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Swanson, Julie Dingle; Lord, E. Wayne – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
This article links research and practice through discussion of policy's conceptual aspects illustrated through real-world examples. Gifted education policy essentials, identification, curriculum and services, personnel preparation, and program management, assessment, and evaluation are described. Examples from studies of one state help the reader…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Policy, Legislation, Court Litigation
Peine, Marie E.; Coleman, Laurence J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2010
Gifted children often complain about waiting in class to learn. A qualitative study of 16 children in elementary and middle school in grades 1-8 revealed that sitting and waiting was a universal ingredient of being gifted in those regular classrooms. Children experienced 3 kinds of waiting: school/classroom, instructional, and assignment. Grounded…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Classroom Techniques, Gifted, Grade 1
Siegle, Del; Moore, Michelle; Mann, Rebecca L.; Wilson, Hope E. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2010
A classroom teacher's unique perspective is valuable when considering students for gifted and talented programs. We developed a series of 11 student profiles to measure 290 preservice and 95 in-service teachers' attitudes and asked them to indicate how strongly they believed the students in the profiles should or should not be recommended for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Gifted, Interests
Gray, Rebecca; McCallum, R. Steve; Bain, Sherry K. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2009
Based on data from a sample of 106 students in grades 2 through 8, we explored the psychometric integrity of the Universal Academic, Cognitive, Creativity, Emotion Screening Scale (Universal ACCESS; R. S. McCallum & B. A. Bracken, in press). We obtained Cronbach's alphas ranging from 0.95 to 0.98 across the eight scales of the Universal…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Validity, Integrity, Rating Scales
Sternberg, Robert J.; Grigorenko, Elena L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2003
In this article, we discuss the theory of successful intelligence as a basis for identifying gifted children, teaching such children, and assessing their achievement. First, we briefly review the theory of successful intelligence. Then, we describe how to teach and assess for successful intelligence. Next, we discuss and answer potential…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Gifted, Ability Identification, Teaching Methods