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ERIC Number: EJ871209
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1918-5227
Past Buoy Lines: Exploring Metaphors, Boundaries, and Poetic Possibilities in Giftedness Research
Richardson, Pamela
Exceptionality Education International, v19 n2-3 p136-152 2009
This piece is a poetic and narrative inquiry (Leggo, 2004) into the conceptual, physical, and emotional underpinnings of research methodology in the field of gifted education. First, the author explores the metaphorical possibility of swimming rather than standing in the field of inquiry and how relationships to self, environment, and other would shift in ways potentially commensurate with the task of researching giftedness. Then, responses to a questionnaire asking researchers about their understandings, hopes, and fears in the use of "non-traditional" methodologies in the field of gifted education are explored through the creation of poetic aphorisms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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