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ERIC Number: EJ929835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
ISSN: ISSN-0278-3193
If Gifted/Learning Disabled Students Have Wisdom, They Have All Things!
Kim, Jin-Young; Ko, Young-Gun
Roeper Review, v29 n4 p249-258 2007
This study explores how a historical genius with learning disabilities (LD) used his giftedness to surmount his disabilities. This study compared biographical data of a historical genius with LD to geniuses without LD using the posthumous diagnostic methodology. Niels Bohr, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Enrico Fermi were selected for investigation. Results show that Bohr's ability to achieve eminence in adulthood at a level equal to Fermi's and possibly superior to Oppenheimer's may be related to the fact that Bohr used wisdom more effectively than Oppenheimer or Fermi. These findings suggest that Gifted/Learning Disabled (G/LD) students may benefit from greater focus on wisdom in addition to academic achievement in their gifted programs. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Group Embedded Figures Test; Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking