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Henshon, Suzanna E. – Roeper Review, 2019
This article offers interview responses from Thomas Hébert, a professor of gifted and talented education in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina. Hébert was previously a faculty member at the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia. He has more than a decade of K-12 classroom experiences working with gifted…
Descriptors: Gifted, Special Education, Doctoral Programs, Higher Education
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Piechowski, Michael M. – Roeper Review, 2014
Some terms of Dabrowski's theory are misleading. The construct of level and the concepts of integration and disintegration mean different things. The concept of primary integration as a starting point for personality development is untenable in light of research on child development. In its place, Level I as a type of development that is…
Descriptors: Gifted, Individual Development, Personality Development, Emotional Development
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Ackerman, Cheryl M. – Roeper Review, 2009
The purpose of this article is to present Dabrowski's theory of positive disintegration (TPD; Dabrowski, 1964) in a thorough and accessible manner so that those in the gifted community can better understand it and its usefulness to the field of gifted studies. The article goes beyond what has typically been presented in recent research literature…
Descriptors: Gifted, Literature, Personality Theories, Children