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Gallagher, Shelagh A. – Roeper Review, 2017
An exploratory study of the efficacy of "The Word Within the Word" tested students' abilities to recognize, use, and recall vocabulary. Ten middle school teachers and their 493 students participated. Five teachers used "The Word Within the Word", and five used traditional vocabulary materials. Students completed an out-of-level…
Descriptors: Gifted, Vocabulary Skills, Vocabulary Development, Middle School Teachers
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Piechowski, Michael M. – Roeper Review, 2017
Unilevel disintegration, the second level in Dabrowski's theory, does not have a structure comparable to the higher levels. It also lacks direction. If so, one is bound to ask what is developmental about it and what, in fact, is developing in level II. Two classsic studies and one of highly gifted adults show three possible kinds of emotional…
Descriptors: Emotional Development, Developmental Stages, Educational Theories, Gifted
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Jolly, Jennifer L.; Matthews, Michael S. – Roeper Review, 2017
Blogs have become a go-to information resource for members of online communities. In this qualitative study we applied uses and gratifications theory (U&GT) to analyze the experiences and perceptions of four mothers of gifted children who maintain blogs about their homeschooling experiences. Data suggest that this novel context and population…
Descriptors: Electronic Journals, Home Schooling, Mothers, Gifted
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Henshon, Suzanna E. – Roeper Review, 2017
Dr. Michael S. Matthews is professor and director of the Academically & Intellectually Gifted graduate programs at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is incoming Coeditor of the "Gifted Child Quarterly" and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children. Dr. Matthews also currently…
Descriptors: Gifted, Global Approach, Interviews, Profiles
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Al-Hamdan, Najat Sulaiman; Al-Jasim, Fatima Ahmed; Abdulla, Ahmed M. – Roeper Review, 2017
This study assessed the differences in the emotional intelligence of gifted adolescent students and talented adolescent students in Bahrain. The sample consisted of 80 gifted adolescent students and 80 talented adolescent students in Grades 9 through 12. A multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) indicates that there were significant differences…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Gifted, Talent, Adolescents
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Harper, Amanda; Cornish, Linley; Smith, Susen; Merrotsy, Peter – Roeper Review, 2017
Dabrowski's theory of positive disintegration is an emotion-centered, nonontogenetic, five-level theory of personality development where the experience of all emotions is essential for the process of growth. In this article, we examine the complexities of the three factors of development, which are essential to the notion of development within the…
Descriptors: Personality Theories, Personality Development, Psychological Patterns, Influences
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Courtinat-Camps, Amélie; Massé, Line; de Léonardis, Myriam; Capdevielle-Mougnibas, Valérie – Roeper Review, 2017
The objective of this research is to understand the diversity of gifted students' self-representations through self-portrait analysis. Two hundred twenty-seven French gifted students (intelligence quotient = 130; 45 girls, 182 boys), aged from 9 to 15 years completed the GPS instrument ("Genèse des Perceptions de Soi" [Genesis of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portraiture, Gifted, Self Concept
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Haroutounian, Joanne – Roeper Review, 2017
After decades of fluctuating presence in gifted education, the arts are surprisingly establishing themselves in academic classrooms, spurred by arts integration with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curricula or science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). This renewed interest provides the opportunity to…
Descriptors: Art Education, Academically Gifted, Talent Identification, STEM Education
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Abdulla, Ahmed M.; Cramond, Bonnie – Roeper Review, 2017
With creativity now being emphasized in schools, it is important for teachers to understand what it is and how it is measured. This review of the literature is an attempt to make sense of the many definitions and measures of creativity. As a result, this comprehensive review shows that most definitions agree that there are at least two criteria to…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Thinking, Definitions, Educational Research
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Henshon, Suzanna E. – Roeper Review, 2017
Yong Zhao is Foundations Distinguished Professor in the School of Education with an appointment in the School of Business at the University of Kansas. Prior to joining KU, he served as the Presidential Chair, Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education, and Associate Dean in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Innovation, Global Approach, Competition
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Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Subotnik, Rena F.; Worrell, Frank C. – Roeper Review, 2017
In this article we present research concerning important aspects of domain-specific giftedness. Specifically, we address the evidence regarding the relationship between specific abilities and achievement. Empirical evidence suggests that specific abilities have been used widely and validly for identification of exceptional talent in performance…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Correlation, Ability, Talent Identification
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Ambrose, Don – Roeper Review, 2017
Robert Sternberg's (2017) Active Concerned Citizenship and Ethical Leadership (ACCEL) framework provides a helpful way to align gifted education with the complexities of 21st-century socioeconomic and cultural environments. The recommendation that we shift away from pseudoquantitative precision in conceptions of giftedness aligns with similar…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Academically Gifted, Ethics, Social Influences
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Tirri, Kirsi – Roeper Review, 2017
In this response, I emphasize the importance of teacher education for making changes in identifying the gifted. As a European scholar and teacher educator, I reflect on Dr. Sternberg's ideas. Educating for a growth mindset in learning is crucial for the development of creativity and risk taking. Teachers also need a clear goal for gifted education…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Identification, Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies
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Simonton, Dean Keith – Roeper Review, 2017
In his target article, Sternberg (2017) quite rightly criticizes the approach to identifying giftedness that was initiated by Terman's (1925-1959) classic prospective study of high-IQ children. Sternberg then recommends a number of novel approaches to both identification and education. Nonetheless, this commentator recommends that future…
Descriptors: Leaders, Leadership, Cognitive Ability, Intelligence Tests
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Beghetto, Ronald A. – Roeper Review, 2017
How might educators help young people respond to current and future challenges of a changing world? In this article, I describe how educators can design Legacy Projects to provide young people with opportunities to make positive and lasting differences in their lives, schools, communities, and beyond. The connection between legacy projects and the…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Creativity, Transformational Leadership, Elementary Secondary Education
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