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Fiedman, Reva C.; Lee, Steven W. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1996
This study evaluated three models of gifted education implemented by seven elementary regular classroom teachers. All models showed a strong relationship between cognitive level of teacher queries and student responses. The Cognitive-Affective Interaction Model produced the best increases in cognitive complexity of classroom interactions and…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Development, Elementary Education
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Lau, Matthew Y.; And Others – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1994
This study compared 26 students identified as gifted and talented who transferred to nonresident schools through Minnesota's Open Enrollment program with 60 transfer students not so identified. Academic and educational concerns were the main reasons gifted students chose to transfer. Few members of minority groups chose to transfer. Parental…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Free Choice Transfer Programs, Gifted
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Matthew, Janice L.; And Others – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1992
Use of the System of Multicultural Pluralistic Assessment (SOMPA) with minority disadvantaged children in an urban school district resulted in increased numbers of African-American students (grades two through five) being eligible for gifted programing. Comparison with African-American students selected by traditional means found similar levels of…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Black Students, Cognitive Development, Cultural Differences
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Nelson, Karen C.; Prindle, Nancy – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1992
Rural school principals and teachers of gifted students from 40 school districts rated gifted teacher competency items. Results showed remarkable congruence between groups on the eight "most essential" teacher competencies, with greatest agreement on items describing direct instructional competencies but significant differences on items…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Child Advocacy, Competence, Counseling
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Subotnik, Rena F. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1992
This interview with a physicist at the Institute for Advanced Studies examines Frank Wilczek's ideas about selecting young scientists; formulating good research questions; the aesthetics of research; teaching ideas for gifted children and adolescents; his own early development; his experiences in higher education; and the importance of…
Descriptors: Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Persons, Gifted
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Westberg, Karen L.; And Others – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1993
Systematic observations in 46 third- or fourth-grade classrooms found little differentiation in instructional and curricular practices, grouping arrangements, and verbal interactions for gifted and talented students in regular classrooms. Across 5 subject areas and 92 observation days, the observed students experienced no instructional or…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum, Educational Practices
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Subotnik, Rena F. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1993
This interview with Joseph Bates, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University (Pennsylvania), recounts his development as a highly gifted child who entered Johns Hopkins University (Maryland) after the seventh grade. Doctor Bates describes his family background, his reaction to radical acceleration, his attitudes toward heterogeneous…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Acceleration (Education), Attitudes, Computer Science
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Morgan, Thomas D. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1993
At the Central Virginia Governor's School for Science and Technology, a variety of techniques are used to infuse technology concepts throughout the curriculum as part of school reform. Technology infusion categories are (1) increasing productivity (through infusion of productivity tools); (2) exposing students to emerging technologies; and (3)…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Environment
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McBride, Ronald O.; Lewis, Gail – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1993
Project Outreach, operated by the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, uses computer telecommunications to offer advanced content courses in math, foreign language, science, and the arts to gifted students in rural areas. Evaluation has shown favorable responses from participants and significant gains on a national calculus exam. (DB)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Advanced Courses, Calculus, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Delisle, James R. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1990
This article reviews techniques such as bibliotherapy, positive self-talk, and self-concept activities useful in suicide prevention curricula for gifted students. A guidance program designed for the social and emotional needs of the gifted student is proposed, covering such issues as perfectionism, societal expectations, and premature or…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Curriculum Development, Emotional Adjustment, Emotional Problems
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Stevenson, Harold W.; And Others – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1994
This article examines East Asian societies' response to students who are gifted academically or talented in the arts, music, or sports, focusing on educational practices in China, Taiwan, and Japan. The study concludes that establishment of gifted education programs is not determined by economic development level or school quality but by the…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Influences, Educational Methods
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Subotnik, Rena F. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1994
This interview with Jeffrey Borer, who directs cardiovascular research at Cornell Medical College, addresses his research interests, the status of research compared to practice, ways to meet educational needs of students with science talent, the role of contests and mentors, and the importance of exposing children to many types of learning…
Descriptors: Cardiovascular System, Educational Opportunities, Educational Philosophy, Exceptional Persons
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Feldhusen, John; Reilly, Patricia – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1983
A model for educating gifted secondary students combines acceleration and enrichment opportunities with counseling to match services with students' needs and abilities. Additional components of the model include advanced placement classes, honors classes, seminars, career education, math-science acceleration, the arts, extra school instruction,…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Counseling Techniques, Enrichment Activities, Gifted
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Callahan, Carolyn M.; Corvo, Mary L. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1980
The study assessed the structural validity of the Ross Test of Higher Cognitive Processes (a recently developed instrument designed to assess the higher level thinking skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation as outlined in Bloom's Taxonomy) with 154 gifted third through sixth graders. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Exceptional Child Research, Gifted, Intermediate Grades
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Dameron, Jennie Rose – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 1980
The article presents a miniunit on Antoine de Saint Exupery's "The Little Prince" for presentation to upper elementary gifted students. (SB)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Divergent Thinking, Elementary Education, Gifted
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