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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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Warne, Russell T.; Burton, Jared Z. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2020
Research in educational psychology consistently finds a relationship between intelligence and academic performance. However, in recent decades, educational fields, including gifted education, have resisted intelligence research, and there are some experts who argue that intelligence tests should not be used in identifying giftedness. Hoping to…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Educational Research, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes
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Makel, Matthew C.; Smith, Kendal N.; Miller, Erin M.; Peters, Scott J.; McBee, Matthew T. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2020
Existing research practices in gifted education have many areas for potential improvement so that they can provide useful, generalizable evidence to various stakeholders. In this article, we first review the field's current research practices and consider the quality and utility of its research findings. Next, we discuss how open science practices…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Sloan, Pessy J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2020
This study examines female graduates (N = 616) from seven honors colleges in the Northeastern United States and the relationship between attending a New York City (NYC) selective specialized public high school and graduating with a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degree from an honors college. A causal-comparative study…
Descriptors: Females, Academically Gifted, STEM Education, Selective Admission
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Sajedifard, Mohammad; Shahgoli, Narminolsadat – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2020
This qualitative study delved into 15 Iranian middle school English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers' perceptions, practices, and challenges of differentiation for gifted students. To this end, a set of data sources including interviews, observation notes, and documents were used. Results of interview transcriptions exhibited that the rural…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Spoon, Robyn; Rubenstein, Lisa DaVia; Shively, Kate; Stith, Krista; Ascolani, Margaret; Potts, Mistie L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2020
Effective gifted education should incorporate opportunities for gifted students to develop creative and critical thinking along with academic and affective skills. Professional learning (PL) supporting these outcomes is not consistently successful. Therefore, this study pilots a new PL model called Instruct to Innovate (I2I) to support teachers'…
Descriptors: Gifted Education, Professional Development, Educational Innovation, Student Development
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Ogurlu, Uzeyir – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2020
There is a rich literature on perfectionism among gifted individuals, but the results of these individual studies are ambiguous. The present meta-analysis aimed to clarify the nature of the relationship between perfectionism and giftedness by focusing on quantitative studies that compared the perfectionism levels of gifted and nongifted students.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Personality Traits, Educational Research, Meta Analysis
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Hemdan Mohamed, Ahmed Hassan; Omara, Ehab Mohammed Naguib – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2020
The purpose of this study was to explore the psychometric properties of an Arabic translation of the Gifted Rating Scales-School Form (GRS-S) on a national sample of 907 students from Cycle 1 (Grades 1 to 4) and Cycle 2 (Grades 5 to 10) from five governorates in Oman (Muscat, Dhofar, Al-Batinah North, Al-Sharqiyah South, and Al-Dhahira). The…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Semitic Languages, Psychometrics, Translation
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Barone, Diane; Barone, Rebecca – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
This year-long qualitative study explored third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade gifted students' participation during inquiry explorations. We discovered that it took considerable time for students to balance the process and final product created. For instance, students focused on the process and planning of the outcome. However, when the outcome…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students
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Luburic, Ivan; Jolly, Jennifer L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
Gifted education as a field of research in Australia is relatively young when compared with its North American counterparts. A reflection of how the field of gifted education has developed from 1983 to 2017 in this context allows for observations of previous research and current trends, and how these may influence future directions for the field.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, Academically Gifted, Acceleration (Education)
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Yildirim, Rana; Ispinar Akcayoglu, Duygu – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2019
This study compared gifted learners' and their English teachers' perceptions of who is an effective English as a foreign language (EFL) learner. The research questions include the following: (a) What are young gifted learners' perceptions of an effective EFL learner? (b) What are English teachers' perceptions of an effective EFL learner? and (c)…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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