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'I am neither general nor diplomat': Reflections on the Persion Gulf War by gifted Canadian adolescents

Citation

Denholm, CJ, 'I am neither general nor diplomat': Reflections on the Persion Gulf War by gifted Canadian adolescents, Adolescence, 30, (118) pp. 381-401. ISSN 0001-8449 (1995) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

Following the cease-fire in the 1991 Persian Gulf War, 97 students attending school programs for the gifted and talented in British Columbia, Canada, were invited to participate in an exploratory study consisting of a series of openended questions. In general, students believed that adults had learned little from the conflict and tended to hold to the same views after the war had ended. To avoid warfare, students suggested a number of options. They were critical of the role played by political and economic demands and the media, and described a range of personal emotions and behavioral changes which occurred during the period of hostilities. The role played by families in providing support and information during this time appeared to be substantial.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Education and Training Systems
Objective Field:Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified
Author:Denholm, CJ (Professor Carey Denholm)
ID Code:4084
Year Published:1995
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-09-19
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