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Culross, Rita R. – Gifted and Talented International, 2008
The world of creative scientists is dramatically different in the 21st century than it was during previous centuries. Whether biologists, chemists, physicists, engineers, mathematicians, or computer scientists, the livelihood of research scientists is dependent on their abilities of creative expression. The view of a solitary researcher who…
Descriptors: Research Tools, Creative Activities, Corporations, Psychology
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Baker, Philip A. – Gifted and Talented International, 2008
The intent here is to describe an "in-the-trenches" model for preparing teachers for service in a rather specialized field. It is presently operating successfully at the University of Winnipeg, in the Province of Manitoba, Canada and is offered to stimulate and guide enrichment and talent development efforts for pre-service teachers in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Talent Development, Curriculum Enrichment
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Ficici, Abdullah; Siegle, Del – Gifted and Talented International, 2008
Teachers play a key role in the identification and training of talented mathematicians, and their attitudes are important in improving math instruction for gifted students. We surveyed secondary mathematics teachers from South Korea, Turkey, and the United States. These teachers completed a survey instrument called the Teachers' Judgments of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Symbols (Mathematics), Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers
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Vidergor, Hava; Reiter, Shunit – Gifted and Talented International, 2008
The study was aimed at assessing gifted students' satisfaction with school. The research sample comprised 229 Israeli elementary and junior high school gifted students, studying in separate classrooms, pullout programmes and pullout programme dropouts, and 140 regular students studying at the same schools. Satisfaction was measured using a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academically Gifted, Dropouts, Teaching Methods
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Nicholas, Howard; Ng, Wan – Gifted and Talented International, 2008
Blending the arts into students' learning of science concepts through role-play and drama is unusual pedagogy in schools. For seven Australian Year Five students seeking extended learning, advanced scientific concepts were learned during the creative process of script writing and production of a science play called "Hectic Electric". A…
Descriptors: Creativity, Dramatic Play, Scientific Concepts, Thinking Skills
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Kim, HeeJung; Gentry, Marcia – Gifted and Talented International, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine Korean elementary teachers' knowledge of and interest in gifted education, in-service training needs, and perceptions of gifted education to provide implications for developing in-service teacher training programs. "Korean elementary teachers completed the survey, Korean Elementary Teachers:…
Descriptors: Teacher Qualifications, Academically Gifted, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers
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Alnabhan, Mousa – Gifted and Talented International, 2008
The main aim of the current study was to assess the level of the emotional intelligence (EI) of high school teachers in Karak district of Jordan. A sample of 222 teachers was randomly selected and filtered on the basis of an inconsistency index. A scale of 55 items measuring empathy, emotions regulation, interpersonal management, self management,…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Self Management, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers
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Escobedo, Pedro Sanchez – Gifted and Talented International, 2008
Instruments, procedures, and criteria for the screening of Mayan students in Yucatan, Mexico are depicted and evaluated by analyzing the results of their use on 242 students in five different regions of Yucatan. These 242, 8th grade students were selected from a pool of 1,530 potentially gifted students. Participants responded to a variety of…
Descriptors: Maya (People), Standardized Tests, Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted
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Karwowski, Maciej – Gifted and Talented International, 2008
Two studies were conducted to show connections between giftedness and intuition. The first study was exploratory. A sample of 194 gifted adolescent students (N=194) included fifty-five students identified as gifted by their teachers and fifty-six percent who were female. Using the Polish version of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, the students…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Creativity, Cognitive Style, Gifted
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Van Deur, Penny – Gifted and Talented International, 2008
This paper reports on an assessment of knowledge of SDL in primary (elementary) South Australian school students, fifty-six of whom were assessed to be high reasoning. The goals of the study were to identify the effectiveness of teaching and assessing knowledge of Self-Directed Learning (SDL) in high reasoning students, investigate whether there…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Path Analysis
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Rosado, Javier I.; Pfeiffer, Steven I.; Petscher, Yaacov – Gifted and Talented International, 2008
This study was a preliminary examination of the psychometric properties of a newly developed Spanish translated version of the "Gifted Rating Scales-School Form (GRS-S)". Data was collected from elementary and middle schools in northeastern Puerto Rico. Thirty teachers independently rated 153 students using the "GRS-S" Spanish…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academically Gifted, Rating Scales, Foreign Countries
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