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Edmunds, Alan L.; Edmunds, Gail – Roeper Review, 2014
This article provides further evidence of the often observed sensitive nature displayed by children who are gifted. It also addresses the positive and negative effects that this sensitivity can have on these individuals. Earlier, the authors explored this concept through an analysis of the works and life experiences of Geoffrey, aged 9, a prolific…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Student Needs, Gifted, Individual Characteristics
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Olthouse, Jill M.; Edmunds, Alan L.; Sauder, Adrienne E. – Roeper Review, 2014
Researchers have largely ignored students' creative works as a source of insight into their everyday experiences. This study is a hermeneutic analysis of 23 works written by talented writers on the topic of academics. The findings include depictions of students as detached from their teachers and their curriculum. In these stories and poems,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Creativity, Creative Writing, Writing (Composition)
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Noel, Kathryn; Edmunds, Alan L. – Roeper Review, 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…
Descriptors: Gifted, Models, Comparative Analysis, Children
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Edmunds, Alan L.; Edmunds, Gail A. – Roeper Review, 2005
This article addresses the often-observed sensitive nature displayed by gifted children and the effects this sensitivity can have on the child, particularly during the pre-adolescent and the adolescent periods. This issue is explored through an analysis of the works and fife experiences of Geoffrey, aged 9, a prolific writer since the age of 5…
Descriptors: Emotional Development, Gifted
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Edmunds, Alan L.; Noel, Kathryn A. – Roeper Review, 2003
This article presents the case of Geoffrey, a prolific 5-year-old writer. It examines his writing and how his intrapersonal factors and propitious environment contribute to his prodigious output. Childhood precocity is presented as an age-based comparable rather than as an adult-based predictor. A developmental theory of precocity is considered.…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Creativity, Elementary Education, Environmental Influences
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Edmunds, Alan L. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1999
Describes the Cognitive Credit Card, an individualized approach to helping students with learning disabilities select and apply appropriate learning strategies. The CCC is a credit card-sized laminated set of cognitive or metacognitive cues for a specific topic. Feedback from students, teachers, and parents has been highly positive. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies
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Edmunds, Alan L. – Roeper Review, 1998
This study evaluated the content, concurrent, and construct validity of the Leadership Skills Inventory (LSI), a measure designed to help students analyze the strength of their leadership skills. Results indicated satisfactory content, concurrent, and construct validity, although factor analysis revealed that the LSI contained only one factor, not…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Content Validity, Elementary Secondary Education, Factor Structure
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Edmunds, Alan L. – Canadian Journal of Special Education, 1990
The study of 281 adolescents found no significant differences in creativity subvariables between the developmental stages of concrete and formal operations. Significant relationships were found between age and creativity. Figural flexibility, originality, and elaboration decreased as age increased from 13 to 16 years. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age, Cognitive Development, Creativity