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Phelps, Vicki A. – Roeper Review, 2022
This qualitative cross-case study explores gifted adolescents' perspectives on motivation in learning as a means to better understand their complex motivational and academic needs. Participants consisted of 6 students, ranging in age from 11 to 16, identified as gifted through holistic measures including cognition scores, interviews, and other…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Motivation, Adolescents, Gifted Education
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Makkonen, Taina; Lavonen, Jari; Tirri, Kirsi – Roeper Review, 2022
This quantitative study examined self-perceptions of multiple intelligences among gifted physics-oriented Finnish upper-secondary students (N = 164). The specific focus was on gender differences in the self-evaluated intelligence profiles. The data were gathered via an online questionnaire based on Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. The…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Multiple Intelligences, Academically Gifted, Secondary School Students
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Brown, Maggie; Peterson, Elizabeth – Roeper Review, 2022
The topic of gifted adults is underexamined and little is known about what issues are important to those interested in the topic, and the ideas influencing their work. This online questionnaire study, part of a larger project investigating the current status of research with gifted adults, examines what 76 international experts are interested in,…
Descriptors: Adults, Gifted, Research Methodology, Research Design
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Novak, Angela M.; Lewis, Katie D. – Roeper Review, 2022
The four zone professional learning model is a practical, comprehensive approach to striving toward equity through professional learning within gifted education programs. Grounded in equity literacy and funds of knowledge frameworks and based in best practices in culturally responsive gifted professional learning, the zones address the knowledge…
Descriptors: Gifted Education, Faculty Development, Models, Equal Education
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Antoun, Maya; Plunkett, Margaret; Kronborg, Leonie – Roeper Review, 2022
Lebanon is a country that places a high value on education, with the culture specifically rewarding effort and achievement. Despite this, no educational policies for gifted students exist in the country. This article outlines findings from a mixed method case study investigating the perceptions of more than 280 Lebanese teachers about educational…
Descriptors: Gifted Education, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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Ayoub, Alaa Eldin A.; Abdulla Alabbasi, Ahmed M.; Alsubaie, Amal M.; Runco, Mark A.; Acar, Selcuk – Roeper Review, 2022
This article investigated the impact of a robotic-based enrichment program on problem finding (PF) and active-openminded thinking skills (AOT) in 60 gifted female students (eighth and ninth graders) from the Eastern region of Saudi Arabia. The participants were randomly selected from several cohorts of gifted students who participated in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Gifted, Middle School Students
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Gardner, Howard – Roeper Review, 2022
Few individuals--whether scholars or laypersons--think that the words "smart" or "intelligent" suffice to characterize a person's intellectual strengths. In this article, the author reviews a set of terms commonly used to characterize intellectual strengths and then introduces the concept of "synthesizing"--an…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Usage, Language Variation, Intelligence
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Sternberg, Robert J. – Roeper Review, 2022
Courage may be the most important gift of all. It is not something we are born with. It is not something that, for the most part, we learn in school. Rather, it is a choice that anyone can make--if they are willing to pay the price. This article discusses the gift of courage. It discusses what courage is, why it is important, and why it crucially…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Gifted, Resilience (Psychology), Individual Characteristics
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Wu, Jiaju; Assouline, Susan; McClurg, Virginia M.; McCallum, R. Steve – Roeper Review, 2022
Self-reported perceptions of the impact of acceleration through an early college entrance program at the University of Iowa National Academy of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering (NAASE), revealed the program's contribution to students' overall development. Responses from a sample of 76-gifted participants to a 64-item survey offered insights about…
Descriptors: Early Admission, Acceleration (Education), Student Attitudes, Transitional Programs
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Sternberg, Robert J.; Karami, Sareh – Roeper Review, 2021
We propose that wisdom should be considered in understanding, identifying, and developing skills of thought translated into action in gifted children and adults. First, we review some of the history of the gifted field and conclude that ideas about understanding, identification, and instruction are largely obsolete and based on assumptions that…
Descriptors: Gifted, Identification, Models, History
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Mammadov, Sakhavat; Cross, Tracy L.; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula – Roeper Review, 2021
Understanding the factors that influence achievement among gifted students has been a longstanding interest of researchers in the field of gifted education. To that end, this study investigated the individual difference antecedents of achievement as a means to identify dispositions and motivational processes that inform the design of interventions…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Personality Traits, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
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Hujar, Julia; Matthews, Michael S. – Roeper Review, 2021
The Primary Education Thinking Skills program (PETS) was implemented in three third grade classes and two kindergarten classes in a Title I school. The PETS program is a Talent Development program designed to teach students critical thinking skills and other gifted behaviors with the expressed goal of the program's creators that the regular…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Program Effectiveness, Grade 3
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Yi, Soohyun; Gentry, Marcia – Roeper Review, 2021
We investigated whether gifted students' academic perfectionism is associated with their intellectual abilities or learned behaviors as they aim for achievement. Comparing four groups classified by achievement and intellectual ability among 443 Korean students, we examined the differential relations between gifted students and academic…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Personality Traits, High Achievement
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Burkett-McKee, Susan; Knight, Bruce Allen; Vanderburg, Michelle Avila – Roeper Review, 2021
There is a growing acknowledgment of the relationship between students' psychological well-being and educational success. However, relatively few studies have focused on a connection between the psychological well-being of students who have high abilities and their school ecology. School-based experiences associated with interactions involving…
Descriptors: Correlation, Mental Health, Well Being, Success
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Carter, Emma – Roeper Review, 2021
This article investigates conceptions of giftedness amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It adopts a qualitative case-study methodology involving 14 participants associated with a scholarship program aimed at developing the academic potential of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth from remote and disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders
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