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ERIC Number: EJ942093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 165
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
Diverse Perspectives of Creativity Testing: Controversial Issues When Used for Inclusion into Gifted Programs
Lemons, Gay
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v34 n5 p742-772 Sep 2011
Although it is important to include creative potential in the criteria for gifted programs, a review of the literature reveals creativity testing for this purpose to be a controversial topic. As creativity is a complex, multifaceted construct difficult to measure and operationalize, instruments purporting to measure creative abilities may lead to in-accurate assessments. The purpose of this article is to present and clarify some of the many conflicting perspectives of creativity testing in order for educators involved in gifted programs to make informed decisions about their use. Suggestions for measurement selection and alternative methods of assessing creative potential are offered. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States