by LeoNora M. Cohen|
Theory and Practice of Creativity Measurement
As a creativity researcher, this book by three Brazilian women really excited me. I have not seen anything like it on the American market, as the world of creativity research in the USA too often begins and ends with New York and California. There is an excellent review on studies of creativity, varied forms of measurement, and issues related to assessment, clearly written, concise, and authoritative. Included are meticulously-researched creativity assessment instruments (often based on cross-cultural data) on obstacles to personal creativity, classroom climate, measures in mathematics, supportive teaching practices in higher education, work place climate, and a ground-breaking chapter on strategies for creating at work, as well as the theoretical and statistical basis for each instrument. These authors are experts, famous internationally for their research on giftedness, talent, and creativity, with a strong grounding in practice. Their work deserves to become well known in the USA!