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The Research Literature: Its Strengths and Limitations

Saturday, November 11
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: 212 B

This presentation focuses on the research priorities and practices since the establishment of the formal field of gifted education in the Australian context. To gain a greater understanding of the research literature as a whole, the following questions were asked:

(a) What research priorities have dominated the inquiry of the field?;
(b) What types of methodological inquiry guide the field?;
(c) What is the level of rigor that can be assigned to the research conducted?; and
(d) How do these research trajectories correlate to recommendations from outside the field?

Jennifer L. Jolly

Senior Lecturer
University of New South Wales

Jennifer L. Jolly, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer in gifted education at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Her research interests include the history of gifted education and parents of gifted children. She is the current Association Editor for the National Association for Gifted Children. Jennifer also serves as Chair of the Local Conference Committee for the 22nd Biennial World Conference, Sydney, Australia in 2017. Her work has been published in Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal for the Education for the Gifted, Roeper Review, and Gifted Child Today. Jennifer has written and edited several books, including A Century of Contributions to Gifted Education: Illuminating Lives (Routledge) with Ann Robinson. She also served as editor of Parenting for High Potential from 2007–2012. Currently, she serves on the editorial advisory boards of the Journal for the Education of the Gifted, the Journal of Advanced Academics, and Gifted Child Today. In 2013 she received NAGC's Early Leader Award. Her classroom experience includes eight years in the U.S. public school system working with both gifted and regular education students.

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