Interviews with 20 nobel laureates: Their parenting experiences

Hong Yan Echo WU

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The literature on parental influence in the development of talent among gifted children points to certain factors as being highly significant. This paper examines parenting experiences and beliefs that concern a small group of individuals who have achieved extreme levels of talented performance: winning a Nobel Prize. Twenty individual interviews were conducted through either personal interviews or phone interviews. Analysis of the interviews revealed that these Nobel laureates have common as well as unique experiences and beliefs about parenting. It is hoped that implications of this study will be of interest to a broad audience including parents, teachers, practitioners, researchers and many others.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009


Wu, E. H. (2009, April). Interviews with 20 nobel laureates: Their parenting experiences. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association: Disciplined Inquiry: Education Research in the Circle of Knowledge, San Diego, CA.


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