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Stollman, Saskia; Meirink, Jacobiene; Westenberg, Michiel; van Driel, Jan – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2021
Differentiated instruction (DI) is an effective instructional strategy to maximize individual students' abilities; in practice, however, its implementation appears to be problematic. To better understand teachers' perspectives on DI and the effect different teaching contexts can have, we explored teachers' interactive cognitions of DI in their…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Szymanski, Antonia – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2021
The aim of this study was to explore the lived experiences of advanced students who live in poverty and their choices regarding taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Ten urban high school students were interviewed regarding their decision-making process regarding coursework to investigate supports or barriers that exist. Four themes became…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Poverty, At Risk Students, Low Income Students
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Lee, Lindsay Ellis; Meyer, Melanie S.; Crutchfield, Kacey – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2021
As the expectations for including creativity in K-12 education continually grow, creative process skills equip students with thinking strategies to generate and evaluate ideas. This systematic review explored existing research on elementary and secondary gifted classroom environments that promote creative process skills. A database search yielded…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Thinking Skills, Creativity, Creative Thinking
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van Gerven, Eleonoor – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2021
Currently, in Western society, five significant paradigm shifts can be distinguished affecting Dutch and Flemish gifted education: (a) an inclusive approach of education, (b) response to educational needs, (c) new perspectives on giftedness, (d) social constructivism, and (e) evidence-informed teaching. In this review article, the positioning of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Faculty Development
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Pereira, Nielsen; Tay, Juliana; Desmet, Ophélie; Maeda, Yukiko; Gentry, Marcia – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2021
We evaluated the psychometric properties of the Classroom Practices Survey--Revised (CPS-R) when used with students achieving at low, average, and high levels. A total of 739 teachers completed CPS-R for students in their classrooms. Results showed improvement in the reliability of CPS-R across all achievement levels when compared with its…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods, Test Reliability
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Girit Yildiz, Dilek; Durmaz, Burcu – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2021
Mathematically gifted students have a high potential for understanding and thinking through mathematical relations and connections between mathematical concepts. Currently, it is thought that generalizing patterns algebraically can serve to provide challenges and opportunities that match their potential. This article focuses on a mathematically…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, High School Students, Mathematics Skills, Generalization
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Hodges, Jaret; Crutchfield, Kacey; Lee, Lindsay Ellis – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2021
Self-assessments utilizing designated, objective standards are critical in program evaluation. Although 2013-2014 Texas policy mandated districts self-assess their gifted programs using the community and student engagement performance rating system, little is known about how districts determined their self-assessment ratings. Following gifted…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Program Evaluation, School Districts
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Barone, Diane; Barone, Rebecca – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2021
This study explored understandings shared by fifth-grade gifted students as they read the book "Restart," which explores bullying. Students read, created representations, and discussed the text. Grounded by Langer's stances of envisionment, this descriptive case study analyzed student representations and conversations. Each of the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted
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Ayoub, Alaa Eldin A.; Abdulla Alabbasi, Ahmed M.; Plucker, Jonathan A. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2021
Previous studies on poverty within the gifted population have shown that economically vulnerable gifted students are underrepresented in gifted programs. Moreover, the majority of published studies on this topic were conducted in Western cultures. We explored the psychological, cognitive, academic, social, and environmental supports for…
Descriptors: Poverty, Academically Gifted, Low Income Students, Academic Achievement
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Miller, Angie L.; Silberstein, Samantha M.; BrckaLorenz, Allison – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2021
Much of the existing research on honors colleges or programs is focused on the student experience, with less information offered concerning the faculty perspective. This study presents findings from the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE), comparing support for high-impact practices between faculty who teach honors courses and those who do…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Learner Engagement, Teacher Surveys, Honors Curriculum
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Moran, Seana – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2020
Rather than considering human potential in terms of an unrealized desired state, what if we framed it as gaining momentum in worthy long-term pursuits? This conceptual article, integrating ideas and findings from several scholarly literatures, explores how life purpose can serve as a meaningful, intentional guide for individuals, especially youth,…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Prosocial Behavior, Individual Development, Self Concept
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Dai, David Yun – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2020
Historically, the potential of a person has been perceived as fixed and primarily inherited, thus, different from achievement. Current thinking broadens our view of human potential, not as a fixed capacity, but as malleable and incremental, depending on multiple factors, exogenous as well as endogenous, facilitative or inhibitive. This conception…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Gifted Education, Nature Nurture Controversy
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Tordjman, Sylvie; Pereira Da Costa, Maria; Schauder, Silke – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2020
The case study of Michael Jackson illustrates the concepts of high potential, talent, and precocity in the musical domain. Studying this case of exceptional musical talent highlights the usefulness of a multidimensional approach to exploring human potential, which is not limited to academic abilities. It offers a better understanding of the…
Descriptors: Ability, Music, Talent, Gifted
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Gardner, Howard – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2020
Howard Gardner's longtime interest in the range of human capacities and talents was facilitated by his leadership role in the Bernard Van Leer Foundation "Project on Human Potential" carried out at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1979-1985. In this reflective essay, Gardner describes his early studies of human potential and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Biology, Intelligence, Brain
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Mun, Rachel U.; Ezzani, Miriam D.; Lee, Lindsay Ellis – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2020
Researchers have consistently pointed to teacher deficit views, inequitable identification of policies and practices, and differential access to resources to explain the dearth of traditionally underserved learners in gifted programs across the nation. Culturally relevant leadership is one way to remedy this problem through systemic educational…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Gifted Education, Disproportionate Representation, Educational Change
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