ERIC Number: EJ418359
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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The Relationship of Creativity and Instructional Style Preferences to Overachievement and Underachievement in a Sample of Public School Children.
Toth, Linda S.; Baker, Sheldon R.
Journal of Creative Behavior, v24 n3 p190-98 1990
A literature review both affirms and denies a relationship between creativity and public school achievement. A study involving 116 students from grades 6, 8, and 10 found that high levels of creative ability may contribute to a pattern of underachievement by interfering with convergent thinking within the time constraints of a regular classroom session. (JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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