ERIC Number: EJ293217
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983
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Myth of the Greenhouse Child: Hazards of Viewing Giftedness as the Plant that Survives.
Knowles, Donald W.
B. C. Journal of Special Education, v7 n2 p99-111 Sum 1983
The view that gifted children are like greenhouse plants that risk having been forced to attain unnatural growth is seen as a harmful myth and its corollary assumptions that gifted children will grow on their own are criticized. Counter theories are proposed that assert the need for providing appropriate educational experiences. (CL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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