ERIC Number: EJ929813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 0
A Journey through Creativity as a Writer and Researcher: "An Interview with Jane Piirto"
Henshon, Suzanna E.
Roeper Review, v29 n1 p5-9 2006
This article presents an interview with Jane Piirto, a Trustees' Professor at Ashland University in Ohio, Director of Talent Development Education, teaching in the departments of Curriculum and Instruction and in Educational Leadership. Her scholarly books are "Talented Children and Adults" (3 editions, latest 2007 from Prufrock Press); "Understanding Those Who Create" (2 editions); "Understanding Creativity"; "Luovuus"; and "My Teeming Brain: Understanding Creative Writers." She has published many scholarly articles in journals and anthologies, and is an award-winning scholar, poet, and novelist. She has an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from Northern Michigan University. In the interview, Piirto shares her experiences that led her to the field of gifted education and to creativity.
Descriptors: Creativity, Gifted, Talent, Talent Development, Interviews, Educational Experience, Vocational Interests, Educational Researchers, Educational Research, Mentors, Research Needs, Profiles, Change Agents, Performance Factors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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