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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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Aljughaiman, Abdullah M.; Grigorenko, Elena L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
This essay presents an overview of the system of gifted education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. To highlight the characteristics of this system, however, its presentation is preceded by a discussion of particular aspects of Saudi society and its general system of education. These aspects distinctly differentiate the general and gifted systems of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Social Systems, Educational Philosophy
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Robertson, Janice C. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
Global self-concept, freedom from anxiety, happiness, popularity, and school satisfaction were examined for 224 partial-day Governor's School students attending public Governor's Schools as well as classes in their home high schools, and 56 students taking advanced classes in regular high schools. On average, self-concept appeared adequate to…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Gender Differences
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Huey, Erron L.; Sayler, Michael F.; Rinn, Anne N. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
The purpose of the current study was to examine the predictive nature of parenting style and overall family environment on the academic performance and program completion of early college entrants. Furthermore, gender and family form were examined as possible moderators to these relationships. A total of 88 early college entrants participated in…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Parenting Styles, Academic Achievement, College Students
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Sumida, Manabu – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
Japan has no formal educational system for gifted children. However, in 2005, Japan's Cabinet approved and established the third Science and Technology Basic Plan (2006-10), which includes "nurturing the individuality and ability of gifted ("sainou" in Japanese) children." Enforcement of this plan is exemplified in programs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Science Education, Science Programs
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Tommis, Stephen – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
Despite its close geographical, economic, and political ties with mainland China, Hong Kong has not followed the same trajectory on gifted education but instead has preferred to adopt a more Western approach to the definitions and provision for gifted learners (Shi & Zixiu, 2000; Zou, Yang, & Greene, 2007). Hong Kong is, on most measures…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Educational History, Cultural Capital
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Weyringer, Sieglinde – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
In Austria, gifted education and the education of highly gifted and talented children have been receiving an increasing public awareness and social acceptance over the past decade. The article highlights the existing ideas of giftedness in Austria, and it presents several initiatives having triggered and influenced this positive development. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Talent, Music
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Neihart, Maureen; Teo, Chua Tee – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
The tiny, multicultural nation of Singapore has a long history of provisions for gifted students. Beliefs about ability and talent development are strongly influenced by traditional Confucian perspectives that view environmental factors as dominant in the development of talent. Early identification is not stressed and working hard is emphasized at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Student Needs, Educational History
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Warne, Russell T.; Anderson, Braydon; Johnson, Alyce O. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
Many gifted education experts have found that Black, Hispanic, and Native American students are less likely to be identified for gifted programs than Asian American and White students. A study was conducted to ascertain the degree of underrepresentation of these groups in gifted programs in Utah. Using state-collected data from 14,781 students in…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Talent Identification, Academically Gifted
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Ieridou, Alexandra N. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
This article presents an overview of the status of gifted education in Cyprus and argues for the need for a culturally relevant approach. First, the history of education in Cyprus is briefly reviewed. Then, past unsuccessful efforts to provide education for academically advanced students in the public elementary schools are critically examined.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational History
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Jung, Jae Yup – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
This study developed and tested a new model of the cognitive processes associated with occupational/career indecision for gifted adolescents. A survey instrument with rigorous psychometric properties, developed from a number of existing instruments, was administered to a sample of 687 adolescents attending three academically selective high schools…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Occupational Aspiration, Career Choice, Academically Gifted
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Mendaglio, Sal – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
There has been an increase in publications of quantitative research studies investigating overexcitabilities (OEs) and giftedness. On one hand, increased interest in OEs bodes well for the dissemination of Dabrowski's theory of positive disintegration (TPD), from which OEs are derived. On the other hand, recent research raises concerns regarding…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Research Methodology, Self Control, Questionnaires
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Jordan, Kelli R.; Bain, Sherry K.; McCallum, R. Steve; Mee Bell, Sherry – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
A total of 47 gifted and nongifted African American and Euro-American elementary students were rated by their teachers on a multidimensional instrument developed to minimize language considerations and to rely on local norms (Universal Multiple Abilities Scales [UMAS; McCallum & Bracken, 2012a]). Results from two factorial MANOVAs revealed no…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Comparative Analysis, Scoring, Discriminant Analysis
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Jolly, Jennifer L.; Matthews, Michael S. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
Despite numerous calls for research on parents of gifted learners, researchers have given only cursory treatment to the topic. In this article, the authors review and synthesize 53 sources, published since 1983, on parents of gifted learners. Existing research on parents of gifted learners may be categorized into three thematic areas that include…
Descriptors: Gifted, Parents, Literature Reviews, Literary Criticism
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Foley-Nicpon, Megan; Rickels, Heather; Assouline, Susan G.; Richards, Allison – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2012
Intellectually gifted students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) face unique academic and social challenges, yet little research has been conducted with this population. The purpose of this study was to examine the self-esteem and self-concept of intellectually gifted children with and without a coexisting diagnosis of ADHD.…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Academically Gifted, Identification, Psychological Patterns
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