ERIC Number: EJ874026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 1
There and Back Again
Delisle, James R.; Cross, Tracy L.
Gifted Child Today, v33 n1 p62-65 Win 2010
In this article, the authors share their experiences and reflections on their trip to Saudi Arabia as participants of a 3-day workshop on giftedness sponsored by King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba). Delisle states that the trip to Saudi Arabia made him realize the importance of firsthand knowledge as people consider ideas that may differ from their deeply held biases and beliefs. It's a skill that he had tried to inculcate in his own students in his years as a teacher and professor. On the other hand, Cross stresses that the great thing about international traveling with open eyes is one is invited to become more sophisticated. Cross sees these visitations and friendship building as the single best approach to creating peace.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Creativity, Workshops, International Cooperation, Cultural Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia