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Dailey, Debbie; Cotabish, Alicia; Jackson, Nykela – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
Present and future challenges in our society demand a solid science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) knowledge base, innovative thinking, and the ability to ask the right questions to generate multiple solutions. To prepare innovators to meet these challenges, we must recognize and develop their talents. This advancement and growth…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Instruction, Science Interests, Engineering Education
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Ihrig, Lori M.; Lane, Erin; Mahatmya, Duhita; Assouline, Susan G. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
High-achieving students in economically disadvantaged, rural schools lack access to advanced coursework necessary to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational and employment goals at the highest levels, contributing to the excellence gap. Out-of-school STEM programming offers one pathway to students' talent…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Rural Areas
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Mullet, Dianna R.; Kettler, Todd; Sabatini, AnneMarie – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
This qualitative study was conducted to explore gifted students' conceptions of their high school science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Participants were seven male and female college freshmen selected from the Honors College of a large research university. In-depth interviews captured students' retrospective accounts…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academically Gifted, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Tay, Juliana; Salazar, Alissa; Lee, Hyeseong – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
Most pre-kindergarten (pre-K) and kindergarten curricula are challenging and engaging, but few are strongly grounded in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. In this study, the authors examined parental perception (N = 55) of the influences of a Saturday STEM enrichment program in one university center on pre-K and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Parent Attitudes
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Young, Jamaal; Young, Jemimah – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
The researchers tested a model of the structural relationship between Black student engagement in out-of-school time (OST) science enrichment and participation in advanced science courses in high school. The participants in the sample were Black students (N = 3,173) who participated in the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009/2012. The student…
Descriptors: Correlation, After School Programs, Enrichment Activities, African American Students
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Connolly, Justin Patrick – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
Academically gifted adolescents frequently experience cyberbullying behavior. Successful intervention and prevention of such bullying is, to a large degree, dependent on such incidents being reported to an adult caregiver. However, research shows that adolescents who have experienced cyberbullying tend not to inform parents or teachers. Despite…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Academically Gifted, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication
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Peterson, Jean Sunde; Jen, Enyi – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
The Peterson Proactive Developmental Attention (PPDA) model offers a framework for affective curriculum for gifted children and adolescents and for both formal or informal interaction with individuals. The model was developed in authentic clinical and educational settings in response to perceived needs but was also informed by considerable…
Descriptors: Models, Gifted, Guidelines, Informal Education
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Ogurlu, Uzeyir; Yalin, Hatun Sevgi; Yavuz Birben, Fazilet – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between psychological symptoms, creativity, and loneliness among gifted middle school students and to analyze gender difference in psychological symptoms. The study used a correlational design, consisting of 91 gifted middle school students. The Brief Symptom Inventory, the University of…
Descriptors: Psychological Characteristics, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Creativity, Social Isolation
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Paik, Susan J.; Choe, Shirlie Mae Mamaril; Otto, Wendi J.; Rahman, Zaynah – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
Despite one-dimensional stereotypes and barriers experienced by Asian American women, many have achieved prominence. We know very little about these stories, their lives, or what helped them to achieve beyond expectations. Based on the Productive Giftedness Model, the article identifies the common traits and supportive conditions that influence…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Females, Gifted, Models
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Mammadov, Sakhavat; Hertzog, Nancy B.; Mun, Rachel U. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
This article describes outcomes from a subpopulation of a larger study (The Alumni Study) of early college entrance alumni through the lens of self-determination theory. The Alumni Study used mixed methods, was implemented in two sequential phases, and included alumni from two different early college entrance programs (Early Entrance Program and…
Descriptors: Alumni, Early Admission, College Admission, Interviews
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Miller, Angie L.; Dumford, Amber D. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
This study investigates findings from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), comparing various aspects of student engagement between honors college and general education students. Responses from 1,339 honors college students and 7,191 general education students across 15 different universities suggest a positive impact for honors…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Educational Benefits, National Surveys, Learner Engagement
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Cross, Tracy L.; Cross, Jennifer Riedl; Mammadov, Sakhavat; Ward, Thomas J.; Neumeister, Kristie Speirs; Andersen, Lori – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
Greater knowledge of the psychology of honors college students will help to inform program administrators, counselors, residence life assistants, and faculty about how they may provide support to those with the greatest need. Via an online survey, personality, perfectionism, and suicidal ideation data were collected from honors college students (N…
Descriptors: Psychological Characteristics, Psychological Patterns, Honors Curriculum, College Students
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Chichekian, Tanya; Shore, Bruce M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
Seventy-four students in three different Grade 9 classrooms of high-performing learners from the same suburban, comprehensive secondary school, completed a questionnaire focused on their preferences for a friend to stand by his or her position in case of a disagreement, to maintain their own position themselves, and to modify their own stance.…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Secondary School Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Second Language Instruction
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Robinson, Shawn Anthony – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
The purpose of this study was to describe my academic journey as a gifted Black male with dyslexia. The central research question was the following: What were some of the stories along my academic pathway that seem significant? The research design positioned me inside the culture in which I am the topic of examination. The research methodology…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Inquiry, Ethnography, African American Students
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Steenbergen-Hu, Saiying; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
In this study, we conducted binary logistic regression on survey data collected from 244 past participants of a Talent Search program who attended regular high schools but supplemented their regular high school education with enriched or accelerated math and science learning activities. The participants completed an online survey 4 to 6 years…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, STEM Education, Educational Experience, Interests
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