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ERIC Number: EJ796747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0016-9862
Relationships among Private Speech and Creativity in Head Start and Low-Socioeconomic Status Preschool Children
Daugherty, Martha; White, C. Stephen
Gifted Child Quarterly, v52 n1 p30-39 2008
The purpose of this study was to explore Vygotsky's notion of private speech as a cognitive self-regulatory process and how it related to creativity measures among at-risk children. Thirty-two Head Start and state-funded Pre-K children completed the Torrance creativity test Thinking Creatively in Action and Movement (TCAM). The children's private speech was collected in an open play context and while children completed structured logical--mathematical activities. Results revealed that both originality and fluency creativity were related to self-direction private speech and grand total private speech. Findings support that cognitive self-regulating private speech may be related to creative thinking and that private speech may offer a method for assessing early creative thinking in children from various cultural and economic backgrounds. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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