ERIC Number: EJ929819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Constructing a Synthetic-Analytic Framework for Precocious Writing
Noel, Kathryn; Edmunds, Alan L.
Roeper Review, v29 n2 p125-131 2006
Conceptual models of giftedness that cannot explain the full spectrum of depicted behaviors are incomplete. The same is true for frameworks that purport to analyze those behaviors. Within giftedness, extraordinary and rare talents afford us the opportunity to extend and modify models and frameworks. This article presents an analysis of the first 2 years of writing of a precocious child whose prolific language, complex sentence structures, and sophisticated conceptual development belie his age. Attempts to conduct comparative analyses found that existing frameworks could not explain the data's holistic and thematic tones. This led to the construction of a new synthetic-analytic framework for precocious writing that more fully depicts the known spectrum of writing elements exhibited by highly gifted children.
Descriptors: Gifted, Models, Comparative Analysis, Children, Academically Gifted, Talent, Sentence Structure, Childrens Writing
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A