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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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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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Ihrig, Lori M.; Lane, Erin; Mahatmya, Duhita; Assouline, Susan G. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
High-achieving students in economically disadvantaged, rural schools lack access to advanced coursework necessary to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational and employment goals at the highest levels, contributing to the excellence gap. Out-of-school STEM programming offers one pathway to students' talent…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Rural Areas
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Mullet, Dianna R.; Kettler, Todd; Sabatini, AnneMarie – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
This qualitative study was conducted to explore gifted students' conceptions of their high school science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Participants were seven male and female college freshmen selected from the Honors College of a large research university. In-depth interviews captured students' retrospective accounts…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academically Gifted, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Tay, Juliana; Salazar, Alissa; Lee, Hyeseong – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
Most pre-kindergarten (pre-K) and kindergarten curricula are challenging and engaging, but few are strongly grounded in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. In this study, the authors examined parental perception (N = 55) of the influences of a Saturday STEM enrichment program in one university center on pre-K and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Parent Attitudes
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Ziegler, Albert; Chandler, Kimberley L.; Vialle, Wilma; Stoeger, Heidrun – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
Based on the Actiotope Model of Giftedness, this article introduces a learning-resource-oriented approach for gifted education. It provides a comprehensive categorization of learning resources, including five exogenous learning resources termed "educational capital" and five endogenous learning resources termed "learning…
Descriptors: Models, Gifted, Talent, Talent Development
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Olthouse, Jill M.; Sauder, Adrienne E. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2016
Exemplary adolescent creative writers' stories and poems demonstrate a connection between personal purposes for writing and the development of advanced technical skills. This hermeneutic analysis of 33 student texts (which were chosen because of their relation to the topic of literacy) reveals three main reasons for writing (remembrance,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Creative Writing, Hermeneutics, Literacy
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Kaul, Corina R.; Johnsen, Susan K.; Saxon, Terrill F.; Witte, Mary M. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2016
"Overlooked gems" is the term used in gifted education to describe high-potential, low-income students who are unable to excel because of significant barriers in their homes, environments, and educational systems. To address these barriers, educators have offered enrichment and other types of talent development programs to this at-risk…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Gifted, Academically Gifted, Enrichment Activities
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Siegle, Del; Gubbins, E. Jean; O'Rourke, Patricia; Langley, Susan Dulong; Mun, Rachel U.; Luria, Sarah R.; Little, Catherine A.; McCoach, D. Betsy; Knupp, Tawnya; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Plucker, Jonathan A. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2016
Gifted students' learning gains result from complex, advanced, and meaningful content provided by a knowledgeable teacher through high-quality curriculum and instruction at an appropriate pace with scaffolding and feedback. These elements exert influence that increases with dosage and within structures that facilitate student engagement in…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Groups, Social Bias
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Chua, Joey – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
This multiple case study aims to answer the main research question, "How well are exceptionally talented Finnish and Singaporean dance students supported by significant individuals at different phases of the students' development?" The exceptionally talented students aged 16 to 22 were enrolled in their national dance institutions--the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Dance Education, Academically Gifted
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Cross, Tracy L.; Coleman, Laurence J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2014
In this article the author's research reports that giftedness is a combination of advanced development and creativity. It is developmental in nature in that it begins as potential (generally in young people), evolves into achievement within recognizable domains during the school years, and becomes increasingly advanced (compared with peers)…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Child Development, Adolescent Development
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Coleman, Laurence J.; Guo, Aige – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
Passion for learning (PFL) in children is a phenomenon that is little understood. The experience of PFL was studied with phenomenological and qualitative modes of inquiry. Case studies of six domains (acting, reading, filmmaking, spelling, math, and preaching) describe how the passion developed using the voices of children and parents. Their…
Descriptors: Gifted, Children, Case Studies, Talent
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De Boer, Greet C.; Minnaert, Alexander E. M. G.; Kamphof, Gert – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
In the summer of 2011, the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture, and Science presented a letter to the Cabinet, containing the policy objectives for the education of talented, gifted, and highly gifted students. In action plans for primary, secondary, and higher education, in addition to the development of teacher skills, specific measures were…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Position Papers
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Blumen, Sheyla – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
A comprehensive portrait of the current status of gifted and talented concepts, identification of the gifted, and associated provisions within Peru is presented. The major purposes of this article are (a) to analyze the primary conception of giftedness in Peru; (b) to describe the beliefs that people have about gifted individuals; (c) to present…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Talent Development, Foreign Countries
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