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Frantz, Roger S.; McClarty, Katie Larsen – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
Educational policies and practices are influenced by cultural, political, and economic factors, and this is also true of specialized educational approaches such as gifted education. Factors such as a country's cultural tendency toward egalitarianism or meritocracy, whether the political system is centralized or decentralized, and the degree to…
Descriptors: Gifted, Special Education, Cultural Influences, Economic Factors
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Hannig, Nele; Koop, Christine – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
In Germany, parents can request counseling and assessment of school-related learning and behavioral issues from either independent counseling centers or school-based ones. Focusing on giftedness consultations at independent counseling centers, the goal of this study is to provide a detailed description of the reasons for and the issues discussed…
Descriptors: Gifted, Correlation, Age Differences, Gender Differences
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Karami, Sareh; Ghahremani, Mehdi – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
Using a grounded theory approach to the study of historical texts and an expert interview, this study investigates culturally embedded conceptions of giftedness as evidenced in one of the most important Iranian literary canons, "The Gulistan", to guide the development of education and programming for gifted and talented students in Iran.…
Descriptors: Gifted, Grounded Theory, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Vuyk, M. Alexandra; Kerr, Barbara A.; Krieshok, Thomas S. – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
In the theory of positive disintegration (TPD), Dabrowski described overexcitabilities (OEs), manifestations of inner energy with a developmental purpose that appear more common in gifted individuals. Unfortunately, most studies present OEs outside of the context of the original theory as if they were standalone traits applicable to gifted…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Personality Traits, Student Characteristics, Student Behavior
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Baudson, Tanja Gabriele; Ziemes, Johanna Fee – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
Identity formation is particularly challenging for stigmatized minorities. The minority stress model (MSM) posits that both negative stereotypes and their internalization represent stressors. There is evidence that this applies to the gifted, too. However, their status is ambiguous, given that both negative and positive stereotypes exist.…
Descriptors: Gifted, Self Concept, Regression (Statistics), Minority Groups
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Irving, Julie Anne; Oppong, Ernestina; Shore, Bruce M. – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
Quebec students have generally excelled in international mathematics comparisons and 22% performed in the top category, Level 6, on PISA in 2012. Several countries with more extensive gifted programs scored and ranked considerably lower and had smaller proportions achieving Level 6. Does this mean a general mathematics curriculum with such indices…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills
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Yang, Yang; Gentry, Marcia; Wu, Jiaxi; Jen, Enyi; Maeda, Yukiko – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
This study is to investigate whether "My Class Activities" (MCA; Gentry & Gable, 2001a), an instrument developed to measure students' perceptions of their classroom activities, yields valid data when used with elementary students in China after translation into Chinese. The four factors measured by the instrument (Interest,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Class Activities
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Leana-Tascilar, Marilena Z. – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
The Actiotope Model of Giftedness (AMG) focuses on person--environment interactions to define giftedness. The development of the Questionnaire of Educational and Learning Capital (QELC) was based on the AMG. The first aim of this study was to present the reliability and validity of a Turkish version of the QELC for 10th grade students. The second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Questionnaires, Environmental Influences
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Preckel, Franzis; Rach, Hannah; Scherrer, Vsevolod – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
The present study investigated changes in self-esteem, academic self-concept, intellectual self-concept, and social self-concepts of acceptance, assertion, relations with same-sex peers and relations with other-sex peers with 177 gifted students participating in a 16-day summer school in Germany. Students were assessed three times by self-report…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Self Esteem, Academic Ability, Intelligence
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Walker, Cheryl L.; Shore, Bruce M. – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
There has been a longstanding assumption that gifted, high-ability, or high-performing students prefer working alone; however, this may not be true in every case. The current study expanded on this assumption to reveal more nuanced learning preferences of these students. Sixty-nine high-performing and community-school students in Grades 5 and 6…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, High Achievement, Preferences, Learning Processes
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Park, Soeun – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
Since the term twice-exceptional has been entered to the field of gifted education, many studies have investigated the population of students who possess both giftedness and disabilities. It has been shown that there are some challenges to recognizing twice-exceptional children due to current screening and identification process. For this reason,…
Descriptors: Gifted Disabled, Cultural Differences, Parenting Styles, Asian Americans
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Heinbokel, Annette – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
The aim of the present study is to assess and document the experiences of schools, parents, adolescents, and, finally, adults with grade skipping in Germany to form recommendations for handling this type of acceleration. This article is based on three studies on grade skipping; two studies conducted in schools in Lower Saxony, Germany, spanned the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Alhusaini, Abdulnasser A.; Maker, C. June – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine students' creativity when writing open-ended stories--across ethnicity, gender, and grades. Participants were 139 students, including 67 males and 72 females, from urban and rural areas of the southwestern United States. The students were in third, fourth, and fifth grades and included three ethnicities:…
Descriptors: Creativity, Writing (Composition), Ethnicity, Gender Differences
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Bean, Vanessa; Farmer, Nicole M.; Kerr, Barbara A. – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
The Maker Movement is an international trend for communities to form around shared tools and workspaces in order to engage in do-it-yourself activities. Women are underrepresented in Makerspaces, and exploration of issues related to their participation may provide directions for future research. Eight women participated in a focus group study of…
Descriptors: Females, Creative Activities, Disproportionate Representation, Participation
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Haberlin, Steve – Gifted and Talented International, 2015
Gifted children may experience additional stressors due to their unique characteristics. While empirical evidence suggests otherwise, qualitative studies and clinical observations indicate that gifted individuals may suffer from higher levels of stress due to perfectionistic tendencies, heightened sensitivity, social challenges, and additional…
Descriptors: Coping, Anxiety, Gifted, Stress Management
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