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ERIC Number: ED410238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 24
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The Lifelong Productivity of Terman's Original Women Researchers.
Rogers, Karen B.
A preliminary analysis of information collected from historical archives and long-time leaders in gifted education reveals a wealth of data about five women researchers who worked in various capacities during the initial establishment and data collection of Dr. Lewis Terman's classic longitudinal study of the "Genetic Studies of Genius." The five women included Florence Fuller, Helen Marshall, Dorothy Hazelton Yates, Florence Goodenough, and Catharine Morris Cox (Miles). The published and unpublished papers, memoranda, and research field notes of these researchers, their respective correspondence with Terman and each other, and some contacts with a living member of the research team and some of these women's family members were used for this analysis. Although the information is still sketchy on one of the five, most of them appear to have had satisfying personal lives in addition to satisfying professional careers. All contributed greatly to the actual work of carrying out Terman's research conception, but they also represent a continuum of lifelong productivity. Personal responsibilities may have had more to do with their subsequent levels of productivity than "zeitgeist." (Contains 2 tables and 14 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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