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ERIC Number: EJ810581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
A Former Student's Perception of Not Gifted, Just Different: A Case Study
Gaither, Joan M. E.
Gifted Child Today, v31 n4 p46-58 Fall 2008
This qualitative case study looks at a former art student from a working-class suburban family who had been identified as gifted and talented in the visual arts at a very young age. This case study follows the Hurwitz and Day (1991) descriptive criteria for identifying gifted children and the characteristics for their artwork by gathering data from listening to the responsive memories of an adult artist prompted by the criteria outlined in "Children and Their Art: Methods for the Elementary School." This study reveals general characteristics of gifted students in the visual arts and practical instructional strategies that supported the development of a student who exhibited all of the characteristics of giftedness according to Hurwitz and Day. This study further examines this student's interview responses and offers emerging ideas as guidelines for art instructors in the development of instructional strategies for gifted students. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A