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Bugaj, Stephen J. – Gifted and Talented International, 2013
The US Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is a federal agency that provides educational services to military dependents in 12 foreign countries, seven states, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. Perhaps due to its restricted audience, the general public has limited knowledge of DoDEA services; moreover, empirical information about these services…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Academically Gifted, Access to Education, Public Schools
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Gallagher, Selena; Smith, Susen; Merrotsy, Peter – Gifted and Talented International, 2013
This qualitative multi-site case study sought to examine the current educational provisions in place for intellectually gifted primary school students in Queensland, and to consider the attitudes and perceptions of a range of different stakeholders, including teachers, parents and students. The perspectives of students towards their school and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted, Foreign Countries
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Chan, Regina; Yuen, Mantak – Gifted and Talented International, 2013
This article reports on a small-scale qualitative study that investigates how intrapersonal and environmental factors shape the beliefs and experiences of four talented Hong Kong sportsperons. Research questions focus on how their talents were identified and developed, obstacles they encountered, and the major influences on their development.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Talent Development, Performance Factors, Influences
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Besançon, Maud – Gifted and Talented International, 2013
In this article, conceptions of creativity in giftedness and their implications for education are reviewed. First, the definition of giftedness is examined taking into consideration the difference between intellectual giftedness and creative giftedness and the difference between potential and talent. Second, the nature of creativity based on the…
Descriptors: Creativity, Gifted, Definitions, Intellectual Development
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van der Waal, Ido; Nauta, Noks; Lindhout, Rebecca – Gifted and Talented International, 2013
This article describes a study on labour disputes of gifted people. Fifty-five gifted people, who have had one or more labour disputes, which resulted in their staying at home and filling out an online survey. Face-to-face interviews were held with seven respondents with more than two labour disputes. In this article, we describe the results of…
Descriptors: Gifted, Labor Problems, Arbitration, Grievance Procedures
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Werner, Christian; Linke, Sandra K. – Gifted and Talented International, 2013
The authors of this article believe intergenerational projects provide appropriate solutions to this complex phenomenon. With this in our mind, we present the story behind a unique German programi involving gifted young people which is designed to bring different age groups together in order to perform and share experiences through music. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intergenerational Programs, Generational Differences, Music Activities
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Saunders-Stewart, Katie S.; Walker, Cheryl L.; Shore, Bruce M. – Gifted and Talented International, 2013
Although an abundance of information exists concerning advantages and disadvantages of certain grouping arrangements with highly able students in classroom settings, little research has focused on gifted children's parents' and teachers' opinions of group work. The present study explored potential differences between these opinions. Parents (n=…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Academically Gifted, Teaching Methods
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Persson, Roland S. – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
The objective of this target article is to chart the potential threat to research validity in the field of giftedness research, and by implication also the study and practice of gifted education, in the light of cultural bias. It endeavours to pull together facts from a number of academic disciplines to make sense of how culture relates to…
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Global Approach, Cultural Relevance, Research Methodology
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Harris, Carole Ruth – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
Persson's (2012a) article is concerned with giftedness research in the light of cultural bias with a view to cultural dominance that derives from ethnocentricity. He questions the validity of current research that appears to ignore or sidestep cultural difference and proposes that an agenda for amelioration of such bias lies in greater awareness…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted, Educational Research, Cultural Context
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Garces-Bacsal, Rhoda Myra – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
Roland S. Persson's (2012a) piece is extremely comprehensive, timely and very relevant especially in light of a growing appreciation of cultural diversity and the emergence of a global community--which is an inevitable offshoot of globalisation that goes beyond world economy and international markets. It covers multiple themes; ranging from…
Descriptors: Gifted, Cultural Pluralism, Language Dominance, Models
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Sisk, Dorothy A. – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
Roland S. Persson's (2012a) article addresses a concern that many educators have stressed in their theoretical models, namely the importance of the interaction between the individual and the environment, and the impact of culture on not only values and beliefs, but on behaviour. As Persson (2012a) points out these models all have merit, but he…
Descriptors: Teachers, Adjustment (to Environment), Multicultural Education, Talent
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Gallagher, James J. – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
Roland S. Persson (2012a) has made a significant contribution to the literature in pointing out the potential for cultural bias in the body of research related to gifted and talented. He encourages a distinction between emic research, where the results are limited to a particular culture and etic research, where the results can be generalised to…
Descriptors: Political Influences, Cultural Influences, Researchers, Cultural Differences
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Anchan, John P. – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
In this commentary, the author reviews in depth Roland S. Persson's (2012a) target article. According to him Persson (2012a) presents a convincing argument as he wove through examples and explanations. The idea of superculture connects well with the established neocolonial literature and the North-South/Centre-Periphery debate. From general to…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Talent, Foreign Policy, Politics
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Vidergor, Hava E. – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
Persson's (2012a) target article calls for a cultural sensitive research paradigm in the science of giftedness. It charts the potential threats to research validity affected by cultural bias having implications on study and practice in gifted education. The eight recommendations heading under: (1) mindset and habits; (2) research skills; and (3)…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teacher Certification, Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Background
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Tebbs, Trevor J. – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
The author finds Roland S. Persson's (2012a) paper to be timely, fascinating, important and powerful. At risk of mixing metaphors, it provides much food for thought and a penetrating lens through which all those vested in the optimal realisation of human potential would be prudent to review their own perceptions, boundaries of belief and…
Descriptors: Validity, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences
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