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Fryer, Marilyn – Gifted and Talented International, 2010
In this interesting article, Hisham Ghassib (2010) describes the transformation of science from its craft status in a pre-modern era to the major knowledge industry it is today. He then compares the production of scientific knowledge with industrial production, but makes the important distinction between the process of developing scientific…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Scientific Methodology, Scientists, Science and Society
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Kronborg, Leonie – Gifted and Talented International, 2010
The lives of ten eminent Australian women across seven talent domains were explored for factors that contributed to the development of their talent. Nine themes and related sub-themes emerged that were linked to the Model of Adult Female Talent Development (MAFTD) developed by Noble, Subotnik & Arnold (1996, 1999). Results provided support for…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent Development, Foreign Countries, Performance Factors
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Zunic, Dora Balic; Christiansen, Mette; Oersted, Lea – Gifted and Talented International, 2010
Based on the observations of teachers and other adults in the framework of our school concept, this study follows the development of a young boy during his first three school years. Jerry is gifted in many fields and shows a complex range of interests. Although he was among the youngest in his class coming into the school, Jerry was more…
Descriptors: Young Children, Academically Gifted, Creative Activities, Comparative Analysis
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Persson, Roland S. – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
This study set out to investigate which career path a group of intellectually gifted individuals chose, if any. How did they actually like their work, and what were the reasons for satisfaction or dissatisfaction with their chosen career? In all, 287 Mensa members (216 men and 71 women) constituted the research group. Their average age was 34.4…
Descriptors: Age, Gifted, Measures (Individuals), Social Work
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Wu, Echo H.; Hertberg-Davis, Holly – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
This paper illustrates a case study on two Chinese American families with gifted children, and the major topic focuses on the influence of parenting beliefs and practices on children's talent development. In-depth interviews were employed to collect data from the Chinese parents who lived in America, and research questions include the daily…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Chinese Americans
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Nauta, Noks; Ronner, Sieuwke; Groeneveld, Benno – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
In this article the story of a fictional young university-educated woman is presented who struggles with making choices in her career and in her life. In this case report background information on gifted people at work is provided. In addition to that jobs and companies which are appropriate for highly gifted are mentioned. Besides that…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Gifted, Young Adults, Job Application
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Lee, Mi-Soon; Siegle, Del – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
This study examined school factors related to the learning style preferences of gifted Korean American students. The "Learning Styles Inventory-III" ("LSI"; Renzulli, Rizza, & Smith, 2002) and the "Ethnic Orientation Scale" ("EOS") were administered to 407 Korean American students in 30 schools. A…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Gifted, Korean Americans, Measures (Individuals)
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Palak, Zofia; Kirenko, Janusz; Gindrich, Piotr; Kazanowski, Zdzislaw; Pielecki, Andrzej – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
The paper is devoted to the review of our research with respect to the Polish special education student teachers' readiness to work with gifted and talented children. The research covered not only special education students but also their peers who represented other pedagogical specialisations. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the level of…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent, Foreign Countries, Special Education
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Eris, Bahar; Seyfi, Ramazan; Hanoz, Suna – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
This phenomenological study investigates the perceptions and experiences of Turkish parents with children identified as gifted based upon IQ testing. The voices of parents with gifted children have been missing from academic literature in Turkey. The semi-structured interviews conducted with 31 parents from 23 families were designed to find out…
Descriptors: Gifted, Interviews, Foreign Countries, Phenomenology
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David, Hanna; Khalil, Mahmood – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
Since Israel's independence in 1948 Arab females were the main beneficiaries of the law of mandatory education. Arab women aged 65+ have, on average, less than one year of formal education. Their granddaughters, aged 18-24, have about 12.5 years of schooling--a number that increases each year. As in many Arab countries, Arab girls in Israel tend…
Descriptors: Females, Compulsory Education, Arabs, Older Adults
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Magro, Karen – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
This qualitative study examines dimensions of emotional intelligence and, more specifically, the growth of resilience through the experiences and challenges of ten refugee and newcomer adult learners who were either children or teenagers during times of conflict and war. Despite their hardships, learners interviewed in this study showed…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Refugees
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Al-Hroub, Anies – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
The current study investigates how two groups of mathematically gifted pupils with learning difficulties (MG/LD) change/do not change their attitudes towards, and beliefs about, mathematics over five weeks during which they received two different instructional programs in mathematics. Thirty pupils (16 girls and 14 boys), aged 10 years to 11 years…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Gifted, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Ryan, David; Wilson, Joanne – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
A unique talent development project took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland over the autumn (fall) term of 2007 that developed 60 young people from ten diverse schools (Special, Secondary, Grammar, Controlled (state schools) and Catholic Maintained). The project culminated in Manchester on 3 December 2007 when the Young People undertook a journey…
Descriptors: State Schools, Program Descriptions, Athletes, Foreign Countries
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Karwowski, Maciej; Lebuda, Izabela; Wisniewska, Ewa – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
The article presents results of research conducted on a large sample (N = 1,316) of youths of both sexes (49% men and 51% women) from two categories of schools--public or state (68%) and non-public or private (32%). Participants' creative ability and style of creative functioning was assessed using Urban & Jellen TCT-DP (to assess level) and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Public Schools, Grade Point Average, Foreign Countries
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Khaleefa, Omar – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
Although many studies have been conducted in the West regarding child prodigies, no such studies have taken place in indigenous Arab cultures--particularly not in Sudan. The present study attempts to bridge the existing gap in this area by focusing on a Sudanese child prodigy with extraordinary inclination towards astronomy. It is a qualitative…
Descriptors: Gifted, Identification, Astronomy, Foreign Countries
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