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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Elementary education

1987

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Creativity In The Journal Writings Of Academically Able Students, Eileen J. Wuethrich Aug 1987

Creativity In The Journal Writings Of Academically Able Students, Eileen J. Wuethrich

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of certain creativity components in the cumulative writing samples of academically able students. Twenty-four fourth and fifth grade students who had written over either one or-two year time-spans participated in the study.

Use of a researcher-designed instrument determined individual use and development, as well as illustrating group tendencies, in employing these components in their writing samples.

Analysis revealed that generally, students in this program did not consistently demonstrate an increased use of fluency, flexibility and originality. Also students who had written over a two-year span demonstrated little observable growth in ...