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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
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Ratcliff, N. J.; Jones, C. R.; Costner, R. H.; Knight, C.; Disney, G.; Savage-Davis, E.; Sheehan, H.; Hunt, G. H. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
Based on a theoretical model developed by Schlechty, this case study focuses on a small high school, located on a college campus and designed to address the educational needs of gifted 9th- through 12th-grade students. Eight teachers who taught 9th- and 12th-grade classes and their 60 students were observed. Each teacher was observed during six…
Descriptors: Small Schools, School Location, Colleges, Campuses
VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; Feng, Annie Xuemei; de Brux, Elizabeth – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2007
This study examined the trend of identification and achievement patterns of performance task-identified students over a span of 6 years (2000-2005), in comparison to profiles of students who were identified exclusively through traditional ability and achievement tests. The study findings suggested that the performance-based protocols were…
Descriptors: Gifted, Academic Achievement, Identification, Achievement Tests
Swanson, Julie Dingle – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2007
In this case study, South Carolina's gifted education policy development, changes, and implementation are explored from three perspectives: policymakers, linkers, and adopters. Document review and individual and focus group interviews with policymakers, those who develop statute, regulation, and policy; linkers, district persons who implement…
Descriptors: General Education, Gifted, Focus Groups, Educational Change