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Keywords

Bibliotherapy for teenagers; Gifted children--Counseling of;

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of developmental bibliotherapy as an instructional technique for resolving social and emotional problems of gifted adolescents. By means of a review of educational and psychological literature, the writer gathered data about the effectiveness of developmental bibliotherapy in treating the social and emotional problems of the gifted described by Delisle and others.

The lack of bibliotherapeutic empirical studies using gifted adolescents as subjects and conflicting studies on the effectiveness of bibliotherapy to alter social and personality problems led the author to conclude that developmental bibliotherapy is still an experimental technique. However, the literature revealed that the reading and higher level thinking skills of gifted adolescents made them ideal subjects for bibliotherapy. The literature recorded that educators of the gifted and talented are using a wide variety of strategies as well as discussion to enhance the effectiveness of developmental bibliotherapy.

Year of Submission

1998

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

William Lee Waack

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Date Original

1998

Object Description

1 PDF file (iv, 27 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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