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Balanced research and practice Despite increased discussions in academic discourse about the causes of inequality, especially through meritocracy, these debates rarely reach teachers in gifted education. In my qualitative case study, I explored gifted interventions from a teachers’ and students’ perspective to analyse the impact of...

Balanced research and practice Learning Disorders (LD) are under diagnosed in the gifted population. Mathematical learning disorder (dyscalculia) is the least researched and most underdiagnosed learning disorder. Concepts from our recent research article "Understanding Mathematical Learning Disorder in Regard to Executive and Cerebellar Functioning: a Failure...

Balanced research and practice Twice-exceptional students are students who are talented on the one hand, with learning, developmental, or behavioral difficulties on the other. Identifying these students and their educational needs can be difficult due to the large individual differences between and within these students. The...

Practice based Bright persons are born with many innate abilities. These abilities can be enhanced and updated from time to time. The number of abilities is not static but can be increased. Those that are not innate can be acquired. Abilities are analogous to computer functions...

Scientific In France, based on their practice, many psychologists involved in giftedness issues claim that giftedness emphasizes emotions and that gifted children and adolescents have lower self-esteem that could contribute to academic difficulties of some adolescents. The present study examined the relationship between overexcitabilities, self-esteem, and...

Balanced research and practice Systematic preschool gifted education programs rarely exist in public elementary schools. The current study explored the perceptions of 16 preschool teachers (general and special education teachers) from two public schools in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) regarding their views about various...