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Vreys, Carla; Ndungbogun, Gilles Ndanjo; Kieboom, Tessa; Venderickx, Kathleen – High Ability Studies, 2018
Lack of knowledge of effective educational interventions for gifted children is a pressing problem in Belgian schools. Most preschool and primary school teachers enter the profession without any training in the best practices for gifted children. This results in many misconceptions about giftedness and gifted education and a diversity of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Morley, David; McKenna, Jim; Gilbert, Stephen; French, Jamie; Till, Kevin; Quarmby, Tom; Turner, Graham – High Ability Studies, 2018
This study explored the extent of financial constraints experienced by athletes on the England Talent Pathway, as perceived by talent leads from various sports. Using a mixed-methods approach, 34 participants completed online surveys with 26 follow-up interviews. Findings showed the prevalence of financial constraints on individuals within the…
Descriptors: Talent, Athletes, Foreign Countries, Costs
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Chittle, Laura; Horton, Sean; Dixon, Jess C. – High Ability Studies, 2018
Relative age effects (RAEs) explain the (dis)advantages individuals experience as a result of when they are born relative to a pre-determined cut-off date. Within an interuniversity setting, academic timing (AT) may moderate the RAE pattern due to some student-athletes having eligibility years that do not correspond with their birth years. The…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Age Differences
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Tao, Ting; Shi, Jiannong – High Ability Studies, 2018
The education of gifted children is of considerable interest. The present study focused on the effect of enriched education on intellectually gifted children's attention. In the present study, 7-12-year-old children completed seven tests of attention (alertness, focused attention, divided attention, attentional switching, sustained attention,…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Children, Preadolescents, Educational Environment
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Balestrini, Daniel Patrick; Stoeger, Heidrun – High Ability Studies, 2018
Claims of a special cultural emphasis on learning and education (SCELE) in East Asia versus the West -- the United States in particular -- are legion in the research literature. The evidence is, however, largely anecdotal, severely geographically limited, or reflects an unrepresentative selection of respondents. We review the evidentiary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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Grassinger, Robert; Scheunpflug, Annette; Zeinz, Horst; Dresel, Markus – High Ability Studies, 2018
Learning from errors seems to be crucial for talent development, but there is evidence that students learn little from their errors during school instruction. This work addressed the interplay of different adaptive reactions to errors (affective-motivational adaptive and action-related adaptive reactions), a positive error climate in the learning…
Descriptors: Error Patterns, Feedback (Response), Emotional Response, Academic Achievement
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Kozbelt, Aaron – High Ability Studies, 2017
In this paper, I review the empirical evidence for advantages in visual perception and attention that may be associated with high levels of drawing skill. Particularly in the last few decades, some substantial progress on these issues has been made, although frequently with inconsistent or even contradictory results across studies, some…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Expertise, Visual Arts, Artists
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Foley-Nicpon, Megan; Assouline, Susan G.; Kivlighan, D. Martin; Fosenburg, Staci; Cederberg, Charles; Nanji, Michelle – High Ability Studies, 2017
Contemporary models highlight the need to cultivate cognitive and psychosocial factors in developing domain-specific talent. This model was the basis for the current study where high ability youth with self-reported social difficulties (n = 28, 12 with a coexisting disability) participated in a social skills and talent development intervention…
Descriptors: Social Development, Talent Development, Intervention, Interpersonal Competence
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Leikin, Roza; Leikin, Mark; Paz-Baruch, Nurit; Waisman, Ilana; Lev, Miri – High Ability Studies, 2017
In order to achieve the present study's goal--to understand better the phenomenon of mathematical giftedness--we performed a multidimensional examination of the mental processing in students who exhibited mathematical expertise (EM) at the secondary school level. The study included participants from the three groups: students who excelled in…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Mathematics Skills, Cognitive Processes, Secondary School Students
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Cross, Tracy L.; Cross, Jennifer Riedl – High Ability Studies, 2017
Optimal talent development can only occur when high ability students are willing to take opportunities for growth in a domain and are able to persist when presented with challenges that accompany performance or production at the highest levels. This paper proposes the use of Erikson's theory of psychosocial development to provide a framework…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Social Development, Talent Development, Social Theories
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Wai, Jonathan; Rindermann, Heiner – High Ability Studies, 2017
There are many factors that go into high educational and occupational achievement, including hard work, motivation, and luck. But how important is talent? Specifically, how likely were global innovators and leaders intellectually talented or gifted when younger? This paper reviews retrospective data on multiple US samples (Total N = 11,745),…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Educational Background, Social Networks, Talent
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McCoach, D. Betsy; Yu, Huihui; Gottfried, Allen W.; Gottfried, Adele Eskeles – High Ability Studies, 2017
The Fullerton Longitudinal Study offers a unique opportunity to model the stability of intelligence and achievement and their relations from elementary through secondary school. Using latent variable modeling, we fit a cross-lagged panel model to examine the relations between intelligence and achievement in two academic domains: mathematics and…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Talent Development, Cognitive Ability, Academic Achievement
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Zeidner, Moshe – High Ability Studies, 2017
This paper presents a number of general principles and guidelines for the development of an emotional intelligence training program designed to foster emotional abilities in gifted students. The presented guidelines underscore the need for EI theory-driven program planning geared to the needs of gifted students; integrating activities into routine…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Academically Gifted, Program Development, Training
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Siegle, Del; McCoach, D. Betsy; Roberts, Anne – High Ability Studies, 2017
The beliefs and values students hold toward themselves, given tasks, and achievement itself can influence what tasks students seek, and whether they are able to obtain them. On the basis of previous research on underachievement and motivation, we developed the Achievement Orientation Model (AOM) to explore the issue of student achievement. The…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Self Efficacy, Talent Development, Self Concept
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Araújo, Liliana S.; Cruz, José Fernando A.; Almeida, Leandro S. – High Ability Studies, 2017
This study investigates the perceived role of psychological factors in achieving excellence in scientific research. Six outstanding scientists aged 33-42 were interviewed. Data were analyzed inductively resulting in three main dimensions: personality traits and characteristics, psychological skills and processes, and task-specific strategies.…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Motivation, Scientific Research, Scientists
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