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Thraves, Genevieve; Baker, Penelope; Berman, Jeanette; Nye, Adele; Dhurrkay, Miriam – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2021
Giftedness has long been recognised as a cultural construct. Further, the processes and practices for developing talents are culturally influenced. Yet, there is little existing research into Australian Aboriginal understandings of giftedness and talent. There is a need to move beyond pan-Aboriginality when considering Australian Aboriginal views,…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Talent Development, Gifted
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Conejeros-Solar, Maria Leonor; Smith, Susen R. – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2021
Homeschooling has been a growing movement worldwide since the 1970s and a research topic for the last 30 years in Australia. Despite this body of knowledge, no studies have focused specifically on gifted homeschooling in this country. Using a qualitative approach, 10 mothers of 10 gifted children were interviewed; data were analysed using…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Home Schooling, Foreign Countries, Mothers
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Miller, Graeme – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2021
This paper reports on a 2016-2019 study of 123 students in the most academic Year 9 class in a large, high-achieving New Zealand state boys' secondary school. The study asked the question: "What aspects of society, schools and teachers, home environment and your own intrapersonal qualities helped or hindered your achievement in at least one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Academically Gifted, Males
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Hately, Shaun; Townend, Geraldine – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2020
Academic underachievement among children and young people is an area of considerable concern, and it is often linked to particular groups. Two groups that have attracted concern when it comes to underachievement are gifted children and boys. This study examines the intersection between the underachievement of these two groups by examining…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Males, Gifted, Children
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Wong, Melanie – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2020
This article is drawn from a doctoral study that investigated initial teacher educators' views of giftedness and the apparent consequences of those views for pedagogical practice in early years educational settings. The aim of the study was to describe teacher educators' understandings and meanings of giftedness because their perspectives can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education
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Haines, Mary-Anne; Cornish, Linley; Bannister-Tyrrell, Michelle – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2020
The complex learning and socio-emotional profiles of students who are twice exceptional are often accompanied by challenges to their identification and support in the primary school. This exploratory research project, conducted in a primary school in New South Wales, Australia, focused on developing and trialling a comprehensive and useful…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted, Talent Identification
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McGregor, Marie – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2020
Associate Professor Margaret Plunkett, Federation University, Australia, has over 30 years' experience in education. She currently coordinates and lectures in a range of courses and programs in both secondary and primary education, related to gifted education and professional experience. Margaret has won a number of awards for teaching excellence…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Experience, Foreign Countries
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Duff, Joshua – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2020
This study investigated the provisions and other support measures available to gifted students in rural and remote Queensland high schools through a systematic website and document analysis. The aims of the study were to identify those provisions and measures being implemented for identified gifted students in rural and remote Queensland high…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent, Gifted Education, Rural Schools
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Zhou, Simon – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2020
Moral development in gifted education is an issue of imperative importance due to the potential of gifted students to change the world. In consideration of this issue and the lack of research on the topic, this study examined the extent to which moral development was present within the senior secondary English curricula at an academically…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Moral Values, Academically Gifted, Talent
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Ronksley-Pavia, Michelle – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2020
There is a considerable gap in empirical research on the prevalence rates of twice-exceptional students in Australian schools. Governments expect statistics when developing education policy and implementing funding support, so it is therefore imperative, as far as practicable, to quantify the number of twice-exceptional learners in Australia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted Disabled, Incidence, Academically Gifted
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Mullen, Claire; Jung, Jae Yup – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2019
An exploration was made in this study of the factors that affect teachers' attitudes towards gifted programs and provisions. For this purpose, survey data obtained from 182 Australian primary and secondary school teachers on a modified version of the "Survey of Attitudes Towards Gifted Students and Gifted Education" (Jung, 2014) were…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Gifted Education, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers
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Fabio, Rosa Angela; Buzzai, Caterina – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2019
The purpose of this two-phase study was to validate the giftedness checklist of Sommer, Fink, and Neubauer (2008) in the Italian context, in both the version for teachers and for parents. The first phase was conducted with a sample of 570 children, 392 parents, and 136 teachers, with the aim of exploring the instrument factor structure, and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted Education, Check Lists, Foreign Countries
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Francis, Mariko A. – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2019
In this interview, Dr Munro discusses his research and provides insights into gifted learning and talent development in the classroom. He describes how teachers can develop productive classroom environments to thrive and use experiential memory to cultivate teaching expertise. According to Dr Munro, talented outcomes are more likely when teachers…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Teaching Methods, Classroom Environment, Student Needs
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Walsh, Rosalind; Kemp, Coral – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2019
A single-subject design was used to examine the effectiveness of a higher-order questioning stimulus. Five children aged 3 to 5 years, who were assessed as being potentially gifted, took part in story-reading sessions in which higher order questions were asked. A treatment effect was found for three of the five children, suggesting that the use of…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Academically Gifted, Preschool Children, Language Skills
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Ballam, Nadine; Sturgess, Anne – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2019
In February 2018, a full-time provider of gifted education opened in New Zealand with its initial cohort of children. This provider catered for learners from ages 1-15 years who did not 'fit' in mainstream education settings. This paper reports on a research project that focused on the effectiveness of the learning approach at this school in its…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent, Student Needs, Parent Attitudes
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