to show how this can empower educators to improve their practice and, by offering as a gift the knowledge they generate in the process, contribute to…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Research, Professionalism, Professional Continuing Education
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