A Study of Some High School Seniors of Superior Intelligence, Volume 2

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Public School Publishing Company, 1922 - Ability - 75 pages
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Page 16 - ... the planning and direction of farm work calls for much more than simple muscular effort. (2) In the next group belong those who, while not needing specialized skill, yet bear some responsibility and must have some alertness of mind.
Page 62 - Another type of bright child to whom an injustice is also done has been overlooked heretofore. This is the gifted but over-conscientious child (usually a girl), whose marked ability is often concealed and hampered by excessive industry and overscrupulousness. Petty requirements and the drudgery of routine are allowed to obscure the larger aims of study. Such misplaced emphasis may form bad mental habits that persist through life.
Page 61 - Two high school boys that I came across deliberately avoided positions of leadership, though they were much criticized by their teachers for so doing. They are both remarkable boys and it is not improbable that one of them at least will one day make some real contribution to science, which is the field that interests him most deeply. "It would waste my time to go on with debating," he said, "for there are many other things I must find out.
Page 61 - keynote in the education of an exceptional child of any age is to provide a wealth of stimulations of a suitable order," the keynote in the education of the limited pupil is the establishment of efficient habits. Usually the limited child is not capable of constant adjustments to new situations. 9. Dull pupils succeed in the manipulative...
Page 5 - Two Thousand Normal Children Measured by the Binet Measuring Scale of Intelligence," Pedagogical Seminary, 18: 232-259, June,
Page 2 - The immediate purpose of this investigation was to study intensively a group of young persons of superior intelligence in order to determine group tendencies with regard to (1) heredity and home conditions, (2) health and physical development, (3) mental development and educational progress, and (4) kind and number of interests.
Page 58 - The brighter young people, collectively speaking, are as much interested as the others, or more so, in objective things and activities, in sports and athletics, in music, and in people and social situations. Art is the only field in which the duller group has the advantage.
Page 26 - At the end of the second year the average child is able to put words together in short sentences. If at two years the child makes no attempt to speak, what should be suspected f Either that the child is a deaf-mute or that it is mentally deficient, although this is occasionally seen in children who are only very backward. Table showing the Average Weight, Height, and Circumference of Head and Chest...

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