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Matthews, Michael S.; Farmer, Jennie – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2017
Dynamic assessment methods, initially developed by Feuerstein in the 1970s, have been recommended as being more equitable for identifying the academic abilities of students who may not perform well on traditional assessments due to these learners' cultural, linguistic, or economic differences from the population for whom the traditional measures…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Predictive Measurement, Hispanic American Students
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Lavin, Angela – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2017
The case of a gifted and talented Catholic Dominican nun is described and analysed in the context of Renzulli's Three-Ring Conception of Giftedness and Gagne's Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent. Using qualitative methods, semi-structured interviews of relevant individuals were conducted and analysed. Based on the conclusions of this…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Gifted, Catholics, Nuns
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Hay, Peta – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2017
Karen B. Rogers has dedicated her career to serving gifted students. In this interview she outlines her major research studies, and explores some of her experiences in the field, with special emphasis on her time in Australia. She discusses her use of the meta-synthesis and meta-analysis methodologies, and outlines key areas of gifted education…
Descriptors: Gifted, Educational Research, Change Agents, Meta Analysis
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Bannister-Tyrrell, Michelle – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2017
Gagne's (1985, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2013) Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT) has evolved in response to findings from the research in cognitive and developmental psychology and neuroscience. As the DMGT is commonly used in Australia, it is important that the model reflects our understanding of intelligence, what high potential is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Academically Gifted, Talent
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Merrotsy, Peter – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2017
It is commonly stated that in Australia Gagne's Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent is generally referred to, applied, used, or adopted in most contexts related to the education and support of gifted and talented children and youth. To examine the extent to which this claim is true, an analysis was conducted of policy and related…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Student Needs, Educational Policy
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Morrissey, Anne-Marie; Grant, Anne – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2017
A three-session professional development (PD) program on planning for young gifted children was provided to sixty-six early childhood/early years educators, aiming to increase educators' professional knowledge and skills in this area. The program was grounded in a socio-cultural perspective that sees young gifted children as class members as well…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Thomas, Kerry – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2017
This paper acknowledges that there is widespread support in Gifted Education for students' creative aptitudes to be identified as a domain that includes imagination, originality, fluency, and problem solving. I explore where and when these concepts originated and briefly identify how they are represented in Gifted Education. Then various…
Descriptors: Art Education, Academically Gifted, Creativity, Visual Arts
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Wellisch, Mimi – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2017
This article argues for the reintroduction of cognitive assessment for all New South Wales (NSW) school children to ensure the early identification of those who are intellectually gifted. The article is based on a review of the literature, and includes discussion on the development of cognitive assessments, and historical and current practices in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Tests, Screening Tests, Talent Identification
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Smith, Susen; Arthur-Kelly, Michael – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2016
Multi-grade primary classroom contexts provide opportunities to address the different needs of diverse learners through differentiating instruction. This mixed-methods study is a smaller component of a larger study undertaken in Australia, with other elements reported elsewhere. The study used ecobehavioural assessment to examine the relationships…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Gifted, Reading Difficulties, Multigraded Classes
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Wardman, Janna – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2016
Although there is a plethora of research evidence in support of the benefits of acceleration, the voices of parents are seldom heard in the literature around outcomes from full-year acceleration. This retrospective study reports on the views of the parents (N = 16) of a group of New Zealand students (N = 12) who were accelerated a full year in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Acceleration (Education), Parent Attitudes, Program Effectiveness
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Ballam, Nadine – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2016
Over the last decade, the New Zealand Ministry of Education (2000, 2012) has continued to identify young people from low socioeconomic backgrounds as one of six groups who are consistently underrepresented in gifted and talented programmes in New Zealand schools. This paper reports on a research project that explored the lived experiences of 101…
Descriptors: Gifted, Economically Disadvantaged, Low Income Students, Socioeconomic Background
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Dare, Lynn; Smith, Susen; Nowicki, Elizabeth – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2016
Grade-based acceleration is when high-ability children progress through school at a rate faster than typical by being placed with older classmates. This educational practice can help meet the learning needs of high-ability children. In this study, 56 parents of high-ability children who underwent grade-based acceleration in Australian schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Experience, Acceleration (Education)
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Easton, Vernitta; Gaffney, Janet S.; Wardman, Janna – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2016
The study investigated New Zealand primary school teachers' understandings and experiences of talented young writers. Data were gathered using semi-structured interviews in Auckland schools. The interview data were thematically analysed using an interpretivist framework. The focus of this report is on the teachers' selection and interpretation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Academically Gifted, Talent
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Tait, Kirstin; Horsley, Jenny; Tait, Carolyn – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2016
Pasifika students are a minority group in New Zealand education who are at risk of underachievement. This article examines how five high achieving Pasifika students reported the factors that contribute to the task value of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Scholarship. It uses expectancy value theory to consider motivation through…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Success, Task Analysis, Value Judgment
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Ogurlu, Uzeyir – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2016
This study examined how classroom discourse evolved in a gifted class and compared it with a non-gifted class at the same year level. The following features of classroom discourse were examined: Initiation-Response-Follow up (IRF) patterns, teacher and student questions, and teacher revoicing. To conduct the study, audiorecordings of classroom…
Descriptors: Gifted, Classroom Communication, Teacher Student Relationship, Discourse Analysis
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