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Young, Jemimah L.; Young, Jamaal R.; Ford, Donna Y. – Roeper Review, 2019
Gifted girls of color represent a potentially untapped resource for increasing and sustaining a diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. Girls of color possess unique mathematics and science gifts and talents that can remain unrealized if not addressed before middle school. Culturally responsive STEM…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, STEM Education, Academically Gifted, Females
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Hu, Hongliang – Roeper Review, 2019
This article explores how resilience draws upon positive individual, social, contextual, and cultural variables and buffers gifted children from the harmful impact of their psychosocial and emotional needs. Its purpose is to consider building resilience in gifted children and advocating the resilience curriculum requirement for their unique social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Resilience (Psychology), Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Henshon, Suzanna E. – Roeper Review, 2019
This article offers interview responses from Thomas Hébert, a professor of gifted and talented education in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina. Hébert was previously a faculty member at the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia. He has more than a decade of K-12 classroom experiences working with gifted…
Descriptors: Gifted, Special Education, Doctoral Programs, Higher Education
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Harper, Amanda J.; Clifford, Christine – Roeper Review, 2019
Kazimierz Dabrowski's five-level theory of personality development, the Theory of Positive Disintegration, is one in which the experience of all emotions is essential for the process of individual growth toward the personality ideal. In this article, we synthesize Dabrowski's conception of syntony and the development of empathy. We discuss the…
Descriptors: Empathy, Personality Theories, Personality Development, Personality Traits
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Sewell, Christopher J.P.; Goings, Ramon B. – Roeper Review, 2019
Through the reflections of 17 Black adults who attended gifted schools in New York City, this qualitative study investigated how they transitioned into and through gifted programs as students. Findings suggest four themes: (a) Many students were referred to gifted programs during their elementary school experience either by their teachers or by…
Descriptors: African Americans, Adults, Gifted, Talent
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Godor, Brian P. – Roeper Review, 2019
Metaphors are devices that people employ for both poetic purposes and rhetorical elaboration and belong to the realm of extraordinary language. Metaphors are used to connect abstract ideas and information to more concrete experiences, thus making these experiences more familiar and easier to understand. Moreover, metaphors are more than symbolic…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers
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Ambrose, Don – Roeper Review, 2019
This article provides responses from academic neurologist Navid Seraji-Bozorgzad to questions posed by Don Ambrose. After moving from Iran to the United States in 1984, Navid Seraji-Bozorgzad attended The Roeper School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan for high school. He studied physics as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. After…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Medical Research, Medical Education, Medical School Faculty
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Henshon, Suzanna E. – Roeper Review, 2019
Vlad Petre Glaveanu is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology and Professional Counseling at Webster University Geneva, Switzerland; Director of the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI); and Associate Professor II at the University of Bergen, Norway. He received his PhD in social psychology from the London…
Descriptors: Creativity, Change Strategies, Psychology, Gifted
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Al-Hroub, Anies; Whitebread, David – Roeper Review, 2019
The purpose of this research was to investigate the utility of dynamic assessment (DA) in identifying a group of "twice-exceptional students" who exhibited mathematical giftedness and specific learning disabilities (MG/LDs). A quantitative method was applied by a multidisciplinary team to identify 30 students (16 girls and 14 boys) in…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Academically Gifted, Learning Disabilities, Grade 5
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Kim, Kyung Hee – Roeper Review, 2019
To understand creativity is to recognize and develop the creative potential within oneself and others. This article examines what creativity is "not" and then what creativity "is". First, the six leading misconceptions about creativity are discussed: Creativity belongs solely to the arts; creativity is quickly recognizable;…
Descriptors: Creativity, Misconceptions, Innovation, Mental Disorders
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Oh, Hyerim; Sutherland, Margaret; Stack, Niamh; Badia Martín, Mar; Blumen, Sheyla; Nguyen, Quoc Anh-Thu; Wormald, Catherine; Maakrun, Julie; Ziegler, Albert – Roeper Review, 2019
This study explores how secondary school students perceive high-performing potential classmates. A total of 1,794 seventh- and 10th-grade students from five countries completed a questionnaire measuring their expectations of hypothetical male and female high-performing classmates in three categories: intellectual ability, positive social…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Grade 7, Grade 10, Secondary School Students
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Laine, Sonja; Hotulainen, Risto; Tirri, Kirsi – Roeper Review, 2019
This study examined Finnish elementary school teachers' (N = 212) attitudes toward the gifted and their education. On a general level, teachers' attitudes toward gifted education were slightly positive. Teachers saw that gifted students have social value and that they need special services. The results of teachers' attitudes toward specific gifted…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Individualized Instruction
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Corson, Ansley T.; Loveless, James P.; Mochrie, Kirk D.; Whited, Matthew C. – Roeper Review, 2018
Maladaptive perfectionism has the potential to put gifted individuals at an increased risk for cardiac events via the reduced heart rate variability that results from chronic negative affect and physiological stress reactions. As a result, implementing affective interventions into gifted programs may play a critical role in teaching gifted…
Descriptors: Gifted, Affective Objectives, Stress Variables, Human Body
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Sternberg, Robert J. – Roeper Review, 2018
In this article, I describe the 21 ideas underlying a 42-year search to understand giftedness. I present the ideas roughly chronologically, in the order in which they arose, and discuss how in a career as in science, progress means supplementing or even superseding one idea with the next. In terms of the 21 ideas, I start with a discussion of how…
Descriptors: Gifted, Creativity, Ethics, Intelligence Tests
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Hernández-Torrano, Daniel – Roeper Review, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the presence of excellence gaps (i.e., differences between subgroups of students performing at the highest levels of achievement) in a sample of 563 students nominated as gifted by their teachers in urban, semi-urban, and rural settings in Spain. In general, the results suggested the existence of excellence…
Descriptors: Rural Urban Differences, Achievement Gap, Geographic Location, Secondary School Students
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