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ERIC Number: EJ781688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
Lewis Terman: Genetic Study of Genius--Elementary School Students
Jolly, Jennifer L.
Gifted Child Today, v31 n1 p27-33 Win 2008
Although the field of gifted education generally recognizes the foundational work of Lewis Terman, rarely does one stop to examine the details of his longitudinal study and their connection to present-day gifted education. This article reexamines the beginnings of Terman's longitudinal study with a focus on elementary-school-aged children. Although the longitudinal study of gifted children was a defining feature of Terman's career, so too, was his work with intelligence tests. However, a strict line of demarcation cannot be drawn between the two areas because Terman's definition of giftedness was so closely tied to that of intelligence. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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