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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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Wellisch, Mimi – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2016
Most Australian education departments' gifted policies are guided by Gagne's Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT; Gagne, 2003, 2004; 2008). In this examination and critique of the DMGT, an argument is made that the DMGT is based predominantly on behavioural/biological research, leaving out genuine environmental factors, and that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Student Needs, Models
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Jung, Jae Yup – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
This study investigated the careers of three former musical prodigies (i.e., Ervin Nyiregyhazi, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, and David Helfgott) who made mature decisions to pursue music as a career, but did not achieve at the expected levels of distinction as adults. Many of the individual factors that may contribute to their relative lack of adult…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Career Development, Career Choice
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Jarvis, Jane M.; Henderson, Lesley – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
Despite calls over the past several decades for increased attention to the needs of gifted and advanced learners, little is known about how South Australian schools currently identify and provide for these students. An online questionnaire was sent to all schools in the state and was completed by participants from 71 schools. Findings suggested…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Talent, Student Needs
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Chaffey, Graham W.; Bailey, Stan B.; Vine, Ken W. – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
The primary purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of dynamic testing as a method for identifying high academic potential in Australian Aboriginal children. The 79 participating Aboriginal children were drawn from Years 3-5 in rural schools in northern New South Wales. The dynamic testing method used in this study involved a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Talent Identification, Academically Gifted
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Martin, Andrew J. – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
The issue of motivation is relevant to all students (Martin, 2001, 2002, in press). However, for some specific groups of students, not only are the fundamental principles of motivation relevant, but there are some additional principles or issues that need to be considered or refined. One case in point is the gifted and talented student, and in…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
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Lassig, Carly – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
Given that teachers have one of the most significant influences on the educational development of gifted students, reports of negative attitudes and beliefs in popular myths about giftedness are cause for concern. It is important to understand teachers' attitudes and beliefs to implement effective training and educational practices to improve…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Teachers
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Kronborg, Leonie; Plunkett, Margaret – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
Developing the talents of academically able students in government secondary schools in Victoria, Australia, has recently gained support through the expansion of Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) Programs. In the private sector, a similar expansion of interest in talent development has occurred through the development and implementation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Secondary School Students
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Garvis, Susanne; Prendergast, Donna – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
The profile of gifted education is being raised in Queensland (Australia) schools in recognition of the potential benefits to students of engaging in such programs. Little is known, however, about what types of programs are being delivered, especially in the early years. Since many programs are created by individuals, it is important to understand…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Case Studies, Knowledge Level
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Wood, Denise – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
Gifted adolescent rural girls live in a world where popular culture is a key source of information about their present and future lives. This study asked whether, as a key influence, popular culture supported or disrupted the talent development process of gifted adolescent girls in rural settings. Through an embedded case study approach this…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Rural Areas, Adolescents, Females
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Jolly, Jennifer L. – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2015
Working from an agenda of school improvement, Australia's implementation of National Assessment Program: Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) in 2008 and the MySchool website in 2010 appears strongly influenced by the mechanisms that have driven the reform/accountability movement in the United States and the United Kingdom (Lingard, 2010; Polsel, Dulfer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Stakes Tests, Academically Gifted, Talent
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