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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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Howley, Marged; Howley, Aimee A.; Helfrich, Sara; Harrison, Lisa; Gillam, Mary Beth; Safran, Joan – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
Honors programs represent one way that secondary schools and undergraduate programs address the needs of academically talented students. Evidence suggests that these programs contribute to positive student outcomes in terms of achievement, social development, and career preparation. Because colleges of education produce graduates who typically…
Descriptors: Talent, Academically Gifted, Honors Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs
Ambrose, Don; VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; Coleman, Laurence J.; Cross, Tracy L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2010
Much like medieval, feudal nations, professional fields such as gifted education can take shape as centralized kingdoms with strong armies controlling their compliant populations and protecting closed borders, or as loose collections of conflict-prone principalities with borders open to invaders. Using an investigative framework borrowed from an…
Descriptors: Gifted, Conflict, Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Sciences
Bain, Sherry K.; Bliss, Stacy L.; Choate, Stephani M.; Brown, Katherine Sager – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2007
Seeking information about preconceived notions of the educational needs of children who are gifted, we asked 285 undergraduates in prerequisite classes for teacher education to complete questionnaires. Topics addressed included the need for special services for children who are gifted, perceptions of forms of service delivery in elementary…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Educational Needs, Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted
Bangel, Nancy J.; Enersen, Donna; Capobianco, Brenda; Moon, Sidney M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2006
General classroom teachers are being called upon to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population of students. Although abundant research documents the specific needs of gifted students, too little is being done at the preservice teacher level to prepare our teachers to recognize and meet these needs (e.g., Feldhusen & Kolloff, 1986;…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Academically Gifted