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Renbarger, Rachel; Long, Kody – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
Research indicates that high-potential students from low-income backgrounds have decreased educational attainment and success in college compared with their higher income peers. The purpose of this review is to synthesize the interventions that support postsecondary success for this group. Using a systematic review protocol, we identified five…
Descriptors: Intervention, Academic Achievement, College Students, Low Income Students
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Collins, Kristina Henry – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
What is Black student's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) identity? The author addresses this question through a synthesis of the literature that includes studies that explore Black student identity. Background information regarding STEM achievement and persistence followed by empirical studies that explore STEM attitudes…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Talent Development, Identification (Psychology), African American Students
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Mullet, Dianna R. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
Critical discourse analysis (CDA) is a qualitative analytical approach for critically describing, interpreting, and explaining the ways in which discourses construct, maintain, and legitimize social inequalities. CDA rests on the notion that the way we use language is purposeful, regardless of whether discursive choices are conscious or…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Discourse Analysis, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology
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Cao, Thuy Hong; Jung, Jae Yup; Lee, Jihyun – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
Assessment is a crucial component of gifted education. Not only does it facilitate the recognition of the potential and specific needs of gifted students, it also monitors the progress and growth of gifted students, and allows for the evaluation of gifted education programs. In the present review, we synthesize the literature on assessment in…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Talent
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Jen, Enyi – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
A search of the literature, from 1984 to 2015, revealed that only 17 empirical studies of direct affective intervention with high-ability students exist in the field of gifted education. These selective 17 studies, with the justifiable data published alongside them, were analyzed. Five major findings included. First, there is a need for more…
Descriptors: Intervention, High Achievement, Academic Ability, Literature Reviews
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Mullet, Dianna R.; Rinn, Anne N.; Kettler, Todd – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
Numbers of women in the physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering are growing, yet women are still far outnumbered by men at upper levels of those fields. The purpose of the study is to review the literature on academic women who develop exceptional talent in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Data sources included 18…
Descriptors: Talent Development, STEM Education, Womens Education, Literature Reviews
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Missett, Tracy C.; Foster, Lisa H. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015
In an environment of accountability, the development of evidence-based practices is expected. To demonstrate that a practice is evidence based, quality indicators of rigorous methodology should be present including indications that teachers implementing an intervention have done so with fidelity to its design. Because evidence-based practices…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Research, Intervention, Curriculum
Park, Kelly; Caine, Vera; Wimmer, Randolph – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2014
Enriched high school curricula like the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Diploma programs are endorsed as "pathway programs" for postsecondary-bound students. Program participation is perceived to have benefits that appeal to a broad stakeholder group of universities, administrators, teachers, students, and parents. In…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Secondary School Curriculum, Educational Research, Qualitative Research
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Warne, Russell T.; Godwin, Lindsey R.; Smith, Kyle V. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2013
Among some gifted education researchers, advocates, and practitioners, it is sometimes believed that there is a larger number of gifted people in the general population than would be predicted from a normal distribution (e.g., Gallagher, 2008; N. M. Robinson, Zigler, & Gallagher, 2000; Silverman, 1995, 2009), a belief that we termed the…
Descriptors: Gifted, Hypothesis Testing, Intelligence Quotient, Statistical Distributions
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Saunders-Stewart, Katie S.; Gyles, Petra D. T.; Shore, Bruce M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2012
Curricular reform efforts are underway in many countries, focused on adopting inquiry-based approaches to teaching and learning. Therefore, it is increasingly important to understand what outcomes students attain in inquiry environments. Derived from a literature review, a 23-item, criterion-referenced inventory is presented for theoretically…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Educational Research, Problem Based Learning