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Nielsen Pereira
Department of Educational Studies
C
ollege of Education, Purdue University

Nielsen Pereira is an assistant professor of Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies at Purdue University. His research interests include conceptual, contextual, and measurement issues in the identification of gifted and talented populations, design and assessment of learning in varied gifted and talented education contexts, and understanding gifted and talented student experiences in talent development programs in and out of school. He is currently one of the associate editors of Gifted and Talented International and an editorial board member for the Journal of Advanced Academics and Gifted Child Quarterly. He served as Program Chair for National Association for Gifted Children's Special Populations Network past editor of Mosaic, the network newsletter. He helped develop the curriculum for the STEAM Labs program (http://steamlabs.education), which challenges middle and high-school students to learn and apply the engineering design process in a cooperative learning environment. He taught English as a second language for 12 years in public schools and language institutes in Brazil before moving to the United States to pursue his doctorate in gifted, creative, and talented studies at Purdue University. He is a regular presenter in national and international conferences on educational research, gifted education, and STEM education.

Research

Design and assessment of learning in varied gifted and talented education contexts.
Understanding gifted and talented student experiences in talent development programs in and out of school.
Conceptual, contextual, and measurement issues in the identification of gifted and talented populations.

   

Select Publications


Pereira, N., Bakhiet, S. F., Gentry, M., Balhmar, T. A., & Hakami, S. M. (2017). Sudanese students' perceptions of their class activities: Psychometric properties and measurement invariance of My Class Activities–Arabic Language Version. Journal of Advanced Academics, 28, 101-119.

Peters, S. J., & Pereira, N. (2017). A Replication of the Internal Validity Structure of Three Major Teaching Rating Scales. Journal of Advanced Academics, 28, 1-19.

Jordan, S. S., Pereira, N., Dalrymple, O. (2016). The Impact of Design Swapping on Student Design Sketch Quality. International Journal of Engineering Education.

Paganelli, A., Cribbs, J. D., Huang, X. S., Pereira, N., Huss, J., Chandler, W., Paganelli, A (2016). The makerspace experience and teacher professional development. Professional Development in Education, DOI:10.1080/19415257.2016.1166448

Pereira, N., Knots. J. D., & Roberts, J. L. (2015). Current status of twice-exceptional students: A look at legislation and policy in the United States. Gifted and Talented International, 30, 122-134.

Gentry, M., Pereira, N., Peters, S. J., McIntosh, J., Fugate, C. M. (2015). HOPE Teacher Rating Scale: Administration manual. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Pereira, N., & de Oliveira, L. C. (2015). Meeting the linguistic needs of gifted English language learners: What teachers need to know. Teaching Exceptional Children, 47, 208-215.

Pereira, N., & Gentry, M. (2013).  A qualitative inquiry into the experiences of gifted English language learners in Midwestern schools. Journal of Advanced Academics, 24, 164-194.

Pereira, N. & Gates, J. (2013). Perceived classroom management needs of pre-service teachers. Kentucky Teacher Education Journal, 2, 1-17.

Pereira, N., Peters, S. J., & Gentry, M. (2010). The My Class Activities instrument as used in Saturday enrichment program evaluation. Journal of Advanced Academics, 21, 568-593.

Teaching 


EDPS 54000        Gifted, Creative, and Talented Children

EDPS 54500        Social and Affective Development of Gifted Students

  

Professional History

2015-present     Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, Purdue University
                          West Lafayette, IN

2011-2014
         Assistant Professor, School of Teacher Education, Western Kentucky University
                           Bowling Green, KY

2007-2011
         Graduate Assistant, Gifted Education Resource Institute, Purdue University
                           West Lafayette, IN

2003-2006         Teacher (EFL), Instituto Cultural Brasileiro Norte-Americano
                           Porto Alegre, Brazil

 

Professional Appointments

Associate Editor

Gifted and Talented International

Editorial Board Member

Journal of Advanced Academics

Gifted Child Quarterly


 
 

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 Nielsen Pereira

Assistant Professor
Gifted, Creative, and TalentedStudies
Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI)
Department of Educational Studies

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 STEAM Labs