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Kitsantas, Anastasia; Bland, Lori; Chirinos, David S. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
The aim of the present study was to examine elementary and middle school students' (N = 49) perceptions of their gifted and talented program using eight focus group interviews. Qualitative analyses revealed several themes regarding students' academic and social-emotional functioning and how teachers influenced students' experiences within their…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Focus Groups
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Brighton, Catherine M.; Moon, Tonya R.; Huang, Francis H. L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
This study of advanced readers in Reading First (RF) classrooms was part of a larger evaluation of one state's RF implementation. The study's purposes were to (a) assess the longitudinal growth of advanced primary readers as compared with their non-advanced-reading peers over a 3-year timeframe and (b) determine the degree to which RF classrooms…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Grade 1, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students
Gubbels, Joyce; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2014
In most industrialized societies, the regular educational system does not meet the educational needs of gifted pupils, causing a lag in their school achievement. One way in which more challenge can be provided to gifted children is with an enrichment program. In the present study, cognitive, socioemotional, and attitudinal effects of a triarchic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Children, Elementary School Students
Tomlinson, Carol Ann; Jarvis, Jane M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2014
The underrepresentation of ethnic minority and economically disadvantaged students in gifted education must be understood in terms of broader school contexts and practices. This qualitative study investigated how teachers and schools contributed to the academic success of minority students of high potential from economically disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Minority Groups, Academic Achievement, Disproportionate Representation
Romanoff, Brenda S.; Algozzine, Bob; Nielson, Aleene B. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2009
The identification of students who are gifted traditionally has been grounded in criteria with an emphasis on unitary measures of intellectual ability. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the performance of elementary school children in a Southeastern state identified as gifted using an assessment process based on MI theory, the Problem…
Descriptors: African American Students, Academically Gifted, Mathematics Tests, Talent Identification