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ERIC Number: EJ1179487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
The Peterson Proactive Developmental Attention Model: A Framework for Nurturing the Rest of the Whole Gifted Child
Peterson, Jean Sunde; Jen, Enyi
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v41 n2 p111-135 Jun 2018
The Peterson Proactive Developmental Attention (PPDA) model offers a framework for affective curriculum for gifted children and adolescents and for both formal or informal interaction with individuals. The model was developed in authentic clinical and educational settings in response to perceived needs but was also informed by considerable research focused on the social and emotional development of gifted youth. The proactive, developmental, and attention components are explained here, and findings from three studies of the model attest to its usefulness. The model is adaptable to a wide age range and can enhance communication across achievement levels, cultural groups, and socioeconomic levels. The small- and large-group applications can be facilitated by laypersons with brief training.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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