A study of the difference between creative potential in African-American students with and without disabilities from lower socioeconomic environments
Mirto, Jody Elizabeth
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This study investigates the differences between creative potential in African-American students with and without disabilities from lower socioeconomic environments. Current literature is addressed in regards to race, socioeconomic status, special education services, creativity, and the interrelationship of these topics. The Torrance Test of Creative Thinking – Figural was used to assess the creative potential of three groups of students: Group 1 - Students without disabilities, Group 2 - Students with behavior disorders, Group 3 - Students with learning disabilities. Group 1 scored significantly higher than group 2 on one subsection and higher than group 3 on three subsections. Implications for further research are provided.