Education and class: the irrelevance of IQ genetic studies
An important contribution to the nature-nurture debate, this book discusses the methods that are used to measure the social and genetic aspects of behavior and the results of behavioral experimentation. Beginning with an overview of the history and present state of the literature on inequality, its biological and social origins, and the nature of intelligence testing, the authors also discuss the theory and measurement of genetics, social structure, and IQ scores, and consider possibilities for improvement of scholastic achievement and access to universities. The book also includes an account of a remarkable French experiment in which children of blue-collar origin were adopted into upper-middle-class families, and analyzes the results of this significant study.
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IQ scores school achievement and social class of origin
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abandoned at birth academic access rates adopted children adoptive parents analysis Appendix average behavioural genetics bias biases biological mothers biological parents blue-collar workers cent Chapter chil child Code comparison concerns confusion correlation corresponding Cyril Burt development quotients ECNI III A.D. effect environment environmental error estimate executive Senior executive fact failure rate files genes genetic variation genotype group test heritability of IQ high SES group individual test inequality intelligence IQ tests Jensen Junior low SES group mean IQ scores mental meritocratic model narrow heritability norm of reaction normal distribution observed obtained occupations OECD percentage of waste phenotype population presented in Table psychometric question sample scale school failure school history schoolchildren selection Senior executive Senior serious failure sibship sixth grade social class social groups social heredity statistical status subjects test scores threshold tion twins unskilled workers upper-middle-class values variables variance variation wise A.D. X X X
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