ERIC Number: EJ1025415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Gifted Children's Relationships with Writing
Olthouse, Jill M.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v37 n2 p171-188 Jun 2014
This collective case study represents 10 gifted children's relationships with writing. The construct "relationship with writing" includes children's influences, goals, values, identity, and emotions connected to writing. Overall, these students' relationships with writing can be described as creative, responsible, and mimetic. Students benefit from intensive home enrichment. They have identities as "good students," and these identities are compatible with efficient work habits, intrinsic motivation, and mastery goals. Practical implications include the need for diverse and complex writing models that will help young writers begin the transition from mini-c creativity to more advanced writing, as well as the need to provide more challenging revision tasks.
Descriptors: Gifted, Children, Case Studies, Writing (Composition), Relationship, Talent, Phenomenology, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Interviews, Observation, Influences, Objectives, Values, Psychological Patterns, Self Concept
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Primary Education; Intermediate Grades; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
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