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Missett, Tracy C. – Roeper Review, 2013
Researchers of the gifted have traditionally advanced the theory, though they are often without data to support it, that an association between intellectual and/or creative giftedness and mood disorders exists. This assumed association is often referred to as the "mad genius theory." This article explores the origins and development of…
Descriptors: Gifted, Psychological Patterns, Mental Disorders, Correlation
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Troxclair, Debra A. – Roeper Review, 2013
Attitudes influence the teaching-learning process. The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes of undergraduate-elementary education majors at a small, rural south-central U.S. university toward gifted students. Gagne's and Nadeau's (Gagne, 1991) opinions about the gifted and their education was used. The respondents held attitudes…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Teachers
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Dai, David Yun – Roeper Review, 2013
Gifted education is often faulted as compromising the principle of equity and perpetuating social inequalities. This article focuses on making gifted education socially defensible and educationally productive. To accomplish this goal, key values and priorities guiding policy and practice, such as excellence, selectivity, diversity, equity and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Excellence in Education, Gifted, Efficiency
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Ambrose, Don – Roeper Review, 2013
Severe socioeconomic inequality strongly suppresses and distorts the discovery of aspirations and the concomitant development of talents among the gifted. More comprehensive understanding of this suppression and distortion is available through a wide-ranging interdisciplinary search for research findings and theories that illuminate economic,…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Gifted, Social Differences, Talent Development
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Gaztambide-Fernandez, Ruben A.; Saifer, Adam; Desai, Chandni – Roeper Review, 2013
Attention has been drawn to the persistent underrepresentation of underserved populations in gifted education programs. Though a small number of working-class students, students of color, recent immigrants, and students with limited English proficiency attend these programs, access to gifted education remains closely linked to White and…
Descriptors: Gifted, Special Education, Art Education, Advantaged
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Austin, Kathy D. – Roeper Review, 2013
LeoNora M. Cohen is an emeritus associate professor in the College of Education at Oregon State University. She began the Mentally Gifted Program for Philadelphia Schools, founded the Conceptual Foundations Network of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), and initiated theory summits to bring together theorists from around the world…
Descriptors: Gifted, Creativity, Educational Theories, College Faculty
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Henshon, Suzanna E. – Roeper Review, 2013
David Yun Dai is an associate professor of educational psychology and methodology at University at Albany, State University of New York, and a Zijiang lecture professor of education and psychology at East China Normal University. Dr. Dai has published seven books and over 70 journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and book and…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Psychology, Career Development, Mentors
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Gilger, Jeffrey W.; Olulade, Olumide A. – Roeper Review, 2013
Observable behavior, such as test scores, is the gold standard by which we make judgments about levels of function, grade placements, and the presence/absence of pathology. Individual differences in test performance have long intrigued researchers and clinicians, and some have noted how people can come up with essentially the same answers using…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Intelligence Quotient, Behavior, Scores
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Wood, Susannah M. – Roeper Review, 2012
Given the lack of information in either the school counseling or the gifted education fields on how school counselors and educators of the gifted work together, research into how individuals from both professions collaborate to serve gifted students and their families becomes important. The purpose of this phenomenological qualitative study was to…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cooperation, School Counselors, School Counseling
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Peterson, Jean Sunde – Roeper Review, 2012
A 15-year phenomenological case study of an exceptional female from age 15 through 30 was focused on exploring the subjective experience of development during adolescence and young adulthood, with attention to how giftedness and context interacted. The main focus became her response to trauma, which was revealed early in the study. Data, including…
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Phenomenology, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies
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Henshon, Suzanna E. – Roeper Review, 2012
This article presents an interview with James H. Borland, Professor of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he directs the graduate programs in the education of gifted students. Dr. Borland is the author of numerous books, book chapters, journal articles, and miscellanea. He has won…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Holistic Approach, Interviews, Gifted
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Miller, Angie L. – Roeper Review, 2012
This article reviews seven different theories of giftedness that include creativity as a component, comparing and contrasting how each one conceptualizes creativity as a part of giftedness. The functions of creativity vary across the models, suggesting that while the field of gifted education often cites the importance of creativity, the…
Descriptors: Creativity, Gifted, Educational Theories, Learning Theories
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Ambrose, Don – Roeper Review, 2012
This article presents an interview with David C. Berliner, a Regents' Professor in the College of Education at Arizona State University. His books include "Educational Psychology," "The Manufactured Crisis," and "The Handbook of Educational Psychology." He has served as president of the American Educational Research Association and of the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Psychology, High Stakes Tests, Behavioral Sciences
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Miller, Erin Morris; Cohen, LeoNora M. – Roeper Review, 2012
Although the support by others of gifted and/or creative individuals has been well documented, what has been overlooked are supportive persons as creative forces in their own right, with the "object" of creation being the development of others for the greater good: engendering. No literature on engendering as a form of giftedness and creativity…
Descriptors: Creativity, Gifted, Talent, Achievement
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Gibbons, Melinda M.; Pelchar, Taylor K.; Cochran, Jeff L. – Roeper Review, 2012
Gifted children from low-education backgrounds often experience barriers to educational and career success. This article reviews the growing body of literature regarding gifted students from low-education backgrounds and the related literature on the challenges and characteristics of first-generation college students. A mother and daughter…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Academically Gifted, Barriers, Educationally Disadvantaged
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