"When Wazza is in the groove, like he is now, he is a spurter
in terms of goals.
Diarrhea could add another stool to this group of SPURTER
words, but I'll spare you.
The "developmental spurter
": A study of accelerated development in young children.
An early study by Harvard psychologist Robert Rosenthal and an elementary school principal, Lenore Jacobson, reported statistically significant increases in IQ for students in the first and second grades whose teachers were told at the beginning of the school year that they would be "growth spurters
" as identified by a (nonexistent) test (Rosenthal and Jacobson, 1968).
Some students were classified as "spurters
" while the others were labeled as "slowers".
Em um dos trabalhos pioneiros, Rosenthal e Jacobson (1968) realizaram um estudo controlado em uma escola publica nos Estados Unidos, em que alunos foram apontados aos professores como sendo de alto potencial (growth spurters
), teoricamente a partir de resultados de testes cognitivos.
154) The teachers were unable to recall the names of those children in their classes of the previous year who had been designated as potential academic spurters
, and had trouble even recognizing them.(6) Of the 72 children originally in the experimental group, the teachers correctly recalled 18 experimental children, but incorrectly recalled 18 control children, as being on their list.