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ERIC Number: EJ1176385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0261-4294
Gifted from the "Inside Out": Teaching Mindfulness to High-Ability Children
Haberlin, Steven; O'Grady, Patty
Gifted Education International, v34 n2 p173-180 May 2018
In this pilot study, 24 gifted, elementary students in second to fifth grade enrolled in a large, diverse, urban public school were introduced to 10 mindfulness-based techniques that the students practiced in school. The students practiced the techniques for 10 weeks once per week for 30 minutes in the school's media center under the guidance of the researchers and certified mindfulness instructors. Using qualitative data (interviews and observations), quantitative percentages of qualitative findings are reported. Results include increased enjoyment, calmness, heightened awareness, creativity, and minor discomfort and a gain in mindfulness competency. The need for further research and plans to proceed are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
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